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Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s...
Step to rear; mind gaps; hang on tight
Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Doomed to repeat it? Indelible history
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories...
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Never Let Me Go, Legend of the Guardians, You Again, Catfish, Jack Goes Boating, and Wall Street 2
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is the biggest of the new films but not the best. Check out Never Let Me Go and Legend of the Guardians. (read more)
Sep 24th, 2010
Easy A, The Town, Alpha and Omega, Cole, Devil, The Virginity Hit, plus Tati, the genius
Two teen comedies arrive on the same weekend. Emma Stone stars in Easy A, the better one (by far). (Read more)
Sep 17th, 2010
Countdown to Zero, Winnebago Man, Soul Kitchen, Flipped and Resident Evil in 3D
We don’t worry about the bomb as much these days. Countdown to Zero argues the threat is just as big as ever. (Read more)
Sep 10th, 2010
The American, Going the Distance, Life During Wartime, Machete and two gems at the VanCity Theatre arrive
George Clooney doesn’t say much as The American, a killer hiding out in Italy. But watch those facial expressions and those eyes. ( and read more)
Sep 3rd, 2010
Teenage Paparazzo, The Last Exorcism, Lebanon and Hugh Hefner, Playboy Activist and Rebel
What’s a 13-year-old boy doing out late at night chasing celebrities? An entertaining new documentary explores that and other aspects of today’s celebrity mania. (Read more)
Aug 27th, 2010
Nanny McPhee, Mesrine, Joan Rivers and seven other new films open
Nanny McPhee Returns starring Emma Thomson just may be the best new film this week. It’s good fun for both kids and nostalgic adults. (read more)
Aug 20th, 2010
Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Animal Kingdom and Still Walking
Julia Roberts cycles off to find food, spirituality and romance in Eat Pray Love. Does she match the beloved book? (Read more)
Aug 13th, 2010
Get Low, The Other Guys, Step Up 3D and a VIFF sneak peak
Robert Duvall shows again that he is one of the movies' best actors. In Get Low he stars in a modern folk tale about a man who wants to attend his own funeral. (read more)
Aug 6th, 2010
Charlie St. Cloud, Dinner with Schmucks, Restrepo
British Columbia steals the show in Zac Efron's new movie, Charlie St. Cloud. Steve Carell shows Paul Rudd he's no idiot in Dinner With Schmucks. Restrepo takes us inside the war in Afghanistan. (read
Jul 30th, 2010
Salt and L’Affaire Farewell both feature Russian spies. Solitary Man and I Am Love both have characters straying off course.
Angelina Jolie gets into some fast, heavy action in the spy thriller Salt. There’s a more realistic view of spies in Farewell but it’s not nearly as much fun. (Read more)
Jul 23rd, 2010