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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Mostly Oscar contenders this week: including Corpus Christi and three classes of short films
Thank heaven for the Oscars. Three new films this week weren’t available to preview but a batch of Academy Award nominees were. Including all the shorts. They’re showing at the Van City Theatre and...
Jan 30th, 2020
Angry history in Official Secrets, dubious flash in Hustlers and a muddle in The Goldfinch
VIFF has just added this: Michael Moore will be here to show and give a creator talk about the film that made his career: Roger and Me. It was the most popular documentary where it premiered at VIFF...
Sep 12th, 2019
A new look for Ryan Reynolds, a new impression of Rudolph Nureyev and four of DOXA’s best
Also: con artistry from the female side, old women who think they’re cheerleaders and two other new films
May 9th, 2019
The Avengers who survived, two films about women young and old and a look ahead to DOXA
Avengers Endgame is poised to be quite possibly the biggest film of the year. So massive has been the anticipation and the pre-opening ticket sales. How is it? I caught it last night, so read on....
Apr 26th, 2019
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
Feb 16th, 2018
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...
Dec 28th, 2017
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
Jul 8th, 2016
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
Jun 16th, 2016
Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries
Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder
May 5th, 2016
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
Feb 19th, 2016