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A gem of animation, a dog’s wacky life and finding the truth in a notorious crime
Also a couple of poignant films from down under plus Werner Herzog’s view of the internet and remembering Frank Zappa’s thoughts on everything
Jul 8th, 2016
Deadpool high up Vancouver's viaduct, Zoolander back again and a Canadian kid classic remade
And note the extreme sports, some of them brand new, and the environmental issues on view at the Mountain Film Festival
Feb 12th, 2016
'Man from UNCLE', rappers' 'Outta Compton' and sexy stuff in a 'Teenage Girl’ diary
Also a quick history of Women’s Lib, a wannabe screwball comedy and uplifting homilies beautifully animated
Aug 13th, 2015
'Inside Out', 'Me and Earl' and 'Testament of Youth': all four-star films
A stellar trio of new releases plus the Taiwan Film Festival and a Nepal earthquake fundraiser screening of 'Monk with a Camera.'
Jun 18th, 2015
Sci Fi for adults, Interstellar, and for kids, Big Hero 6. Also two short ethnic festivals
Matthew McConaughey stars in the week’s biggest new film, Interstellar
Nov 7th, 2014
Mommy, a Canadian classic, Fury, an old war, The Best of Me, another Nicholas Sparks romance
Anne Dorval gives a powerful performance in Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Canada’s Academy Award entry. (Photo credit : Shayne Laverdière)
Oct 17th, 2014
A former Bond makes like Bourne and Susan Sarandon plays police in Ontario
And watch for a clever Hollywood satire with two versions of Robin Wright.
Aug 23rd, 2014
After Earth, Now You See Me, a new documentary with Roméo Dallaire and four other films reviewed
Will Smith and his son Jaden make a nerve-racking visit to our planet in the space adventure After Earth
May 28th, 2013
Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary
Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.
Feb 7th, 2013
The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli
Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.
Dec 14th, 2012