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Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah Wood’s psychic adventure in Tofino
Also two queer films and dancing to fight colonialism as part of Black History Month
Feb 6th, 2020
Reviews of a Stephen King sequel, an old-style war movie and a fresh take on Christmas
Also fun amid the California wildfires (filmed in BC) and two film festivals, one new, one a regular
Nov 8th, 2019
A new tale of Winnie the Pooh, a spy comedy in need of laughs and Scotty’s sordid tales of old Hollywood
Also how Elvis reflects America and what a Surrey filmmaker reveals about China
Aug 2nd, 2018
New action with Tom Cruise, our Academy Awards hopeful and the return of a classic
And much more: two glimpses inside North Korea, a cool Canadian film, a cameraperson’s scrapbook and Ewan McGregor’s shaky debut as a director
Oct 20th, 2016
Five movies about women and a Johnny Depp dud
Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lopez star in three of the new movies with women’s stories.
Jan 23rd, 2015
The hunt for Bin Laden in Zero Dark Thirty, Mickey Cohen by the Gangster Squad and a tsunami in The Impossible
Jessica Chastain is Maya, the woman who found Osama Bin Laden. The Navy Seals finished the hunt in Zero Dark Thirty.
Jan 10th, 2013
Film reviews: John Carter, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen and Silent House
The easygoing lure of romance, Ewan McGregor and Emily Blunt in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Mar 9th, 2012
Bad Teacher, Cars 2, Beginners, an epic history from China and a rediscovered sci-fi gem
School’s out. Cameron Diaz has an unpleasant view of it all in Bad Teacher.
Jun 24th, 2011