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Bad Boys shoot again; Adam Sandler gets loud in Uncut Gems and Clemency ruminates on capital punishment

And for the kids: A superior Japanese anime in Weathering With You, Robert Downey Jr. talking to the animals in Dolittle and your chance to sing along with Frozen II.

Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe

Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies

Lara Croft tries the movies again, Russia takes a cinematic slap, Donald and Helen go RVing

Also a groundbreaking film for gay teens, a poignant East-West crossover, power in modern Europe and a legendary Israeli response to highjacking

Scorcese’s faith-based Silence, NASA’s Hidden Figures and Alice Munro stories migrating to Spain as Julieta

Also a young boy’s therapy when A Monster Calls and three peeks into the Italian Film Festival

Amy Adams does sci fi in Arrival, plus other women’s stories Our Little Sister and The Eagle Huntress

Also the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea and lurid scenes with The Handmaiden

Japan gives kudos to king of Vancouver sushi kitchen, chef Hidekazu Tojo

When Hidekazu Tojo began preparing sushi at a modest Japanese restaurant in Vancouver 45 years ago, customers were squeamish about eating raw fish wrapped in seaweed. So the 21−year−old...

Tokyo's cherry blossoms are even more magical at night

The world's largest city turns pink. Experience the cherry blossoms of Tokyo.
Trade Minister Teresa Wat trade mission. Photo by Province of BC

Trade Minister's trip gets B.C. "on equal footing" for exporting to Asia

Trade mission accomplished, Teresa Wat says.

Hong Kong and Japan show Vancouver what a farecard can be

The octopus and the penguin revolutionized the commute.

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