New Movies

J. Edgar, Immortals, Margin Call, Adam Sandler’s latest and two timely studies of war

Clint Eastwood and Leonardo DiCaprio give us a different view of J. Edgar Hoover, the long-time FBI boss. (Read more)

The Three Musketeers, A Better Life, Martha Marcy May Marlene and four other new films opening this week and next

Alexandre Dumas wouldn’t recognize his classic tale, but The (new) Three Musketeers is campy fun

Best new movies to see in Vancouver this weekend

Starbuck is a Canadian film well worth celebrating. It played at VIFF and is now in general release.

The Ides of March with George Clooney and Real Steel with Hugh Jackman

Ryan Gosling is part of the George Clooney campaign in the fictional but realistic new film, The Ides of March

50/50, Restless, Breakaway and VIFF picks for Days 3 and 4

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find the lighter side of cancer in 50/50

Moneyball, Abduction, Dolphin Tale, Killer Elite, Higher Ground and two documentaries at the Denman Theatre

Brad Pitt plays a baseball boss with big ideas and few resources in Moneyball. (read more)

Drive, The Guard, Lion King 3-D, I Don’t Know How She Does It and a VIFF update

Ryan Gosling doesn’t say a great deal but communicates a lot in Drive. To find out what, read more.

Contagion, Warrior, Gainsbourg, The Interrupters vs. gang violence and a restored masterpiece

In Contagion, Kate Winslet tries to get a viral epidemic taken seriously before it spreads worldwide.

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Sarah’s Key, Vincere, Cosmonaut and Our Idiot Brother

Guy Pearce and his flashlight stalk the creatures his daughter stirred up in the basement in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. (read more)

The Help, The Whistleblower, 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5 and a catch-up look at the new Planet of the Apes movie

Racial segregation in Mississippi is the subject. Light and easy-to-take is the tone. Does that work in The Help? (read more)