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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Judy Garland revived; a yeti wonderfully animated and more picks to see at VIFF
Including three superior Canadian films, two men acting up a storm in a lighthouse and another visit with 12 now long-time friends
Sep 27th, 2019
Films about a son’s addiction, the continuing assault on sharks and a Halloween killer's return
Also films on modern romance, politics and Thanksgiving, a youth version of Black Lives Matter, a hapless small town cop and some very funny animation from France
Oct 18th, 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 26th, 2018
Reviews of the new Star Wars movie, The Danish Girl, Sisters and Youth
Also three at the VanCity Theatre for fans of movies, modern art or animation
Dec 17th, 2015
Vancouver's Elysium intriguing, The Canyons and Lovelace lurid and creepy
Matt Damon battles the new world order of the year 2154 in Elysium.
Aug 8th, 2013
Tina Fey stars, but Lily Tomlin shines in Admission: plus reviews of Olympus Has Fallen, Italy Love it or Leave It
It’s rare enough these days to find a comedy that doesn’t insult your intelligence: Admission deserves some credit.
Mar 21st, 2013
The Hangover Part II, Kung Fu Panda 2, Meek’s Cutoff, and more
The wolfpack is loose again for another bachelor weekend. But The Hangover Part II doesn’t compare well with the first. (Read more)
May 27th, 2011
Vancouver International Film Festival Picks for the last two days: Thursday & Friday
My picks for the last two days include Incendies, the VIFF film that shook me the most. Also a ghost story, thoughts on marriage and one very speedy bank robber. (read more)
Oct 13th, 2010
Never Let Me Go, Legend of the Guardians, You Again, Catfish, Jack Goes Boating, and Wall Street 2
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is the biggest of the new films but not the best. Check out Never Let Me Go and Legend of the Guardians. (read more)
Sep 23rd, 2010
The Girl Who Played with Fire, Despicable Me, Wild Grass
Lisbeth Salander is back but hiding from the police and Russian gangsters in The Girl Who Played With Fire. (read more)
Jul 9th, 2010