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Unstable Genii in Love => ∞
Photos: Half Moon Run heats up Snowy Vancouver
Bad Boys shoot again; Adam Sandler gets loud in Uncut Gems...
1917: a must-see, Just Mercy, a should-see, and Underwater...
Eddas, Elegies & Epics, à la mode
So many contenders for 2019's 10-best list, plus a...
Your numerology cycles: What to expect in 2020
3 more films for the holiday season: Little Women, Song of...
Three very good films arrive at the same time: Bombshell...
3 more films for the holiday season: Little Women, Song of Names and Spies in Disguise
Plus notes on a couple of new arrivals I have not been able to preview
Dec 26th, 2019
Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers; Elsa and friends in Frozen II and cops and robbers mayhem inside 21 Bridges
Also a nostalgia binge thanks to a Recorder and a few gems from the European Film Festival
Nov 22nd, 2019
Reviews of a Stephen King sequel, an old-style war movie and a fresh take on Christmas
Also fun amid the California wildfires (filmed in BC) and two film festivals, one new, one a regular
Nov 7th, 2019
Four good ones at VIFF take us to The Vatican, India, the Arctic and Hong Kong:
We watch two Popes, Hindu thugs, Ottawa’s control of the Inuit and a trippy dream in Hong Kong
Oct 7th, 2019
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is musically Blinded by the Light and a stunning history is uncovered
And in other films: Octavia Spencer accuses, Cate Blanchett breaks down, Julianne Moore manipulates, Leslie Jones faces the Angry Birds and four teen girls attract sharks
Aug 15th, 2019
Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation
And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director
Aug 1st, 2019
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Including new appreciations of Emily Dickinson and Pavarotti, the real story of auto builder John DeLorean, a British filmmaker inspired to draw on her own life and two oddball seniors falling in love
Jun 6th, 2019
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer sickness in Five Feet Apart and a good one for the kids, Wonder Park
And lots more: hippies try farming, a divorcé seeks love, melodrama and politics in Argentina and a dystopian teen thriller with something of a Handmaid’s Tale vibe
Mar 14th, 2019
Chloe meets Greta, Ruben Brandt steals art and Jean-Luc Godard ponders the state of the world in his Image Book
Also dancers on an acid trip in Climax and four other movies not available for review
Feb 28th, 2019
Growth of an artist in Never Look Back, more on How to Train Your Dragon and life with a wrestling family
Also going international: in Spain by an Iranian and in Singapore with a Japanese foodie
Feb 22nd, 2019