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Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories...
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high...
Your numerology cycles September 1–15
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (...
Squamish Nation celebrates court victory and urges Trudeau...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Home invasion blunders, a singer battling cancer and a Latin American film festival
Also a football player’s ALS fight and a chilly but amusing Scandinavian revenge plot
Aug 26th, 2016
Ben-Hur re-made again, a modernized western and one of the best animated films of the year
Also: women and Wall Street in Equity, a moving drama of Little Men growing up and two Canadian films with broken families
Aug 19th, 2016
Meryl Streep sings again, a politician crashes and Disney brings another fine family film
You can also watch Brian Cranston outwit drug dealers, a top Nazi get targeted, an Toronto everyman flounder, wine collectors get scammed and Seth Rogen curdle your ears with some R-rated animation
Aug 12th, 2016
Suicide Squad for comic book fans and four other movies for more thoughtful viewers
In those four others you get young love, a remarkable story about autism, women in India pondering their rights and Werner Herzog pondering the internet
Aug 4th, 2016
Bourne is back, Woody Allen offers a trifle and Bad Moms are exactly that
And two films for youth are worth your while: Nerve with a social media caution and Phantom Boy, a glistening animated film from France
Jul 29th, 2016
Star Trek and Ab Fab return with new episodes and Captain Fantastic tries parenting
And there’s more: a new Ice Age, Yo Yo Ma in a documentary, scares with Lights Out and a Canadian award winner, Closet Monster
Jul 22nd, 2016
New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse
Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims
Jul 14th, 2016
A gem of animation, a dog’s wacky life and finding the truth in a notorious crime
Also a couple of poignant films from down under plus Werner Herzog’s view of the internet and remembering Frank Zappa’s thoughts on everything
Jul 8th, 2016
A new Tarzan for our times, a friendly giant for the kids and De Palma talking about himself
Also a second-tier John Le Carré, a dialed-down Ibsen play, a slow-starting but strong Italian film and a weird comedown for Daniel Radcliffe
Jun 30th, 2016
A glorious debut, a little-known racial history and a summer thriller with surfing and a shark
Also a lurid rant about fashion models and a repeat invasion from outer space
Jun 24th, 2016