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Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s...
Step to rear; mind gaps; hang on tight
Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Black paint on a blackboard
Doomed to repeat it? Indelible history
Locally-filmed The Predator, a mommy blogger’s Simple Favor...
Lounge lizards' lair; new life for old den
Marion Bridge; pro-Life menage à trois
A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories...
Opening and closing VIFF films announced along with a high...
Big sequels to Mamma Mia and The Equalizer plus Joaquin Phoenix and Gus Van Sant’s return with Don’t Worry …
More? How about Mary Shelley, who wrote Frankenstein, Arrhythmia, the real Russia, Prodigals, a BC look eastward, and memories of horror with The Accountant of Auschwitz
Jul 20th, 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 24th, 2017
La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama
And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre
Dec 23rd, 2016
Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira
Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker
Sep 23rd, 2016
Denzel Washington gets stylishly violent, while Reese Witherspoon and Edgar Ramirez shine at VIFF
Denzel Washington is the Equaliser but Edgar Ramirez revives history as Latin America’s Liberator
Sep 26th, 2014
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine is one of his best, while Blackfish and The Attack are thought-provoking
Cate Blanchett delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in Blue Jasmine
Aug 1st, 2013
Wreck-It-Ralph, Flight, The Sessions, Midnight’s Children and The Invisible War: reviews
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are the main voices in the very entertaining animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph
Nov 2nd, 2012
Film reviews: We Need To Talk about Kevin, listen to Chico and Rita, get out of the Safe House and take a journey to a Mysterious Island
A mother’s self doubt turns into a harrowing nightmare in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Feb 10th, 2012
Morning Glory, Unstoppable, Monsters, Down Terrace, Sounds Like a Revolution (part of the upcoming Amnesty International Film Festival)
Two big movies this week give us stories about actual places of work. Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford star and clash in one of them (Read more)
Nov 11th, 2010