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Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland and TV journalism as Mike Wallace did it
Also: stardom as David Crosby endured it, a dystopian tale and a wise dog yarn, both filmed in Vancouver, and two more that I haven’t seen
Aug 8th, 2019
Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a cult classic re-imagined
Also: a bit of opera (real with Maria Callas and fictional in Bel Canto) and an ode to BC’s chief geographical feature in This Mountain Life
Nov 1st, 2018
Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, gay conversion slammed, and 1945, post-war ill will
Also: Support the Girls, in the serving staff, Papillon, in and out of an infamous prison, Breath, grow up and surf, The Happytime Murders, of puppets, and Little Italy, love and rival pizzas
Aug 24th, 2018
Annette Bening does Chekov, Melissa McCarthy goes back to college and DOXA offers up another gem
Or you could catch a colorful and bloody revenge thriller and a cryptic Alberta gothic
May 10th, 2018
New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse
Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims
Jul 14th, 2016
The Boss is crass and Everybody Wants Some pleases but Hank Williams gets a bland bio pic
Also a thriller from Argentina, The Clan, a strange form of recovery from grief, Demolition, and a rigorous look at right-wing media, The Brainwashing of My Dad
Apr 8th, 2016
Tammy needs more laughs, and Gore Vidal puts barbs into 4th of July
Susan Sarandon and Melissa McCarthy take a road trip without even a nod to Thelma and Louise
Jul 3rd, 2014
Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary
Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.
Feb 7th, 2013