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New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
A Star is Born, a triumph, The Sisters Brothers, Canadian-American, and new VIFF picks like The Happy Prince
Also Marvel’s newest and VIFF’s looking back at the disco and jazz eras, thinking about democracy and watching youth in two countries get into trouble
Oct 4th, 2018
Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis
Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England
Oct 29th, 2015
Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington
Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.
Jan 15th, 2015
A new Jennifer Lawrence, a new Madame Bovery and a scary chiller from Australia
Also: three movies with strong B.C. connections
Dec 4th, 2014
Three entertaining films: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks and Anchorman 2
Christian Bale, Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell are the big draws in the week’s new movies
Dec 20th, 2013
The Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6, summer sequels going in opposite directions
A monumental contest in the movie theaters: The Hangover Part III races against Fast & Furious 6.
May 23rd, 2013
Ryan Gosling does tremendous job in The Place Beyond the Pines
Ryan Gosling is the chief reason why The Place Beyond the Pines gets a high rating this week.
Apr 12th, 2013
The Master, Argo and Lincoln are in my top 10 movies of the year
Philip Seymour Hoffman is The Master and Joaquin Phoenix his newest disciple in my choice for best film of the year. There's also a definite worst movie of 2012.
Dec 27th, 2012
Big praise for Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Red Dawn, not so much.
Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook get my highest recommendation this week.
Nov 23rd, 2012
Alliance Live gives fans coveted tickets and exclusive peek into TIFF
Star-struck fans get a behind-the-scenes look at TIFF with the Alliance Live website.
Sep 13th, 2012