revenge

Annette Bening does Chekov, Melissa McCarthy goes back to college and DOXA offers up another gem

Or you could catch a colorful and bloody revenge thriller and a cryptic Alberta gothic

Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira

Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker

Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week

Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China

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.

Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)

Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.

RED 2 and Turbo disappoint, The Hunt and The Conjuring get scary and The Act of Killing amazes

They try hard but Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren deliver less in the sequel RED 2.

Paul, Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer, Dogtooth, When We Leave, I Saw the Devil

Seth Rogen is the voice of a space alien named Paul in a funny new film by England’s Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. (read more)

Tangled and three new films aimed at American Thanksgiving audiences

You’ve never seen Rapunzel portrayed like this before but you’ll want to, in Disney’s Tangled. (read more)

The American, Going the Distance, Life During Wartime, Machete and two gems at the VanCity Theatre arrive

George Clooney doesn’t say much as The American, a killer hiding out in Italy. But watch those facial expressions and those eyes. ( and read more)