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A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York and making sense of Vancouver’s most recognized art scene
Also meet a trail-blazing Canadian woman scientist and two films that were too timid to face critics here
Jan 10th, 2019
A sci-fi mystery in Annihilation, silly laughs on Game Night and two more Oscar nominees
Also Every Day, a young adult tale that promotes inclusiveness for the high school crowd
Feb 22nd, 2018
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
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
Three hot films to see: Thor, Dallas Buyers Club and Blue is the Warmest Color
Matthew McConaughey’s reformed homophobe and Chris Hemsworth’s hunky Thor are your top choices at the movies this week
Nov 8th, 2013
Thor, Even the Rain, some hot documentaries and two tepid history lessons
Thor wants the summer blockbuster crown. Fast Five beat him to it last week. But does he bring any fun along with that giant hammer?
May 6th, 2011
Natalie Portman: from Black Swan to rehab?
It won her an Academy Award, Best Actress, but, according to Bang Showbiz News, Natalie Portman feels that she should have gone into rehab after filming Black Swan. The intensity of the...
Mar 19th, 2011
Why Natalie Portman won Best Actress for Black Swan at the Oscars
Natalie Portman's portrayal of an artist in pursuit of perfection deserves an Oscar.
Feb 25th, 2011
Incendies, Another Year, No Strings Attached, and more, plus a new film festival
Incendies is one of two exceptional films newly arrived this week. It’s our hope for the Oscars. (Read more).
Jan 21st, 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