Jennifer Lawrence

Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival

And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn

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

The Hunger Games end right, Brooklyn is sweet, Seth Rogen’s Christmas movie is a hoot

There are also two fine BC documentaries and two sub-standard films from some very big stars.

A new Jennifer Lawrence, a new Madame Bovery and a scary chiller from Australia

Also: three movies with strong B.C. connections

A third Hunger Games, a second feature by Tommy Lee Jones and two special series

Jennifer Lawrence is poised to own the box office with her latest Hunger Games installment

Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and more films I expect will win at the Academy Awards

Chiwetel Ejifor, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender are all nominated for 12 Years a Slave but I think only the film will win.

Three entertaining films: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks and Anchorman 2

Christian Bale, Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell are the big draws in the week’s new movies

Hunger Games thrills again, Short Term 12 astounds, The Book Thief adequate

Jennifer Lawrence shines once more in the second Hunger Games movie.