Samuel L. Jackson

Logan Lucky, Step and Dave Made a Maze: late summer fun at the movies and a dash of uplift

Also The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which tries to be fun, Ingrid Goes West, a timely caution, and Nocturama’s musings on revolution or is it terrorism?

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

BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks

Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations

'Minions', 'Amy' and a Billy Connolly comedy lead a big slate of new films

Also a Ryan Reynolds thriller, A Samuel L. Jackson action film, 11-year-olds reflecting on life and a son and his parents partying at Burning Man.

Fifty Shades of Grey and Duke of Burgundy, both all about kinky sex

Also a Colin Firth action flick and fun with vampires in New Zealand

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.

The Avengers, Darling Companion, Headwinds and DOXA documentary reviews

Ironman, Captain America and four superhero buddies hit the big screen hard in Marvel’s The Avengers.