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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
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets...
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming...
Your numerology cycles December 16–31
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a...
Reviewed: A new Alien chapter, the ordinary lives of Certain Women and Lovers who cheat
Also a new Wimpy Kid, a forbidden teen romance, high school chaos in animation and Vancouver’s housing crisis explored
May 18th, 2017
Music people as seen by Terrence Malick, bank robbery as revenge by seniors and a Smurfy surprise
Also the seeds of David Lynch’s art, a wrestling rom-com and European films at the Reel to Real Festival
Apr 6th, 2017
The German hit Toni Erdmann, Gold, the Bre-X clone, and the animal rights target, A Dog’s Purpose
Also a celebration of an iconic Canadian artist, a gritty film from trailer park England and a couple of lurid ones from France
Jan 27th, 2017
La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama
And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre
Dec 22nd, 2016
Michael and Alicia bring tears; Natalie Portman laments Israel’s history and a big French star gets small
Also an eerie war movie, redemption in Quebec and a mystery thriller filmed in Vancouver
Sep 1st, 2016
The real Steve Jobs, a spy swap by Tom Hanks and our local south Asian gangsters by Deepa Mehta
Also a sex comedy, a lesbian fight for rights, a movie surrealist, a film pioneer and a five-continent study of issues around breastfeeding
Oct 15th, 2015
A foul mouthed teddy bear, Swedish humour, a Kiwi western and an Indian 'Godfather'
Reviews of 'Ted 2', 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence', 'Slow West' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'
Jun 25th, 2015
12 Years a Slave, a masterpiece, leads a long list of new movies now playing
Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are sure to be nominated for their superb acting in 12 Years a Slave.
Nov 1st, 2013
The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?
Jan 12th, 2012
The Artist, Shame, New Year’s Eve, Eye of the Storm, a new Herzog and an old Godard
No sound, no color, and yet The Artist is being touted as a best film contender.
Dec 9th, 2011