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The Avengers who survived, two films about women young and old and a look ahead to DOXA
Avengers Endgame is poised to be quite possibly the biggest film of the year. So massive has been the anticipation and the pre-opening ticket sales. How is it? I caught it last night, so read on....
Apr 26th, 2019
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
Mar 16th, 2018
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
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
Mar 10th, 2017
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.
Dec 19th, 2014
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.
May 2nd, 2013