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A labyrinth of mini-MINE-atours
Your numerology cycles November 15–30
King of Hearts trumps all jacks
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion...
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of...
War on Xmas: Ralphie gets a gun
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Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a...
Your numerology cycles November 1–14
Bro'hood: believe it or else...
Lego’s second has less charm, Paterson enthralls and John Wick just goes on shooting
Also now on screen: all the short films with Oscar nominations, a bad-boy ballet dancer, a Canadian lesbian love story and an alarming look at modern policing
Feb 9th, 2017
The Salesman, high drama from Iran, The Comedian, a De Niro dud, and The Space Between Us, sci-fi romance for teens
Also the bittersweet lament and history lesson Quebec My Country and the clumsy chiller Rings
Feb 3rd, 2017
The German hit Toni Erdmann, Gold, the Bre-X clone, and the animal rights target, A Dog’s Purpose
Also a celebration of an iconic Canadian artist, a gritty film from trailer park England and a couple of lurid ones from France
Jan 27th, 2017
Just in time for Trump, The Founder, thoughts on feminism, 20th Century Women, and M. Night’s rebound, Split
Also a fanciful take on a poet’s political perils, Neruda, and a late-arriving Studio Ghibli animation, Ocean Waves
Jan 19th, 2017
Warfare’s scary future, Mark Wahlberg’s terrorist hunt and Ben Affleck’s gangster flick
Also a Canadian woman’s porn-to-Bollywood odyssey and some ludicrous fun in a BC-filmed kids’ movie
Jan 12th, 2017
Scorcese’s faith-based Silence, NASA’s Hidden Figures and Alice Munro stories migrating to Spain as Julieta
Also a young boy’s therapy when A Monster Calls and three peeks into the Italian Film Festival
Jan 5th, 2017
Reviews of three new films and picks for the 10 best of 2016
Time for that annual ritual: my list of the ten best films of the year. Many are still in theatres and a few have been brought back by the VanCity Theatre in their best of the year series. But...
Dec 29th, 2016
La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama
And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre
Dec 22nd, 2016
Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China
Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher
Dec 8th, 2016
Before Harry Potter, before the Supreme Court and a better teen comedy filmed in Surrey
Also an unusual musical, a recycled orchestra, a real estate rebel and the Canadian filmmakers who fooled NASA
Nov 18th, 2016