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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
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Captain America's fight, Susan Sarandon as a meddling mother and DOXA's documentaries
Also a promiscuous Natasha and high tension in Disorder
May 5th, 2016
Reviews: Avengers: Age of Ultron and five DOXA documentaries
Only two films in history have been bigger money makers than The Avengers. Now, here’s the follow up. How does it match up? If it’s reality you’re after, check out the documentaries at DOXA....
Apr 30th, 2015
New movies in Vancouver
It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...
Feb 27th, 2015
A few-must see films at VIFF this year
VIFF, like Reese Witherspoon, is ready to go. She's in the opening film, Wild
Sep 24th, 2014
Riddick’s dour action and Something in the Air’s radical nostalgia: reviews
Vin Diesel is Hollywood’s lone standard bearer this week, as Riddick
Sep 5th, 2013
A Mother’s Day tribute to moms everywhere
This Mother’s Day, start noticing the little things. The lunches, the laundry, the listening -- they are the wind beneath your wings.
May 6th, 2011
The King’s Speech, The Tourist, Black Swan, Trigger and Enter the Void
England’s King George VI had to struggle against a stuttering handicap. Now Colin Firth gives an award-worthy portrayal in The King’s Speech. (read more)
Dec 10th, 2010
Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue speaks Wednesday night at the Vancouver Writers Festival
I catch Irish-Canadian author and Booker Prize nominee Emma Donoghue for a phone interview shortly after she gets to her hotel on Granville Island. We have about 30 minutes.
Oct 20th, 2010
Twilight #3 is big, the newly restored Metropolis is bigger and Cyrus is oddball fun
Bella makes her choice: vampire or werewolf for a boyfriend. The third Twilight is here. (Read more)
Jul 2nd, 2010
What Sandra Bullock Said About Her Mother at the Oscars
Sandra Bullock, accepting an Oscar for Best Actress, took advantage of her "a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity" to express gratefulness to the people who had contributed to her success...
Linda Solomon Wood
Mar 8th, 2010