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Two new films and 10 favorites of 2015
Only two new ones this week, both at the Van City Theatre. And even though one of them is a three-parter, I’ve got room to look back on a pretty good movie year and pick my favourites. Here’s...
Dec 31st, 2015
The Big Short and Joy on American capitalism; Concussion on a sport hazard and Tarantino’s chatty new violence
Also a 90s favorite is remade: the new and different Point Break
Dec 23rd, 2015
Reviews of the new Star Wars movie, The Danish Girl, Sisters and Youth
Also three at the VanCity Theatre for fans of movies, modern art or animation
Dec 17th, 2015
A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders
Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics
Dec 10th, 2015
Films with a pre-Rebel James Dean, Tom Hardy as twin gangsters and a future queen at play
Also corruption in Russia, resisting oppression in Iran and new movies from Europe and Vancouver
Dec 4th, 2015
A Hollywood black mark in Trumbo, a new Rocky in Creed and an infamous psych experiment at Stanford
Also new European films, a slacker’s turnaround and dinosaurs for the kids
Nov 27th, 2015
The Hunger Games end right, Brooklyn is sweet, Seth Rogen’s Christmas movie is a hoot
There are also two fine BC documentaries and two sub-standard films from some very big stars.
Nov 19th, 2015
Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis
Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.
Nov 13th, 2015
Bond shoots again, Suffragettes fight the power and a boy named Theeb tops them all
Also Drew and Toni as friends, the man who felled the Golden Spruce and three film festivals
Nov 6th, 2015
Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis
Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England
Oct 29th, 2015