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King of Hearts trumps all jacks
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion...
War on Xmas: Ralphie gets a gun
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Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a...
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Bro'hood: believe it or else...
New from VACT: Noir en Rose
A touching drama about dementia, a daredevil rock climb and...
Marguerite Pigott at the American Film Market: Gender...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Growing up on Sing Street; floundering on Mother’s Day and a sneak peak at one oddball DOXA film
But there’s more: a drag queen singing, a conflicted detective, a Maori chess teacher, a hot comedy duo and a video game’s move to the big screen
Apr 28th, 2016
The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like
It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...
Apr 21st, 2016
Reviews: The Jungle Book, Criminal, and two fine Canadian films
Also films about jazz legend Miles Davis, gun talk in a Barbershop and ethical dilemmas from Romania and Denmark
Apr 15th, 2016
The Boss is crass and Everybody Wants Some pleases but Hank Williams gets a bland bio pic
Also a thriller from Argentina, The Clan, a strange form of recovery from grief, Demolition, and a rigorous look at right-wing media, The Brainwashing of My Dad
Apr 7th, 2016
Smart sci-fi in Midnight Special, Spike Lee’s gun rant in Chi-Raq and a Thai mystery
Also a charming comedy from Quebec and a women’s rights story from Turkey
Apr 1st, 2016
Batman v Superman, drones making war in Eye in the Sky and a second Big Fat Greek Wedding
Plus a jazz casualty, Beethoven’s 9th and angst in Hollywood and on the mating chase
Mar 24th, 2016
Two thrillers and a charmer: 10 Cloverfield Lane, River, and The Little Prince
Also Only Yesterday, a little-seen animated film from Japan, and Kinderwald, an fairy tale for adults about pioneering immigrants
Mar 10th, 2016
Tina Fey goes to war; Judy Hopps goes to Zootopia and cultures clash in the Amazon
Also a Norwegian disaster movie, The Wave, machine gun attacks in London Has Fallen and a killer barber in The Legend of Barney Thompson
Mar 3rd, 2016
On Oscar weekend, six new movies arrive with gods, ski jumpers, a mermaid and Michael Moore
Also dirty cops, Freudian fears on the prairie and a gem about conflict in the Balkans
Feb 25th, 2016
Watching Jesse Owens in Race, fear and religion in The Witch and bi-polar angst in Touched With Fire
Also there’s a short documentary series with six absolutely up to date controversies
Feb 19th, 2016