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Earthly Delights: Other-Worldly
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer...
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Red on red at Vimy Ridge
Butoh on the brink of The Singularity
Watching that new female super hero, more women in film and...
À la recherche de Mom perdue
"Come from Away" comes home via BAC
"39 Steps" -- farce and frisson
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
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 26th, 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 26th, 2013
Django Unchained and Les Misérables: two big movies opening on Christmas Day
Two more films for the holidays: Les Misérables and Django Unchained.
Dec 24th, 2012