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Smile with the Joker, at VIFF grieve along with Daughter and protect our coast for the whales
Also: explore Niagara Falls for its reputation and catch a couple of notable German films
Oct 4th, 2019
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and then rampant juvenilia with Hellboy
And more: the real Mary Magdalene story; the origin of Stockholm syndrome and a growing young again fantasy called Little. (Plus, three also rans).
Apr 11th, 2019
Logan, better than a comic book movie, Before I Fall, teen self-help and The Shack, contentious religion
Also Ballerina for dreamy young girls, Table 19 for wedding outsiders and Bitter Harvest, about Stalin’s wrath in the Ukraine
Mar 3rd, 2017
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.
Jul 20th, 2012
The Amazing Spider-Man isn't amazing, Woody Allen fails and Katy Perry: Part of Me lacks the sexual gesture
New movies this week in Vancouver fail to excite fans, or this critic. Here's why.
Jul 5th, 2012
Captain America, Friends with Benefits, Life Above All and portraits of an Eco-Pirate and a paranoid chess master
Captain America, the comic book hero from the 1940s is brought back in a big new film. To what effect? (read more)
Jul 22nd, 2011
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s most entertaining film in years. Also X-Men, Beijing Taxi, Orgasm Inc. and fun with exploitation pictures
Owen Wilson acts out Woody Allen’s words and artistic fantasies in Midnight in Paris. (read more)
Jun 3rd, 2011