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Three very good films arrive at the same time: Bombshell, A Hidden Life and Star Wars #9
Also now playing or about to start: Cats, the giant musical, 63 Up, the latest visit with old friends, and Compulsive Liar, a big hit comedy from Quebec
Dec 19th, 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
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion slammed in Boy Erased and a hypnotic mystery from Korea
Also a teen girl tries to escape her problems through improv theatre
Nov 8th, 2018
Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse
Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas
Nov 2nd, 2017
Reviews of Baby Driver, great fun, The Big Sick, charming rom com and Despicable Me 3 noisy animation
Also war’s real victims in Nowhere to Run, sexual unease for The Beguiled and mortality hovering over The Hero
Jun 30th, 2017
The Hunger Games end right, Brooklyn is sweet, Seth Rogen’s Christmas movie is a hoot
There are also two fine BC documentaries and two sub-standard films from some very big stars.
Nov 19th, 2015
Reviews of Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes and Trainwreck plus four international films
Also Suite Francaise from France, About Elly from Iran, Jimmy’s Hall from Ireland and Strangerland from Australia with Nicole Kidman
Jul 17th, 2015
Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington
Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.
Jan 15th, 2015
New at the movies: cool vampires, harsh war memories, cold revenge and the Holocaust, too
Tilda Swinton, Colin Firth and the lesser-known Macon Blair star in the week’s most interesting fictional movies.
Apr 24th, 2014
New movie reviews: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, The Call, Stoker, Barbara, Cloudburst, Bestiaire and No.
Steve Carell vs Jim Carrey: a comedy of dueling Las Vegas magicians in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
Mar 14th, 2013