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Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
A new look for Ryan Reynolds, a new impression of Rudolph Nureyev and four of DOXA’s best
Also: con artistry from the female side, old women who think they’re cheerleaders and two other new films
May 10th, 2019
New but not that great from Seth Rogen, an underused Judi Dench in Red Joan and more hot picks at DOXA
Also children get a cheerful life lesson in Ugly Dolls and elsewhere, hoax or not, Satan is rising again
May 3rd, 2019
The Avengers who survived, two films about women young and old and a look ahead to DOXA
Avengers Endgame is poised to be quite possibly the biggest film of the year. So massive has been the anticipation and the pre-opening ticket sales. How is it? I caught it last night, so read on....
Apr 26th, 2019
Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
And more, including a shocking space trip, a teen talent hunt, an appreciation of The Little Prince and a Latin American tale long used to keep children in line
Apr 18th, 2019
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and then rampant juvenilia with Hellboy
And more: the real Mary Magdalene story; the origin of Stockholm syndrome and a growing young again fantasy called Little. (Plus, three also rans).
Apr 11th, 2019
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a daffy Ronaldo clone
And more: a guitar maker keeps the old ways, a banned Iranian filmmaker carries on, pre-World War I tremors in Europe, the underclass in Brazil and thoughts on fidelity in Toronto
Apr 5th, 2019
Notes on the revised Dumbo; some worthy Canadian films and hot fun with McConaughey in Florida
And more: a glorious stroll through New York, ghosts in Quebec, indigenous struggle in Ontario and taming horses and yourself in a Nevada prison
Mar 28th, 2019
Us, an artful horror movie, also three good ones back in town from the film festival
They would be Woman at War, from Iceland, Ash is Purest White, from China and the Hummingbird Project, made in Quebec
Mar 21st, 2019
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer sickness in Five Feet Apart and a good one for the kids, Wonder Park
And lots more: hippies try farming, a divorcé seeks love, melodrama and politics in Argentina and a dystopian teen thriller with something of a Handmaid’s Tale vibe
Mar 14th, 2019
Watching that new female super hero, more women in film and that giant leap for mankind
Also Peter Bogdanovich’s ode to a genius of movie comedy, the great Buster Keaton
Mar 8th, 2019