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Your numerology cycles: April
Magic reelism: smoke & mirrors
Rx for youngsters: Take physic, pomp
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and...
"Never the Last," a virtuosic séance
A rock and a hard place
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a...
Notes on the revised Dumbo; some worthy Canadian films and...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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
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 29th, 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 22nd, 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 8th, 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