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Another big one for The Rock, Jon Hamm’s dip into Middle Eastern strife and drama in and after residential schools

Also a calming visit to a Buddhist retreat, a legendary tennis match and seniors proclaiming “It’s never too late.”

Emily Blunt in a scary Quiet Place; Jason Clarke as hapless Ted Kennedy and soldiers turning bitter in World War I

Also bizarre encounters with an eccentric artist and reviving a girl’s volleyball team after tragedy

A dog lover’s cinematic delight, Spielberg’s dip back into the 1980s and another expose of a financial racket

Also the emotional life story of a BC slam poet, and three new films from France (one about the country our peacekeepers are going to)

Three very good films reviewed: The Death of Stalin, Foxtrot and Unsane

And good or bad, these others: Sherlock Gnomes, Pacific Rim Uprising, Young Karl Marx, Paradox, Madame. Plus two merely mentioned

Lara Croft tries the movies again, Russia takes a cinematic slap, Donald and Helen go RVing

Also a groundbreaking film for gay teens, a poignant East-West crossover, power in modern Europe and a legendary Israeli response to highjacking

Oprah graces A Wrinkle in Time, our city stars in Meditation Park and a sharp new director helms Thoroughbreds

Also Trump won’t like the Mexican criminals in Gringo; people will cower when The Strangers Prey at Night and few know anything about The Hurricane Heist

Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival

And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn

A sci-fi mystery in Annihilation, silly laughs on Game Night and two more Oscar nominees

Also Every Day, a young adult tale that promotes inclusiveness for the high school crowd

Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls

Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis

Directly Affected: a new film with everything you need to know about B.C.’s pipeline battle

Justin Trudeau faced hecklers in Nanaimo. Rachel Notley and John Horgan are flinging indignant words, threats even, back and forth between Edmonton and Victoria.  A national columnist demands...
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