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Films about a son’s addiction, the continuing assault on sharks and a Halloween killer's return

Also films on modern romance, politics and Thanksgiving, a youth version of Black Lives Matter, a hapless small town cop and some very funny animation from France

Spike Lee takes on the KKK, McQueen reveals a fashion rebel and Summer 1993 offers a rare look at childhood

Also: a woman’s self-discovery in Puzzle, canine antics in Dog Days, creepy chills in The Crescent , and two other films explained but not reviewed

A sailing yarn for summer; a parson’s turn to social responsibility and a quest for true love by an older woman

And much more: an environmental artist, young love crashing on a beach, colonial errors in South America and a black cop’s misdeeds here in Canada

Canadians need to talk about racism and Islamophobia, legal advocacy groups say

A deadly attack on a Quebec City mosque is a "harsh reminder" of the reality of Islamophobia, and citizens and politicians need to talk more openly about racism in Canadian society, legal advocacy...

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

VIFF picks with music, scary ships, a relaxing garden and three unusual dramas

It’s back. The Vancouver International Film Festival opens up tomorrow for its 35th year.  Fans have been planning their schedules for days, even a week or two, wondering can they get from...

Tina Fey goes to war; Judy Hopps goes to Zootopia and cultures clash in the Amazon

Also a Norwegian disaster movie, The Wave, machine gun attacks in London Has Fallen and a killer barber in The Legend of Barney Thompson

Survival and revenge in The Revenant, Italian films old and new and Canada’s 10 Best

Also a horror thriller that loses its way in The Forest

M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court

It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon

Movies this week examine Russian corruption, hockey, American crime and health care in France

Leviathan, an Oscar possibility, Red Army, A Most Violent Year. They lead this week but check out Hippocrates too