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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
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Your numerology cycles for 2019
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
Dec 21st, 2017
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
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
Feb 16th, 2017
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
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
Jul 31st, 2014
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.
Feb 6th, 2014
Vancouver's Elysium intriguing, The Canyons and Lovelace lurid and creepy
Matt Damon battles the new world order of the year 2154 in Elysium.
Aug 8th, 2013
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.
Jan 4th, 2013
Harry Potter, The Artist, Midnight in Paris: 10 movies I liked best in 2011, plus a new one
Dec 28th, 2011
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.
Dec 22nd, 2011