Ellen Page

Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine

And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie

Survival and revenge in The Revenant, Italian films old and new and Canada’s 10 Best

Also a horror thriller that loses its way in The Forest

The real Steve Jobs, a spy swap by Tom Hanks and our local south Asian gangsters by Deepa Mehta

Also a sex comedy, a lesbian fight for rights, a movie surrealist, a film pioneer and a five-continent study of issues around breastfeeding

The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks

Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest

The Amazing Spider-Man isn't amazing, Woody Allen fails and Katy Perry: Part of Me lacks the sexual gesture

New movies this week in Vancouver fail to excite fans, or this critic. Here's why.

Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, plus music and Brazilian films

Annette Bening and Julianne Moore head up an alternative family with ultra-modern issues in The Kids Are All Right. Leonardo DiCaprio goes futuristic with Inception. (Read more)