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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Check Your Privilege @ Gateway, Arts Club
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and then rampant juvenilia with Hellboy
And more: the real Mary Magdalene story; the origin of Stockholm syndrome and a growing young again fantasy called Little. (Plus, three also rans).
Apr 11th, 2019
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of modern politics and the perils of war reporting
Also an ingenious take on the migrant crisis, and a second appreciation this year of Ingmar Bergman that adds to what we already know from the first
Nov 8th, 2018
More holiday movies: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Molly’s Game
Also Pitch Perfect 3 and All the Money in the World in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey
Dec 21st, 2017
Logan, better than a comic book movie, Before I Fall, teen self-help and The Shack, contentious religion
Also Ballerina for dreamy young girls, Table 19 for wedding outsiders and Bitter Harvest, about Stalin’s wrath in the Ukraine
Mar 3rd, 2017
On Oscar weekend, six new movies arrive with gods, ski jumpers, a mermaid and Michael Moore
Also dirty cops, Freudian fears on the prairie and a gem about conflict in the Balkans
Feb 25th, 2016
Peter Pan like never before; our soldiers fighting for Hyena Road and predatory capitalism invading 99 Homes
Also a true heroine named Malala, creepy thrills in Goodnight Mommy and prosecuting war criminals in Labyrinth of Lies
Oct 8th, 2015
Chappie, Wild Tales, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Also notice two new Canadian films: The Valley Below and Elephant Song
Mar 5th, 2015
Our best director goes Hollywood; two Chinese stars in a comic romp, J.D. Salinger’s story re-told and art thieves at work
Denis Villeneuve makes his first Hollywood film with Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano
Sep 19th, 2013
The Wolverine is murky, The To Do List is all about sex and Crystal Fairy is too airy
Hugh Jackman is back in his most famous role: the Alberta-born Marvel Comics mutant Wolverine.
Jul 25th, 2013
After 25 Years, Les Mis still hits the mark
Peter Lockyear and Jason Forbach are standouts in their respective roles.
Jun 25th, 2013