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Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too restrained, Sonic the Hedgehog, fun times
Also Downhill, a weak re-make of a Swedish triumph, and a look-ahead to a documentary festival
Feb 14th, 2020
Deadpool high up Vancouver's viaduct, Zoolander back again and a Canadian kid classic remade
And note the extreme sports, some of them brand new, and the environmental issues on view at the Mountain Film Festival
Feb 12th, 2016
No to Will Ferrell in Get Hard; yes to Queen & Country, It Follows and White God
Will Ferrell has made some good ones, like Anchorman and Talladega Nights. Get Hard is not an equal. Better to check out John Boorman’s new one, a Hungarian animal rebellion or a creepy teen...
Mar 26th, 2015
The Monuments Men, The Lego Movie and celebrations of animated films, special effects, the outdoors and Jean-Luc Godard
Is The Lego Movie really better than George Clooney’s new one? Strange but true.
Feb 7th, 2014
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
SXSW documentary and feature films: Marley, We are Legion and more
There are 132 feature films playing in the film portion of SXSW, 74 of which are world premieres, 17 North American premieres, and 11 U.S. premieres. That’s 12 hours of film viewing for the next 9...
Mar 10th, 2012
Megamind, Due Date, Fair Game, Tamara Drewe, The Tempest, The Father of My Children, A Film Unfinished and Three Film Festivals
Once again it’s an animated film that’s the flashiest newcomer. How good is it ? (Read on)
Nov 5th, 2010
Get Low, The Other Guys, Step Up 3D and a VIFF sneak peak
Robert Duvall shows again that he is one of the movies' best actors. In Get Low he stars in a modern folk tale about a man who wants to attend his own funeral. (read more)
Aug 6th, 2010