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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...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
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
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
Sep 3rd, 2015
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.
Jun 11th, 2015
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....
Apr 30th, 2015
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...
Mar 6th, 2015