documentaries

Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls

Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis

One new film, with fireworks, and my picks for the year’s best

I’ve only got one new film to evaluate this week and a whole bunch to praise as the best of 2017. The new one is first.   BRIMSTONE & GLORY: You think it's neat sitting down on the beach at...

A gem of animation, a dog’s wacky life and finding the truth in a notorious crime

Also a couple of poignant films from down under plus Werner Herzog’s view of the internet and remembering Frank Zappa’s thoughts on everything

Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster

Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom

Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries

Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder

Watching Jesse Owens in Race, fear and religion in The Witch and bi-polar angst in Touched With Fire

Also there’s a short documentary series with six absolutely up to date controversies

Robert Redford takes a walk, Steve Jobs pushes his gadgets and a new Transporter runs the road

And of special note: Latin America is featured in both a festival and some vigilante action

Dinosaurs loose again in 'Jurassic World.' Alternative: Real stories in The Best of Hot Docs

If dinos don't do it for you, the annual tour of some gems from Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival is here until Tuesday at the VanCity Theatre.

Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries

 Only two films in history have been bigger money makers than The Avengers. Now, here’s the follow up. How does it match up? If it’s reality you’re after, check out the documentaries at DOXA....
Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival

Just Film Fest: the province’s largest social film festival

B.C.’s largest social film festival is coming to Vancouver from March 20-22 Amnesty International, CoDevelopment Canada and Village Vancouver in partnership with Langara College Continuing Stud­ies...