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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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 23rd, 2016
Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster
Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom
Jun 16th, 2016
Reviews of Maggie’s Plan, a modern screwball comedy, and two sequels, The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2
With the jazz fest not far off, the VanCity has a doc about the troubled history of the saxophone and 3 more with jazz and blues themes.
Jun 9th, 2016
Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week
Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China
Jun 3rd, 2016
More X-Men, another Alice fantasy and two films about the status of women
There are five of these “smaller” films: Love & Friendship, Sunset Song, The Boy and the Beast, Truman and Borealis
May 26th, 2016
Tilda’s Bigger Splash, Ryan and Russell's Nice Guys comic turn and Vancouver’s animation of The Angry Birds
Also an Icelandic comedy, anarchy in a U.K. apartment building, ordeals of a math genius and three movies I haven’t seen
May 19th, 2016
George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks
We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...
May 12th, 2016
Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries
Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder
May 5th, 2016