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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
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
Cognitive dissonance on LNG as B.C. pursues climate goals
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Deadpool jokes again; Jane Fonda reads in Book Club, and two modern icons explain their missions
Also: an artist’s intense struggles, two gay love stories and a bad doggie.
May 17th, 2018
Annette Bening does Chekov, Melissa McCarthy goes back to college and DOXA offers up another gem
Or you could catch a colorful and bloody revenge thriller and a cryptic Alberta gothic
May 10th, 2018
Finding help for a new mother, battling a rich creep and cruising the big issues in DOXA’s documentaries
The Avengers are still hogging the audience. That’s why there are only two new films to write about this week, and this unexpected plus: extra space to consider some of the documentaries playing at...
May 3rd, 2018
A whole mob of Avengers, a master horse handler and a look-ahead to DOXA and Harry Rankin
Also: Joan of Arc as you’ve never seen her before, unruly Caravaggio, creepy doings at a commune and an urgent call to save the earth
Apr 26th, 2018
Joaquin’s raging revenge, Amy’s fight against body shaming and a different boy-and-horse yarn
Also surveillance in a love story, a speculation on a Canadian indigenous mystery, Supertroopers making jokes about Canada and a mistep into the spy genre by Wim Wenders
Apr 20th, 2018
Another big one for The Rock, Jon Hamm’s dip into Middle Eastern strife and drama in and after residential schools
Also a calming visit to a Buddhist retreat, a legendary tennis match and seniors proclaiming “It’s never too late.”
Apr 12th, 2018
Emily Blunt in a scary Quiet Place; Jason Clarke as hapless Ted Kennedy and soldiers turning bitter in World War I
Also bizarre encounters with an eccentric artist and reviving a girl’s volleyball team after tragedy
Apr 5th, 2018
A dog lover’s cinematic delight, Spielberg’s dip back into the 1980s and another expose of a financial racket
Also the emotional life story of a BC slam poet, and three new films from France (one about the country our peacekeepers are going to)
Mar 29th, 2018
Three very good films reviewed: The Death of Stalin, Foxtrot and Unsane
And good or bad, these others: Sherlock Gnomes, Pacific Rim Uprising, Young Karl Marx, Paradox, Madame. Plus two merely mentioned
Mar 23rd, 2018
Lara Croft tries the movies again, Russia takes a cinematic slap, Donald and Helen go RVing
Also a groundbreaking film for gay teens, a poignant East-West crossover, power in modern Europe and a legendary Israeli response to highjacking
Mar 15th, 2018