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Gender war and wit in France, battling drug gangs in Mexico and sharp new images from under the sea
A few film notes to start … The VanCity Theatre is about to kick off its annual series of films for Black History month. It seems less necessary these days with Green Book, Beale Street, Black...
Feb 1st, 2019
The German hit Toni Erdmann, Gold, the Bre-X clone, and the animal rights target, A Dog’s Purpose
Also a celebration of an iconic Canadian artist, a gritty film from trailer park England and a couple of lurid ones from France
Jan 27th, 2017
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
Noah and his ark like you’ve never seen before, plus two Vancouver and a lot of French films
Russell Crowe is the moody zealot and ark builder Noah.
Mar 27th, 2014
Three hot films to see: Thor, Dallas Buyers Club and Blue is the Warmest Color
Matthew McConaughey’s reformed homophobe and Chris Hemsworth’s hunky Thor are your top choices at the movies this week
Nov 8th, 2013
Reviews of Captain Phillips, Watermark, Romeo and Juliet, Haute Cuisine and more
Tom Hanks is captured by Somali pirates in the true story of Captain Phillips
Oct 10th, 2013
G.I. Joe for the boys; The Host for the girls, and Spring Breakers for party animals of all kinds, 18 years and older
Saoirse Ronan plays both a human girl and the alien intruder inside her in The Host
Mar 28th, 2013
Lincoln’s history lesson,Twilight’s energetic exit and Chasing Ice’s climate change testimony
Two big films for two audiences: the fifth Twilight for young people; Lincoln for the adults.
Nov 16th, 2012
Hit and Run and Premium Rush, Trump bullies critics, Jane Fonda and Frank Langella play seniors and ghost stories go Boo
They come in pairs this week: two chase movies; two about seniors and two ghost stories.
Aug 24th, 2012
Cosmopolis, Prometheus, Madagascar 3, The Intouchables and more films now playing
Robert Pattinson like you’ve never seen him before in Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s view of modern finance.
Jun 7th, 2012