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Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and...
Handel, Strozzi & Purcell's Italian muses
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is...
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Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland...
EMV's "original instrument" vocals
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Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a...
Binge on baroque and beyond
Panto pantsed for Adults Only
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is musically Blinded by the Light and a stunning history is uncovered
And in other films: Octavia Spencer accuses, Cate Blanchett breaks down, Julianne Moore manipulates, Leslie Jones faces the Angry Birds and four teen girls attract sharks
Aug 16th, 2019
New vs old in Birds of Passage; an easy look at a killer sickness in Five Feet Apart and a good one for the kids, Wonder Park
And lots more: hippies try farming, a divorcé seeks love, melodrama and politics in Argentina and a dystopian teen thriller with something of a Handmaid’s Tale vibe
Mar 14th, 2019
VIFF picks to start a new week, from Italy, Poland and, an unsettling one, from right here
Also a comedy with bite from the Czech Republic and a not so good hostage drama with opera singing inserted
Oct 8th, 2018
Matt Damon as a suburbanite; Andrew Garfield as a polio victim and Ai Weiwei tracking the refugee crisis
Bit of a break this week; only a few new movies have arrived and two weren’t available for review. You can think ahead to next week when a whole batch arrives plus both the Jewish and the Asian Film...
Oct 26th, 2017
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
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
My Oscars picks: Boyhood, Grand Budapest Hotel, Still Alice and CitizenFour
Boyhood vs Birdman. It looks like a dead heat right now.
Feb 20th, 2015
Five movies about women and a Johnny Depp dud
Julianne Moore, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lopez star in three of the new movies with women’s stories.
Jan 23rd, 2015
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
Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, plus music and Brazilian films
Annette Bening and Julianne Moore head up an alternative family with ultra-modern issues in The Kids Are All Right. Leonardo DiCaprio goes futuristic with Inception. (Read more)
Jul 16th, 2010