A pop star as a diva, a French hit transferred to New York and making sense of Vancouver’s most recognized art scene

Also meet a trail-blazing Canadian woman scientist and two films that were too timid to face critics here
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Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming again, and 3 more about or for kids

But there’s more: Jennifer Lopez lively as a career woman, Julia Roberts caring for an addict son, Steve Carell, fighting Nazis as therapy and three women in and out of Queen Anne’s bed

Bach Collegium goes for baroque

Soprano Joanne Lunn meets famed Tokyo/Kobe early music group on Chan stage

Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal

Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here

Pantii raiders @ Cultch, York

East Van's "Wizard of Oz" & Burkett's "Little Dickens" spice up kiddie classics

Always Christmas, never winter

Pacific Theater downsizes Narnia onto black box stage

Friends, with strings attached

Takács quartet: Haydn, Brahms and Shostakovich at Playhouse

Tea and laughs with four Dames, honoring Vancouver sports history and one seriously creepy Scandinavian film

Also thinking about what exactly is Democracy, a Canadian attempt at an African-American comedy, a new film fest and a classic re-release

Love's old, sweet (?) song

Gravel/Lombardo duo's dance collage; once more, with feeling

Of piety and dubiety

Seven Tyrants mounts morality play atop Penthouse strip club

Hir's lookin' at you, kid

Pi brings Taylor Mac tragifarce to Annex for Canada premiere