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Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Your numerology cycles June 1–15
Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"
Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what...
Photos: Elle King shakes up Vancouver
Broaching a Bake-off w/o a recipe
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 10th, 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 17th, 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