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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary about an Aboriginal artist lead this week
And they’re joined by a musical look back, a fashion industry success story that didn’t last and the hipster zombie film that opened Cannes this year
Jun 13th, 2019
Three films of big journeys: to the moon, to a seedy motel and to personal empowerment
Also visualizing human damage to the earth, meeting an uncommon pop star and learning about a Canadian’s unusual success story
Oct 11th, 2018
US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year
Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale
Jan 18th, 2018
Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse
Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas
Nov 2nd, 2017
A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders
Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics
Dec 10th, 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
Three hot films to see: Thor, Dallas Buyers Club and Blue is the Warmest Color
Matthew McConaughey’s reformed homophobe and Chris Hemsworth’s hunky Thor are your top choices at the movies this week
Nov 8th, 2013
Rush thrills, Metallica pumps, Enough Said and Don Jon win as romantic comedies
Fun-loving men vs methodical plodders. Rush plays out the mythic contest on and off the race car track
Sep 27th, 2013
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
Reviews of Moonrise Kingdom, Snow White, Bernie, Piranha 3DD and more, including two gems
Young love and old love contrast and compete in Wes Anderson’s quirky new film, Moonrise Kingdom.
May 31st, 2012