New Movies

Vancouver new movie reviews: Oz the Great and Powerful, Shepard and Dark, Hit ‘N Strum, Dead Man Down

Back to Oz with a fake wizard, his monkey and china doll, plus Glinda and her sister witches

Snitch, Dark Skies, West of Memphis, Crazy Horse and Detropia: reviews

An infamous miscarriage of justice gets a fourth movie and startling new facts

Argo vs. Lincoln, Wreck-It Ralph vs. Brave and Amour vs Rebelle: My Oscar guesses

Argo’s version of the Canadian caper has stepped up over Lincoln as the favorite for best picture, say most of the Oscar pundits

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.

A Danish Royal Affair, old Stand Up Guys, zombie Warm Bodies and film classics at four mini festivals

An English princess and a German doctor strike up a forbidden romance in Denmark in the Academy Award contender, A Royal Affair.

Fashion maven Diana Vreeland has the most interesting film this week, not Parker or Hansel and Gretel

She promoted the bikini and blue jeans, 60s pop music and style. Diana Vreeland is fêted in a lively new documentary.

Lincoln earns 12 Oscar nominations. Canada’s Rebelle still in the running too.

Lincoln leads the Oscar race, Life of Pi is second. But there are more than a few surprises among the nominations.

The Master, Argo and Lincoln are in my top 10 movies of the year

Philip Seymour Hoffman is The Master and Joaquin Phoenix his newest disciple in my choice for best film of the year. There's also a definite worst movie of 2012.

This is 40, The Guilt Trip and Jack Reacher are just OK: A Late Quartet and Rust and Bone shine

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are worried about aging in This is 40.

The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli

Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.