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A Star is Born, a triumph, The Sisters Brothers, Canadian-American, and new VIFF picks like The Happy Prince
Also Marvel’s newest and VIFF’s looking back at the disco and jazz eras, thinking about democracy and watching youth in two countries get into trouble
Oct 5th, 2018
Before Harry Potter, before the Supreme Court and a better teen comedy filmed in Surrey
Also an unusual musical, a recycled orchestra, a real estate rebel and the Canadian filmmakers who fooled NASA
Nov 18th, 2016
Survival and revenge in The Revenant, Italian films old and new and Canada’s 10 Best
Also a horror thriller that loses its way in The Forest
Jan 7th, 2016
Films with a pre-Rebel James Dean, Tom Hardy as twin gangsters and a future queen at play
Also corruption in Russia, resisting oppression in Iran and new movies from Europe and Vancouver
Dec 4th, 2015
Reviews: Mad Max, a blast, Pitch Perfect 2, good fun, and Going Clear, scary
Also five other new films, about Kurt Cobain, sugar, drone warfare, Arab Israelis and post-Holocaust trauma
May 15th, 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
Movie reviews: Lawless, Compliance, Possession, and more
Prohibition and small town southern U.S. are nicely re-created in Lawless.
Aug 31st, 2012
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: DVD/BLU RAY review
Gary Oldman stars in a new and compelling adaptation of John Le Carre’s classic cold war thriller.
Mar 16th, 2012
Contagion, Warrior, Gainsbourg, The Interrupters vs. gang violence and a restored masterpiece
In Contagion, Kate Winslet tries to get a viral epidemic taken seriously before it spreads worldwide.
Sep 9th, 2011