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"Open" opens 2018 Chutzpah!
Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor...
Da "Tailbone's" connected to da backbone, da...
Your numerology cycles February 15–28
"Jabberwocky" -- Frabjous!
"No Foreigners" @ CutchLab: xenografts seek roots
Amid pressure from Trudeau, Treaty Alliance vows to stand...
Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to...
"Motown" time capsule
Milky Chance 'blossoms' at the Commodore
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls
Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis
Feb 16th, 2018
Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to know about B.C.’s pipeline battle
Justin Trudeau faced hecklers in Nanaimo. Rachel Notley and John Horgan are flinging indignant words, threats even, back and forth between Edmonton and Victoria. A national columnist demands...
Feb 7th, 2018
New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good
And new and old films in a series for Black History Month
Feb 1st, 2018
Reviews of In the Fade, timely, the new Maze Runner, loud, and Hollow in the Land, local
Also three documentaries about geek girls, musclemen and a pre-Beatles band in Liverpool
Jan 25th, 2018
US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year
Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale
Jan 18th, 2018
Reviews of Spielberg’s new one, Daniel-Day Lewis’ last and the new Paddington
Also menace on a commuter train, our sick oceans, a Spanish shriek about the world today and Canada’s best
Jan 11th, 2018
Recalling a tabloid sensation in I, Tonya and Psycho’s shower horror in 78/52
Or you can watch some of Italy’s best, old and new, in a week-long festival
Jan 4th, 2018
One new film, with fireworks, and my picks for the year’s best
I’ve only got one new film to evaluate this week and a whole bunch to praise as the best of 2017. The new one is first. BRIMSTONE & GLORY: You think it's neat sitting down on the beach at...
Dec 28th, 2017
More holiday movies: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Molly’s Game
Also Pitch Perfect 3 and All the Money in the World in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey
Dec 21st, 2017
Reviews of the new Star Wars, the latest Churchill and a bunch of awards nominees
Also a gay love story with Oscar buzz, the leading Golden Globe contender and two more
Dec 14th, 2017