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Earthly Delights: Other-Worldly
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer...
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Red on red at Vimy Ridge
Butoh on the brink of The Singularity
Watching that new female super hero, more women in film and...
À la recherche de Mom perdue
"Come from Away" comes home via BAC
"39 Steps" -- farce and frisson
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
One new film, with fireworks, and my picks for the year’s best
I’ve only got one new film to evaluate this week and a whole bunch to praise as the best of 2017. The new one is first. BRIMSTONE & GLORY: You think it's neat sitting down on the beach at...
Dec 28th, 2017
More holiday movies: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Molly’s Game
Also Pitch Perfect 3 and All the Money in the World in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey
Dec 21st, 2017
Reviews of the new Star Wars, the latest Churchill and a bunch of awards nominees
Also a gay love story with Oscar buzz, the leading Golden Globe contender and two more
Dec 14th, 2017
James Franco’s fine movie about a bad one; Woody Allen’s waning appeal and some Canadian sci fi
In addition, check out two classy gay stories
Dec 7th, 2017
Reviews: Sweet Virginia is noirish, The Dancer, flashy, and two films on Indigenous issues
Also what a Big Time architect is doing locally and three more good ones from the European Union Film Festival
Dec 1st, 2017
Three Billboards, a must see, plus rumpled Denzel strutting his stuff and Pixar’s new one
Also, Dickens writing a classic, two road trips, one bitter, one whimsical, and new films from most of the European Union Countries. Guess which one is missing.
Nov 24th, 2017
Lady Bird charms, Justice League assembles and local boy makes good again in Wonder
And much more: race issues in Mudbound, the Holocaust analyzed in Paradise, samurai bloodletting in Blade of the Immortal and suffragettes agitating against The Divine Order
Nov 16th, 2017
Murder on the Orient Express told once again and a true original, Jane
Also two small quirky films: My Friend Dahmer and Infinity Baby
Nov 10th, 2017
Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse
Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas
Nov 2nd, 2017
Matt Damon as a suburbanite; Andrew Garfield as a polio victim and Ai Weiwei tracking the refugee crisis
Bit of a break this week; only a few new movies have arrived and two weren’t available for review. You can think ahead to next week when a whole batch arrives plus both the Jewish and the Asian Film...
Oct 26th, 2017