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Black paint on a blackboard
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories...
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high...
Your numerology cycles September 1–15
Reviews of Juliet, Naked (stars and fans), Searching (...
Squamish Nation celebrates court victory and urges Trudeau...
Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron...
Incredible superhero home life, remembering Mr. Rogers and a teenager’s rule-choked Iran
Also a best-selling mystery from Italy and the return of blaxploitation with Superfly
Jun 14th, 2018
One new film, with fireworks, and my picks for the year’s best
I’ve only got one new film to evaluate this week and a whole bunch to praise as the best of 2017. The new one is first. BRIMSTONE & GLORY: You think it's neat sitting down on the beach at...
Dec 28th, 2017
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
Dec 14th, 2017
Racial attitudes inspected in a tough documentary, in a bit of history and a biting satire
Also two animated Oscar contenders and a new slant from Britain on zombies
Feb 24th, 2017
La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama
And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre
Dec 23rd, 2016
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
Nov 3rd, 2016
Meryl Streep sings again, a politician crashes and Disney brings another fine family film
You can also watch Brian Cranston outwit drug dealers, a top Nazi get targeted, an Toronto everyman flounder, wine collectors get scammed and Seth Rogen curdle your ears with some R-rated animation
Aug 12th, 2016
Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster
Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom
Jun 17th, 2016
Two thrillers and a charmer: 10 Cloverfield Lane, River, and The Little Prince
Also Only Yesterday, a little-seen animated film from Japan, and Kinderwald, an fairy tale for adults about pioneering immigrants
Mar 10th, 2016
45 Years, a gem about seniors; big-sea action in The Finest Hours, and short Oscar hopefuls
Also Al Purdy, a Canadian poet you should know more about, and a young boy’s angst in The Demons
Jan 29th, 2016