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Three films of big journeys: to the moon, to a seedy motel and to personal empowerment
Also visualizing human damage to the earth, meeting an uncommon pop star and learning about a Canadian’s unusual success story
Oct 11th, 2018
A shiny new Robert Pattinson, a skewed Bruce Lee and some not-for-kids animation
Also sharing dad’s mistress, watching an inspirational teacher and learning some BC hippie history
Aug 24th, 2017
Ben-Hur re-made again, a modernized western and one of the best animated films of the year
Also: women and Wall Street in Equity, a moving drama of Little Men growing up and two Canadian films with broken families
Aug 19th, 2016
Male bonding thrives in The Expendables 3, The Trip to Italy and Land Ho
And watch for an oddball rock and roll story in Frank.
Aug 14th, 2014
RED 2 and Turbo disappoint, The Hunt and The Conjuring get scary and The Act of Killing amazes
They try hard but Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren deliver less in the sequel RED 2.
Jul 19th, 2013
Saul Williams: Poet to the People
It’s 2:00 am on a Saturday night. Just outside the Metro Theatre in Victoria, where Day 3 of Rifflandia has just wrapped up. About an hour earlier, patient fans were ushered in to an already over-...
Sep 20th, 2012
True Grit with Jeff Bridges, Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and some old and new treats for the holidays
Jeff Bridges takes on a role that once belonged to John Wayne. How is the new True Grit by the Coen Brothers? (read more)
Dec 23rd, 2010
Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films
Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)
Dec 17th, 2010
Crazy Heart: Thumbs Up or Thumbs Down?
Do Karen and Robert give this film a pass? (Read more)
Feb 5th, 2010
Crazy Heart is the One To See...Eli, A Spy, and Those Lovely Bones Can Wait
Great work by Jeff Bridges and lesser efforts by Denzel Washington, Jackie Chan and Peter Jackson arrive in theatres today. (Read more)
Jan 15th, 2010