Andrew Garfield

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...

Scorcese’s faith-based Silence, NASA’s Hidden Figures and Alice Munro stories migrating to Spain as Julieta

Also a young boy’s therapy when A Monster Calls and three peeks into the Italian Film Festival

Masculine power tales in Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Moonlight

Also Trolls, great for kids; Tower, notes on a mass shooting; Spa Night, two strains of male identity and Lavender, a Canadian Gothic

Peter Pan like never before; our soldiers fighting for Hyena Road and predatory capitalism invading 99 Homes

Also a true heroine named Malala, creepy thrills in Goodnight Mommy and prosecuting war criminals in Labyrinth of Lies

Spider-Man swoops back; Joe is a backwoods gothic and DOXA’s documentaries enlighten

Too many villains keep Spider-Man hopping in his latest movie.

The Amazing Spider-Man isn't amazing, Woody Allen fails and Katy Perry: Part of Me lacks the sexual gesture

New movies this week in Vancouver fail to excite fans, or this critic. Here's why.