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Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Your numerology cycles June 1–15
Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"
Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what...
Photos: Elle King shakes up Vancouver
Broaching a Bake-off w/o a recipe
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Women on an elaborate heist, farm work by women while the men are off to war and a modern gothic horror
Also Jodie Foster patching up criminals and two documentaries about major artists
Jun 7th, 2018
A sailing yarn for summer; a parson’s turn to social responsibility and a quest for true love by an older woman
And much more: an environmental artist, young love crashing on a beach, colonial errors in South America and a black cop’s misdeeds here in Canada
Jun 1st, 2018
Han Solo’s back story, a style maven’s triumph and a small festival of indie films
Another week, another blockbuster. Solo is the new one and that’s three in theatres right now and more lined up to come. If they’re not your thing you could take the advice the Wall Street Journal...
May 24th, 2018
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 18th, 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