: New movies

Michael Moore's hope in the Trump era; The Wife’s marriage seems happy and Life Itself can bring tears

There’s also a muddled children’s film about a house haunted by a clock and a teen film about girls who fight back

Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe

Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies

Lara Croft tries the movies again, Russia takes a cinematic slap, Donald and Helen go RVing

Also a groundbreaking film for gay teens, a poignant East-West crossover, power in modern Europe and a legendary Israeli response to highjacking

Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival

And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn

Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine

And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie

A true newsroom horror, a wartime horror exposed and comic relief in music

Also Tatiana Maslany and her real-life boyfriend in a bi-polar romance

Manchester by the Sea, superb; plus the return of Warren Beatty and some girl power from Disney

Also: Brad and Marion get together in Allied, Amy and Jake ponder Nocturnal Animals and Bad Santa spawns a sequel

Reviews of the new Star Wars movie, The Danish Girl, Sisters and Youth

Also three at the VanCity Theatre for fans of movies, modern art or animation

Red, Force of Nature The Suzuki Movie, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, Waiting for Superman

Who’s that with the gun? It looks like Helen Mirren. What is going on? (read more)