After 11 years of bringing you local reporting, the team behind the Vancouver Observer has moved on to Canada's National Observer. You can follow Vancouver culture reporting over there from now on. Thank you for all your support over the years!

Judy Dench

Three very good films arrive at the same time: Bombshell, A Hidden Life and Star Wars #9

Also now playing or about to start: Cats, the giant musical, 63 Up, the latest visit with old friends, and Compulsive Liar, a big hit comedy from Quebec

Tea and laughs with four Dames, honoring Vancouver sports history and one seriously creepy Scandinavian film

Also thinking about what exactly is Democracy, a Canadian attempt at an African-American comedy, a new film fest and a classic re-release

Dark Shadows, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Headhunters, plus a Canadian bank robber and a headstrong mother

Judy Dench is one of seven seniors who experience India in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

George Clooney in The Descendants, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe, The Muppets

George Clooney is getting raves for his new film The Descendants. How much of that is deserved?