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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
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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

US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year

Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale

Reviews of Spielberg’s new one, Daniel-Day Lewis’ last and the new Paddington

Also menace on a commuter train, our sick oceans, a Spanish shriek about the world today and Canada’s best

Recalling a tabloid sensation in I, Tonya and Psycho’s shower horror in 78/52

Or you can watch some of Italy’s best, old and new, in a week-long festival

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

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