All-you-can-eat hors d'oeuvres @ Bard

In-jokes and out-takes abound in "Shakespeare in Love"
Feature image

Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full

Arts Club MOMS, ageing gracefully

Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary about an Aboriginal artist lead this week

And they’re joined by a musical look back, a fashion industry success story that didn’t last and the hipster zombie film that opened Cannes this year

Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed

Including new appreciations of Emily Dickinson and Pavarotti, the real story of auto builder John DeLorean, a British filmmaker inspired to draw on her own life and two oddball seniors falling in love

Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"

L’Home allumette, 2PAR4 & Théâtre la 16e mount stage/film hybrid psychodrama @ Performance Works

Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada, defying convention in Bollywood

Also Denys Arcand’s rant about the evils of money, a compassionate court dealing with sex trade workers and a series coming soon to showcase a celebrated woman filmmaker from France

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

Photos: Elle King shakes up Vancouver

Elle King shakes up Vancouver on her North American "Shake The Spirit Tour"

Broaching a Bake-off w/o a recipe

Pacific Theatre takes "The Cake" with thoughtful, funny Brunstetter script

Game-clinching triple-play

Program 3 brings Ballet BC season to a rousing conclusion

Violence and style from John Wick, bios of two history makers and two modern love stories

And there’s more: a true-life literary con, an immigrant’s ploy, an ode to Jamaican women and an authentic farming how-to

Byzantium: the other liturgy

Capella Romana wraps EMV season with sacred chorales, East and West