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Belly up to some bangra
New films bring harrowing drama, amiable humor or...
Prophet and loss; a parable
EMV brings Missa Darwin to Christ Church
BAC's "Illusionists" -- magic unrealism
A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York...
"Full Light" at end of long, dark tunnel
Counting violence against women
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and...
Your numerology cycles for 2019
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal
Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here
Dec 13th, 2018
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
May 31st, 2018
My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon
Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy
Sep 22nd, 2015
A true beatnik story, some post-nuclear terror, a holiday farce and a minor celebrity’s surprise
Daniel Radcliffe moves on from Harry Potter to Alan Ginsberg and the future beatniks
Nov 15th, 2013
G.I. Joe for the boys; The Host for the girls, and Spring Breakers for party animals of all kinds, 18 years and older
Saoirse Ronan plays both a human girl and the alien intruder inside her in The Host
Mar 28th, 2013
Saoirse Ronan kicks ass and she knows it. And, she has the benefit of having a great director in Joe Wright. These are two elements you need to make a great movie. While the script has some holes and...
Apr 7th, 2011