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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.
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 16th, 2018
Oprah graces A Wrinkle in Time, our city stars in Meditation Park and a sharp new director helms Thoroughbreds
Also Trump won’t like the Mexican criminals in Gringo; people will cower when The Strangers Prey at Night and few know anything about The Hurricane Heist
Mar 9th, 2018
Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival
And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn
Mar 2nd, 2018
A sci-fi mystery in Annihilation, silly laughs on Game Night and two more Oscar nominees
Also Every Day, a young adult tale that promotes inclusiveness for the high school crowd
Feb 22nd, 2018
Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls
Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis
Feb 16th, 2018
Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to know about B.C.’s pipeline battle
Justin Trudeau faced hecklers in Nanaimo. Rachel Notley and John Horgan are flinging indignant words, threats even, back and forth between Edmonton and Victoria. A national columnist demands...
Feb 8th, 2018
New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good
And new and old films in a series for Black History Month
Feb 1st, 2018
Reviews of In the Fade, timely, the new Maze Runner, loud, and Hollow in the Land, local
Also three documentaries about geek girls, musclemen and a pre-Beatles band in Liverpool
Jan 25th, 2018