Matt Damon

More holiday movies: Jumanji, The Greatest Showman, Downsizing, Molly’s Game

Also Pitch Perfect 3 and All the Money in the World in which Christopher Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey

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...

The Great Wall, not so great, A Cure for Wellness, slow acting, and real BC history at The End of the Road

Also salutations in film for Gordon Pinsent and the return of an Oscar contender named Ove

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

A B-team from Marvel, second-rate Woody Allen and a vibrant James Brown bio pic

Also several one-time screenings like Hafu: The Mixed Race Experience in Japan and Sharknado 2

The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie and celebrations of animated films, special effects, the outdoors and Jean-Luc Godard

Is The Lego Movie really better than George Clooney’s new one? Strange but true.

Vancouver's Elysium intriguing, The Canyons and Lovelace lurid and creepy

Matt Damon battles the new world order of the year 2154 in Elysium.

Hot environmental fight in Promised Land, 60s nostalgia in Not Fade Away and special films from Quebec and Argentina

In Promised Land, Matt Damon, as a shill for the energy industry, bumps up against small-town resistance sparked by Hal Holbrook.

War Horse, Tin Tin, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and more big movies for Christmas

Steven Spielberg brings us both War Horse and The Adventures of Tin Tin this holiday season.