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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
Mar 2nd, 2018
Jennifer Lawrence in mother!, Dylan O’Brien in American Assassin and Catherine Deneuve with The Midwife
Also what rodents can tell us about society in Rat Film
Sep 14th, 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
The Big Short and Joy on American capitalism; Concussion on a sport hazard and Tarantino’s chatty new violence
Also a 90s favorite is remade: the new and different Point Break
Dec 23rd, 2015
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.
Nov 19th, 2015
A new Jennifer Lawrence, a new Madame Bovery and a scary chiller from Australia
Also: three movies with strong B.C. connections
Dec 4th, 2014
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
Nov 20th, 2014
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.
Feb 26th, 2014
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
Dec 20th, 2013
Hunger Games thrills again, Short Term 12 astounds, The Book Thief adequate
Jennifer Lawrence shines once more in the second Hunger Games movie.
Nov 21st, 2013