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Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
Your numerology cycles: April
Magic reelism: smoke & mirrors
Rx for youngsters: Take physic, pomp
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and...
"Never the Last," a virtuosic séance
A rock and a hard place
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a...
Lara Croft tries the movies again, Russia takes a cinematic slap, Donald and Helen go RVing
Also a groundbreaking film for gay teens, a poignant East-West crossover, power in modern Europe and a legendary Israeli response to highjacking
Mar 16th, 2018
New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good
And new and old films in a series for Black History Month
Feb 1st, 2018
Batman v Superman, drones making war in Eye in the Sky and a second Big Fat Greek Wedding
Plus a jazz casualty, Beethoven’s 9th and angst in Hollywood and on the mating chase
Mar 24th, 2016
Furious 7, Woman in Gold and While We’re Young: reviews
Car stunts, court cases and unease about aging lead a long and varied movie menu for Easter
Apr 2nd, 2015
Into The Storm, wild; 100-Foot Journey, pleasant and Calvary, a priest in crisis
Notice also how music can help fight dementia in Alive Inside
Aug 8th, 2014
RED 2 and Turbo disappoint, The Hunt and The Conjuring get scary and The Act of Killing amazes
They try hard but Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren deliver less in the sequel RED 2.
Jul 19th, 2013
Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942
Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.
Nov 30th, 2012
The Tempest, The Change-Up, Another Earth, plus horror in a tunnel and film noir angst
Ben Whishaw as Ariel and Helen Mirren as Prospera in a reworked The Tempest. How does Shakespeare’s last play fare with them? (Read more)
Aug 5th, 2011
Hanna, Arthur, Soul Surfer, Winter in Wartime and two small Canadian films, The Bend and The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom
Another week with many choices, including both real and fantastic problems of teenagers, a not so happy drunk and two films with strong B.C. connections. Here's the list: Hanna 4 stars Arthur...
Apr 8th, 2011
Red, Force of Nature The Suzuki Movie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Waiting for Superman
Who’s that with the gun? It looks like Helen Mirren. What is going on? (read more)
Oct 15th, 2010