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Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina...
Spin cycle in the Cosmic Laundromat
Under the Stars: Boycotts and Bubblegum
Your numerology cycles July 16–31
Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing...
Holy Dips at Vancouver Sangam
Sahibs & subalterns; Raj "Ends Well?"
More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and...
Your numerology cycles July 1–15
Deeeeep detritus => haute couture
A new look for Ryan Reynolds, a new impression of Rudolph Nureyev and four of DOXA’s best
Also: con artistry from the female side, old women who think they’re cheerleaders and two other new films
May 10th, 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
Yeti meets Smallfoot, and from VIFF, Transit and Colette, both excellent
Plus other VIFF picks: Kingsway, very local, Firecrackers, Parallel’s time shifting, constant dancing at Le Grand Bal and Maria Callas, as she saw herself
Sep 28th, 2018
Matt Damon as a suburbanite; Andrew Garfield as a polio victim and Ai Weiwei tracking the refugee crisis
Bit of a break this week; only a few new movies have arrived and two weren’t available for review. You can think ahead to next week when a whole batch arrives plus both the Jewish and the Asian Film...
Oct 26th, 2017
Amy Adams does sci fi in Arrival, plus other women’s stories Our Little Sister and The Eagle Huntress
Also the refugee crisis in Fire at Sea and lurid scenes with The Handmaiden
Nov 11th, 2016
Bill Gates says Trudeau's approach to immigration, refugees good for business
Canada's open approach to immigration and its willingness to welcome tens of thousands of Syrian refugees is an "enlightened" move that will benefit the country's business sector, Microsoft co-...
Sep 21st, 2016
VIFF will open with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Nova Scotia
And end with Terrence Malick contemplating the universe
Sep 7th, 2016
George Clooney’s take on Wall Street, Dheepan’s refugee act and four more DOXA picks
We’ve got two new films in town plus more to see at DOXA and if that’s not enough consider these: It’s Friday the 13th and if that calls for some horror entertainment here are two...
May 12th, 2016
The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks
Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest
Oct 1st, 2015
Government eases rules on Syrian refugee claims but maintains security paramount
Government will issue "thousands more," refugee visas, speed up applictions, and more diplomats to be posted overseas to help handle resettlement.
The Canadian Press
Sep 19th, 2015