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Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what they missed and Shakespeare retires sad
Also: a refreshing love story from India and Christo has you Walking on Water
May 23rd, 2019
Emily Blunt in a scary Quiet Place; Jason Clarke as hapless Ted Kennedy and soldiers turning bitter in World War I
Also bizarre encounters with an eccentric artist and reviving a girl’s volleyball team after tragedy
Apr 5th, 2018
Late August fare: two smart films, two Canadian, a bit of imperialism and a lot of dancing
'The End of the Tour' and 'Mistress America' lead the pack but a 'Backcountry' horror and some B.C. mountain men aren’t far behind.
Aug 28th, 2015
No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God
Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...
Mar 26th, 2015
The World's End is hilarious, while You’re Next is bloody and twisted
Simon Pegg sends up sci fi movies and immature men in The World’s End
Aug 22nd, 2013
The past is back in Jurassic Park 3D, Lore, Ginger and Rosa, Evil Dead and Miami Connection
The dinosaurs are back, big and scary as ever in a 20-year-old movie that stands up well.
Apr 5th, 2013
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest, Carlos, Heart of a Dragon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Aftershock, Inside Job, My Uncle and Saw 3D
Lisbeth Salander, our favorite punk goth anorexic bisexual is back one last time, in the original Swedish at least. (Read more)
Oct 29th, 2010
Tinglewood at VIFF
For me, I had worried about directing children, especially when they have to be terrified: in fifty percent of the film they have to be running and fighting for their lives.
Oct 2nd, 2010