old age

Lara Croft tries the movies again, Russia takes a cinematic slap, Donald and Helen go RVing

Also a groundbreaking film for gay teens, a poignant East-West crossover, power in modern Europe and a legendary Israeli response to highjacking

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

Kong is big but unremarkable, Window Horses is diverse and whimsical and The Last Word welcomes back Shirley MacLaine

And notice especially the passionate defense of journalistic courage in All Governments Lie

A third Hobbit, a new Annie and a persecuted genius in The Imitation Game

Also check out The Vancouver Asahi for a bit of local history seen through Japanese eyes.

Iron Man 3 wows; Still Mine charms and DOXA documentaries stir the pot

It’s Iron Man 3 but for Robert Downey Jr. that’s four flights now as the Marvel Comics character; and his best.