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Bad Boys shoot again; Adam Sandler gets loud in Uncut Gems and Clemency ruminates on capital punishment
And for the kids: A superior Japanese anime in Weathering With You, Robert Downey Jr. talking to the animals in Dolittle and your chance to sing along with Frozen II.
Jan 16th, 2020
3 more films for the holiday season: Little Women, Song of Names and Spies in Disguise
Plus notes on a couple of new arrivals I have not been able to preview
Dec 26th, 2019
Will Smith and Eddie Murphy come back strong, Meryl Streep follows the money and one final VIFF pick
And there’s more: a scathing portrait of Trump’s role model and Xavier Dolan’s latest look at “friendship”
Oct 11th, 2019
Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what they missed and Shakespeare retires sad
Also: a refreshing love story from India and Christo has you Walking on Water
May 23rd, 2019
Suicide Squad for comic book fans and four other movies for more thoughtful viewers
In those four others you get young love, a remarkable story about autism, women in India pondering their rights and Werner Herzog pondering the internet
Aug 4th, 2016
The Big Short and Joy on American capitalism; Concussion on a sport hazard and Tarantino’s chatty new violence
Also a 90s favorite is remade: the new and different Point Break
Dec 23rd, 2015
New movies in Vancouver
It’s a Canada weekend. That’s represented in three new films getting the usual short play in theaters and, on Sunday, the Canadian Screen Awards on TV. They celebrate excellence though not...
Feb 27th, 2015
After Earth, Now You See Me, a new documentary with Roméo Dallaire and four other films reviewed
Will Smith and his son Jaden make a nerve-racking visit to our planet in the space adventure After Earth
May 28th, 2013
Men in Black 3, Hysteria, Chernobyl Diaries, Barrymore: reviews and previews
Through the magic of time travel, Will Smith can work with both the old and a young version of his gruff partner in Men in Black 3.
May 23rd, 2012