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Biutiful, Hall Pass, Alamar, a re-edited Justin Bieber and some Academy Award thoughts
Javier Bardem is up for an Oscar for playing a dying criminal and good father in Biutiful. (read more)
Feb 25th, 2011
Unknown, Cedar Rapids, The Infidel, Sell Out!, I Am #4 and Canada’s 10 Best
Liam Neeson has lost his memory, his identity and his wife in Unknown. Diane Kruger may be able to help. (read more)
Feb 18th, 2011
Justin Bieber, The Eagle, Gnomeo and Juliet, Just Go With It and two youthful visits to Europe
Justin Bieber: Never Say Never is like a backstage pass to hang out with the most famous Canadian on earth. (read more)
Feb 11th, 2011
Sanctum, A Drummer’s Dream, What Women Want (Chinese version) and Guido, Superstar. But not The Roommate.
James Cameron takes us underwater again, and spelunking, in Sanctum. Read more about the thriller he supervised but didn’t direct.
Feb 4th, 2011
McCabe and Mrs. Miller returns. The Illusionist, The Mechanic, Casino Jack, The Company Men and The Rite
Six new films arrive, and a 40-year-old masterpiece beats them all. McCabe and Mrs. Miller is back to help Vancouver celebrate. (Read more)
Jan 28th, 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 Green Hornet, Blue Valentine, Barney’s Version, Crispon Glover in person and seven other new films
A couple of local boys gone Hollywood have the week’s biggest, but not best, new film. Read more about The Green Hornet and the many others.
Jan 14th, 2011
Country Strong, Season of the Witch and On Tour
The world of country music is scrutinized once again as Gwyneth Paltrow makes like Patsy Taylor and LeAnn in Country Strong. (read more)
Jan 7th, 2011
Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films
Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)
Dec 17th, 2010
Howl with James Franco as Allen Ginsberg and a batch of new films from Europe
James Franco is a young Allen Ginsberg in the story of his infamous poem Howl. (Read more)
Dec 3rd, 2010