Keira Knightley

Three films of big journeys: to the moon, to a seedy motel and to personal empowerment

Also visualizing human damage to the earth, meeting an uncommon pop star and learning about a Canadian’s unusual success story

Johnny Depp gets evil in Black Mass, climbers perish on Everest and A Hard Day is great fun

An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule

A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game

Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes.

Apes rampage, Keira Knightley sings and Roger Ebert gets a review of his own life

And also note the return of two master directors: Bertolucci and Jodorowsky

Jack Ryan, Charles Dickens, plus singing oil sands workers and Canada’s “best” films

A mobile spy, a revered writer and a cross-dressing entrepreneur are featured in the new movies this week.

Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942

Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.

Brave, four new indies (including a must-see) and Hot Docs reviewed

Brave is like a newly-found Grimm Brothers fairy tale except for one very independent princess.

The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband

Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?

Pirates of the Caribbean, Last Night, The Beaver and a batch of other new films (plus a few old ones)

Johnny Depp is back in his most famous role, Cpt. Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean #4. Read more about its joys and its disappointments.

Never Let Me Go, Legend of the Guardians, You Again, Catfish, Jack Goes Boating, and Wall Street 2

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is the biggest of the new films but not the best. Check out Never Let Me Go and Legend of the Guardians. (read more)