James Franco

La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama

And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre

A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders

Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics

Reviews of Monkey Kingdom, True Story, Unfriended and two social realist films from France

Cyberbullying, street hustlers, youth gangs, home invasion, wife and child killing, and warring wildlife. We’ve got them all at the movies this week. Also ethics, or not, in journalism.

After all that fuss, The Interview turns out to be just ludicrous and puerile

Seth Rogen and James Franco in their assassination comedy The Interview

Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)

Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.

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

Vancouver new movie reviews: Oz the Great and Powerful, Shepard and Dark, Hit ‘N Strum, Dead Man Down

Back to Oz with a fake wizard, his monkey and china doll, plus Glinda and her sister witches