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Blasts from the past: Hoffa hires The Irishman, new-style...
Your numerology cycles November 16–30
Photos: Big Sugar sweetens up the Commodore
Reviews of a Stephen King sequel, an old-style war movie...
Arnie is back again, Antonio portrays his director and...
Your numerology cycles November 1–15
Bangarra: 65,000 year old avant garde
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Differently abling the specially needy
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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 29th, 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 15th, 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 25th, 2017
Reviewed: A new Alien chapter, the ordinary lives of Certain Women and Lovers who cheat
Also a new Wimpy Kid, a forbidden teen romance, high school chaos in animation and Vancouver’s housing crisis explored
May 18th, 2017
King Arthur gets modernized, Snatched puts Goldie and Amy in peril. Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 is more bilingual scuffling
Also The Wall, a small but potent war movie, Boston, a salute to the Marathon and The Belko Experiment’s gruesome doings
May 11th, 2017