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Belly up to some bangra
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...
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of modern politics and the perils of war reporting
Also an ingenious take on the migrant crisis, and a second appreciation this year of Ingmar Bergman that adds to what we already know from the first
Nov 8th, 2018
Three Billboards, a must see, plus rumpled Denzel strutting his stuff and Pixar’s new one
Also, Dickens writing a classic, two road trips, one bitter, one whimsical, and new films from most of the European Union Countries. Guess which one is missing.
Nov 23rd, 2017
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
Reviews of Baby Driver, great fun, The Big Sick, charming rom com and Despicable Me 3 noisy animation
Also war’s real victims in Nowhere to Run, sexual unease for The Beguiled and mortality hovering over The Hero
Jun 29th, 2017
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
Mar 24th, 2016
Remakes, love stories for Valentine’s Day and an exceptional Canadian film now in theatres
Robocop and that flying horse are only fantasies; the “weed princess” brings a dose of reality
Feb 13th, 2014
Vancouver new movie reviews: Oz the Great and Powerful, Shepard and Dark, Hit ‘N Strum, Dead Man Down
Back to Oz with a fake wizard, his monkey and china doll, plus Glinda and her sister witches
Mar 7th, 2013
A terrific Argo by Ben Affleck, plus Seven Psychopaths, Sinister, and Antiviral: reviews
Ben Affleck in Argo. He heads to Iran for the rest of the Canadian Caper story.
Oct 11th, 2012
Total Recall not special, Queen of Versailles astounding, Ruby Sparks and two other indies charm
Colin Farrell turns action star in Total Recall but not like Arnie
Aug 2nd, 2012
Irish Americans shine at Academy Awards pre-ceremony, the Oscar Wildes
The green carpet was laid out at Bad Robot production company in Santa Monica, California last Thursday evening for the most prestigious pre-Oscar award ceremony in Hollywood. The Oscar Wildes...
Feb 25th, 2012