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New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
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James Franco’s fine movie about a bad one; Woody Allen’s waning appeal and some Canadian sci fi
In addition, check out two classy gay stories
Dec 7th, 2017
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
Dec 22nd, 2016
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
Dec 10th, 2015
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.
Apr 16th, 2015
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
Dec 26th, 2014
Tom Cruise’s fiery comeback, Marion Cotillard’s travails as The Immigrant and a grueling desert trek in Tracks
Note also the tragic teen love affair of The Fault in our Stars
Jun 6th, 2014
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.
Nov 28th, 2013
Two sides of the American way: Man of Steel and Dirty Wars. Also, a Spanish Snow White and The East
Superman is back with a new suit and a new attitude
Jun 13th, 2013
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
Mar 28th, 2013
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
Mar 7th, 2013