The Square

A sci-fi mystery in Annihilation, silly laughs on Game Night and two more Oscar nominees

Also Every Day, a young adult tale that promotes inclusiveness for the high school crowd

US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year

Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale

Penelope Cruz sends up movie people and a bit of politics in The Queen of Spain, one of my VIFF picks

Also: Arty types get their due in The Square and Western finds today’s European colonialism