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Your numerology cycles April 16–30
Disney wildlife times two, a blast at American politics and...
Your numerology cycles April 1–15
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and...
Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
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...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s marriage seems happy and Life Itself can bring tears
There’s also a muddled children’s film about a house haunted by a clock and a teen film about girls who fight back
Sep 20th, 2018
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor and bad blood Under the Tree
Also Nicolas Cage really flips out over Mandy and The Cakemaker romances his lover’s widow
Sep 13th, 2018
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories of the swinging 60s
Also: a tulips and Mafia fantasy in Italy and the troubling lives of three skateboarders
Sep 6th, 2018
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high profile line-up
Both The Hummingbird Project and The Front Runner have Canadian connections
Sep 5th, 2018
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (stories via computer) and Generation Wealth (examining excess)
Also: a Buddhist tale of reincarnation, watching a chaotic childhood and gagging with the horrors of war
Aug 31st, 2018
Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, gay conversion slammed, and 1945, post-war ill will
Also: Support the Girls, in the serving staff, Papillon, in and out of an infamous prison, Breath, grow up and surf, The Happytime Murders, of puppets, and Little Italy, love and rival pizzas
Aug 24th, 2018
Crazy Rich Asians, family pressure, Alpha, life pre-history, Wall, the Middle-East divide
Also: sky watching and wondering in Cielo; sympathy for Nico and violence and Mark Wahlberg at Mile 22
Aug 17th, 2018
Spike Lee takes on the KKK, McQueen reveals a fashion rebel and Summer 1993 offers a rare look at childhood
Also: a woman’s self-discovery in Puzzle, canine antics in Dog Days, creepy chills in The Crescent , and two other films explained but not reviewed
Aug 10th, 2018
A new tale of Winnie the Pooh, a spy comedy in need of laughs and Scotty’s sordid tales of old Hollywood
Also how Elvis reflects America and what a Surrey filmmaker reveals about China
Aug 2nd, 2018
Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe
Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies
Jul 27th, 2018