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Your numerology cycles April 1–15
More streaming ideas take you to Brazil, low-life China and...
Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
Your numerology cycles March 16–31
Three women lead off a long line-up of new movies in town
Pixar’s new one, Onward, new laughs from Greed and a new...
Your numerology cycles March 1–15
Ordinary Love, superb, three superior Canadian films and...
The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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
1917: a must-see, Just Mercy, a should-see, and Underwater, a don’t-bother
But do check out three others making a welcome return from last fall’s film festival
Jan 9th, 2020
So many contenders for 2019's 10-best list, plus a festival of new and classic Italian films
There are no new reviews this week. That’s because except for one small horror movie (see below) no new films opened. There’s a sizable bunch coming next week but right now, especially as the awards...
Jan 2nd, 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
Three very good films arrive at the same time: Bombshell, A Hidden Life and Star Wars #9
Also now playing or about to start: Cats, the giant musical, 63 Up, the latest visit with old friends, and Compulsive Liar, a big hit comedy from Quebec
Dec 19th, 2019
Wise talk by The Two Popes; a media circus for Richard Jewell and big action in Jumanji
Also: That Higher Level as a free gift from the National Film Board and a clumsy seasonal theme in The Kindness of Strangers
Dec 13th, 2019
Greek tragedy goes modern with Antigone, black family life in Waves and a film artist’s self portrait
Also: Isabelle Huppert hosts a crowd as Frankie, notes on some highlights at Whistler, including a time travel enigma and a seemingly under-achieving children’s film
Dec 6th, 2019
A scary Marriage Story, a classy Knives Out murder mystery and fighting DuPont in Dark Waters
Also black lives matter for Queen & Slim, the Winnipeg General Strike recalled in Stand! and an actor’s true story in Honey Boy
Nov 29th, 2019
Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers; Elsa and friends in Frozen II and cops and robbers mayhem inside 21 Bridges
Also a nostalgia binge thanks to a Recorder and a few gems from the European Film Festival
Nov 22nd, 2019
Blasts from the past: Hoffa hires The Irishman, new-style Charlie’s Angels and car racing in Ford v Ferrari
Also films from South Asia: one history and an entire festival
Nov 15th, 2019