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Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina and Eisenberg’s Self-Defense target
Also why our housing crisis is not unique, why English democracy protesters were attacked 200 years ago and moral decline in Argentina just before a coup
Jul 19th, 2019
New but not that great from Seth Rogen, an underused Judi Dench in Red Joan and more hot picks at DOXA
Also children get a cheerful life lesson in Ugly Dolls and elsewhere, hoax or not, Satan is rising again
May 3rd, 2019
Meryl Streep sings again, a politician crashes and Disney brings another fine family film
You can also watch Brian Cranston outwit drug dealers, a top Nazi get targeted, an Toronto everyman flounder, wine collectors get scammed and Seth Rogen curdle your ears with some R-rated animation
Aug 12th, 2016
Tilda’s Bigger Splash, Ryan and Russell's Nice Guys comic turn and Vancouver’s animation of The Angry Birds
Also an Icelandic comedy, anarchy in a U.K. apartment building, ordeals of a math genius and three movies I haven’t seen
May 19th, 2016
The Hunger Games end right, Brooklyn is sweet, Seth Rogen’s Christmas movie is a hoot
There are also two fine BC documentaries and two sub-standard films from some very big stars.
Nov 19th, 2015
Seth Rogen, Scarlett Johansson and Tom Hardy get entangled in weird situations
Also, there are those fans of My Little Pony? Read about their obsession.
May 9th, 2014
Two sides of the American way: Man of Steel and Dirty Wars. Also, a Spanish Snow White and The East
Superman is back with a new suit and a new attitude
Jun 13th, 2013
This is 40, The Guilt Trip and Jack Reacher are just OK: A Late Quartet and Rust and Bone shine
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are worried about aging in This is 40.
Dec 21st, 2012
Films to see at VIFF on Days 6 & 7: Wednesday and Thursday
A shocking miscarriage of justice is exposed in Give Up Tomorrow, possibly the strongest film this year at VIFF.
Oct 4th, 2011
50/50, Restless, Breakaway and VIFF picks for Days 3 and 4
Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen find the lighter side of cancer in 50/50
Sep 30th, 2011