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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
Oprah graces A Wrinkle in Time, our city stars in Meditation Park and a sharp new director helms Thoroughbreds
Also Trump won’t like the Mexican criminals in Gringo; people will cower when The Strangers Prey at Night and few know anything about The Hurricane Heist
Mar 8th, 2018
Classics re-done in a Disney sequel, a literary history and a home-made copy of a blockbuster
Also Canadian angles on burlesque and dysfunctional families and breaking procedure in a French courtroom
Jun 16th, 2016
More X-Men, another Alice fantasy and two films about the status of women
There are five of these “smaller” films: Love & Friendship, Sunset Song, The Boy and the Beast, Truman and Borealis
May 26th, 2016
Sex Tape for adults, Planes for kids and The Purge for the ghouls among us
And also watch for a funny Vancouver film: Lawrence & Holloman
Jul 17th, 2014
Apes rampage, Keira Knightley sings and Roger Ebert gets a review of his own life
And also note the return of two master directors: Bertolucci and Jodorowsky
Jul 11th, 2014
Reviews of Captain Phillips, Watermark, Romeo and Juliet, Haute Cuisine and more
Tom Hanks is captured by Somali pirates in the true story of Captain Phillips
Oct 10th, 2013
Rush thrills, Metallica pumps, Enough Said and Don Jon win as romantic comedies
Fun-loving men vs methodical plodders. Rush plays out the mythic contest on and off the race car track
Sep 27th, 2013
The Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6, summer sequels going in opposite directions
A monumental contest in the movie theaters: The Hangover Part III races against Fast & Furious 6.
May 23rd, 2013
A living painting in The Mill and the Cross, an exorcism in The Devil Inside and classic hip hop with A Tribe Called Quest
It takes an entire movie to explain the famously complex painting by Bruegel, while The Devil Inside creeps out audiences with its Vatican cover-up plot.
Jan 6th, 2012