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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.
Jan 16th, 2020
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
Jul 27th, 2018
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
Mar 16th, 2018
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
Jan 5th, 2017
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
Nov 11th, 2016
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...
Jun 15th, 2016
Tokyo's cherry blossoms are even more magical at night
The world's largest city turns pink. Experience the cherry blossoms of Tokyo.
Apr 2nd, 2015
Trade Minister's trip gets B.C. "on equal footing" for exporting to Asia
Trade mission accomplished, Teresa Wat says.
Nov 18th, 2014
Hong Kong and Japan show Vancouver what a farecard can be
The octopus and the penguin revolutionized the commute.
Sep 12th, 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