Christian Bale

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

Batman v Superman, drones making war in Eye in the Sky and a second Big Fat Greek Wedding

Plus a jazz casualty, Beethoven’s 9th and angst in Hollywood and on the mating chase

New in Vancouver: Reese Witherspoon in Wild, Exodus, The Overnighters, a good Samaritan’s ordeal

Reese Witherspoon hikes the Pacific Crest Trail in her new film, Wild

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

Inequality for All warns that capitalism is malfunctioning

Robert Reich speaks dynamically in two new documentaries this week, about the rich, the poor and the shrinking middle class.

The Dark Knight Rises and almost wows, Trishna fumbles a classic and Beasts of the Southern Wild may just be one

Christian Bale as The Dark Knight broods, sulks and finally swoops onto screens all over.

Jennifer Aniston's Wanderlust and hockey flick Goon: movie reviews

Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd join some free-lovin’ modern day hippies in Wanderlust, while hockey enforcers get the spotlight in Goon.

Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films

Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)