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Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina...
Spin cycle in the Cosmic Laundromat
Under the Stars: Boycotts and Bubblegum
Your numerology cycles July 16–31
Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing...
Holy Dips at Vancouver Sangam
Sahibs & subalterns; Raj "Ends Well?"
More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and...
Your numerology cycles July 1–15
Deeeeep detritus => haute couture
Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina and Eisenberg’s Self-Defense target
Also why our housing crisis is not unique, why English democracy protesters were attacked 200 years ago and moral decline in Argentina just before a coup
Jul 19th, 2019
Us, an artful horror movie, also three good ones back in town from the film festival
They would be Woman at War, from Iceland, Ash is Purest White, from China and the Hummingbird Project, made in Quebec
Mar 21st, 2019
Bourne is back, Woody Allen offers a trifle and Bad Moms are exactly that
And two films for youth are worth your while: Nerve with a social media caution and Phantom Boy, a glistening animated film from France
Jul 29th, 2016
Reviews of Maggie’s Plan, a modern screwball comedy, and two sequels, The Conjuring 2 and Now You See Me 2
With the jazz fest not far off, the VanCity has a doc about the troubled history of the saxophone and 3 more with jazz and blues themes.
Jun 9th, 2016
Late August fare: two smart films, two Canadian, a bit of imperialism and a lot of dancing
'The End of the Tour' and 'Mistress America' lead the pack but a 'Backcountry' horror and some B.C. mountain men aren’t far behind.
Aug 28th, 2015
Spy antics in 'American Ultra', 'Bikes vs Cars' around the world and a funny man’s beginnings
Also a surreal Canadian musical, a bleak view of millennials and a bland horror film
Aug 20th, 2015
New at the movies this week: cheap thrills, soul-searching and young romance
Also a smart, adult, but hard-to-find romantic comedy, The One I Love
Aug 21st, 2014
After Earth, Now You See Me, a new documentary with Roméo Dallaire and four other films reviewed
Will Smith and his son Jaden make a nerve-racking visit to our planet in the space adventure After Earth
May 28th, 2013
The Amazing Spider-Man isn't amazing, Woody Allen fails and Katy Perry: Part of Me lacks the sexual gesture
New movies this week in Vancouver fail to excite fans, or this critic. Here's why.
Jul 5th, 2012
The Help, The Whistleblower, 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5 and a catch-up look at the new Planet of the Apes movie
Racial segregation in Mississippi is the subject. Light and easy-to-take is the tone. Does that work in The Help? (read more)
Aug 12th, 2011