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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Growth of an artist in Never Look Back, more on How to Train Your Dragon and life with a wrestling family
Also going international: in Spain by an Iranian and in Singapore with a Japanese foodie
Feb 22nd, 2019
Films about Alita, a troubled cyborg, Mads, lost in the Arctic and Rebel lost in a dream
Also films attached to the big comedy festival in town right now
Feb 14th, 2019
How they followed the great Lego Movie; what they think Men Want and how Neeson is taken to revenge again
Also a creepy thriller about a child Prodigy and all the contenders for Oscars in the short categories
Feb 7th, 2019
Gender war and wit in France, battling drug gangs in Mexico and sharp new images from under the sea
A few film notes to start … The VanCity Theatre is about to kick off its annual series of films for Black History month. It seems less necessary these days with Green Book, Beale Street, Black...
Jan 31st, 2019
Romance under stress, Nicole Kidman with a different look and the King Arthur story for modern kids
Also some animated fun from Quebec and an inscrutable film with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Jan 24th, 2019
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or incoherent posturing
Also hope for the future with some teenage scientists in a world-class competition
Jan 17th, 2019
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York and making sense of Vancouver’s most recognized art scene
Also meet a trail-blazing Canadian woman scientist and two films that were too timid to face critics here
Jan 10th, 2019
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and new films from Italy
And one lone horror movie on the side
Jan 3rd, 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets to the screen and World War I is re-visioned
Also: Holmes and Watson take a pass, it seems
Dec 23rd, 2018
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming again, and 3 more about or for kids
But there’s more: Jennifer Lopez lively as a career woman, Julia Roberts caring for an addict son, Steve Carell, fighting Nazis as therapy and three women in and out of Queen Anne’s bed
Dec 20th, 2018