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Xtreme room service @ Nigredo Hotel
Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s...
Step to rear; mind gaps; hang on tight
Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Doomed to repeat it? Indelible history
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...
The Great Wall, not so great, A Cure for Wellness, slow acting, and real BC history at The End of the Road
Also salutations in film for Gordon Pinsent and the return of an Oscar contender named Ove
Feb 17th, 2017
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
The Boss is crass and Everybody Wants Some pleases but Hank Williams gets a bland bio pic
Also a thriller from Argentina, The Clan, a strange form of recovery from grief, Demolition, and a rigorous look at right-wing media, The Brainwashing of My Dad
Apr 8th, 2016
Michael Bay explains Benghazi, Charlie Kaufman does Anomalisa and the Macbeths reveal what made them do it
Also Ingrid Bergman’s own story, a tour of Renaissance masterpieces and weak films for kids and voyeurs
Jan 15th, 2016
M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court
It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon
Sep 10th, 2015
Spy antics in 'American Ultra', 'Bikes vs Cars' around the world and a funny man’s beginnings
Also a surreal Canadian musical, a bleak view of millennials and a bland horror film
Aug 20th, 2015
Reviews of Tomorrowland, Saint Laurent and Welcome to Me
Also radical jihadists laying down the new law in Timbuktu
May 21st, 2015
New holiday movies include The Wolf of Wall Street, Mandela and Inside Llewyn Davis
Leonardo DiCaprio leads the pack this week as a shady stockbroker living the high life.
Dec 23rd, 2013
Our best director goes Hollywood; two Chinese stars in a comic romp, J.D. Salinger’s story re-told and art thieves at work
Denis Villeneuve makes his first Hollywood film with Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano
Sep 19th, 2013
Contagion, Warrior, Gainsbourg, The Interrupters vs. gang violence and a restored masterpiece
In Contagion, Kate Winslet tries to get a viral epidemic taken seriously before it spreads worldwide.
Sep 9th, 2011