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Going steady, 1340's-style
Learning the ropes at Massey Theatre
Us, an artful horror movie, also three good ones back in...
"Gross Misconduct' -- ravenning
Ariel: 'brave spirit[s]'
Earthly Delights: Other-Worldly
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer...
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Red on red at Vimy Ridge
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Women of various types, in Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth and a typical film noir
Also a film series about faith and transcendence visits traditional healers in the Amazon and blares against noise pollution everywhere
Jul 27th, 2017
Spectacular scenes at Dunkirk, poignant fantasy in A Ghost Story and movie treasures found in Dawson City
Also Marion Cotillard goes sexy in her latest film and Sikh history is corrected in The Black Prince
Jul 21st, 2017
A great new Planet of the Apes, cultural discord in Tanna and songs of aboriginal history in The Road Forward
And two more: a queer Ornithologist and sexy, foul-mouthed nuns in The Little Hours
Jul 13th, 2017
Spider-Man new and improved, a classic rock festival and talking away the troubles in Northern Ireland
Also a little-known attempt to assassinate Hitler, immigrant humor in a radio station and perplexing doings with artistic types
Jul 6th, 2017
Reviews of Baby Driver, great fun, The Big Sick, charming rom com and Despicable Me 3 noisy animation
Also war’s real victims in Nowhere to Run, sexual unease for The Beguiled and mortality hovering over The Hero
Jun 30th, 2017
Anthony Hopkins playing with Transformers, Harmonium’s potent Japanese drama and something not to do on vacation
Also the only bank indicted for 2008’s financial crisis, a “nice Jewish girl” finally getting recognition for her photography and Keanu Reeves in a dystopian novelty
Jun 22nd, 2017
Multiple Cate Blanchetts in Manifesto, Salma Hayek’s dissent in Beatriz at Dinner and facing obsolescence in Cars 3
Also: life well-observed in The Commune, a different kind of boxing movie with Olli Mäki and a dodgy bio of rapper Tupac Shakur
Jun 16th, 2017
The Mummy with Tom Cruise, pure hokum; try Megan Leavey or Churchill instead
Or maybe It Comes at Night or My Cousin Rachel. They have their supporters.
Jun 8th, 2017
Wonder Woman and some POWs in Land of Mine reflect on war while tragedy hits a jazzman
And is this week’s animated film good for your children?
Jun 1st, 2017
Summer action with those Caribbean Pirates, Baywatching lifeguards and a couple of adult tourists
Also getting a great jazzman’s story and a replacement groom for a wedding
May 26th, 2017