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Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and...
Handel, Strozzi & Purcell's Italian muses
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is...
Your numerology cycles August 16–31
Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland...
EMV's "original instrument" vocals
Your numerology cycles August 1–15
Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a...
Binge on baroque and beyond
Panto pantsed for Adults Only
Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day
Also: Anna, the assassin with a slight feminist bent and a Fakir’s international wanderings
Jun 21st, 2019
Reviews of Spielberg’s new one, Daniel-Day Lewis’ last and the new Paddington
Also menace on a commuter train, our sick oceans, a Spanish shriek about the world today and Canada’s best
Jan 11th, 2018
Films about art and artists with Emily Dickenson, Cézanne and some sparkling Shakespeare
Also Poland’s most important painter versus the Communists and Richard Gere as a political hustler
Apr 28th, 2017
Tom Hanks on the run in Inferno and BC progress and tradition in Koneline
Also Demon updating a Jewish myth and Miss Hokusai explaining a Japanese icon
Oct 27th, 2016
Tom Hanks as a hero pilot, Robinson Crusoe mangled in animation and Hieronimus Bosch’s fantastic art up close
Also a scholarly-scandalous hybrid at The Academy of the Muses
Sep 8th, 2016
The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like
It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...
Apr 22nd, 2016
The real Steve Jobs, a spy swap by Tom Hanks and our local south Asian gangsters by Deepa Mehta
Also a sex comedy, a lesbian fight for rights, a movie surrealist, a film pioneer and a five-continent study of issues around breastfeeding
Oct 15th, 2015
Three entertaining films: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks and Anchorman 2
Christian Bale, Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell are the big draws in the week’s new movies
Dec 20th, 2013
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
Reviews of Cloud Atlas, The Imposter, In Their Skin, and The Color Wheel
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and others play multiple characters in Cloud Atlas.
Oct 26th, 2012