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The Call of the Wild re-made again, a festival of strong...
Your numerology cycles February 15–29
Fantasmes à bout de souffle
Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too...
Marcus King Band brings Southern Blues North of the border...
Wrinkles in the mind
Notes from (deeeep) Underground
Unruly Harley Quinn, morality by The Traitor and Elijah...
Pillars of salt that sing and dance
Your numerology cycles February 1–14
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
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
Jun 13th, 2019
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
Jun 6th, 2019
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
May 31st, 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
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
May 16th, 2019
A new look for Ryan Reynolds, a new impression of Rudolph Nureyev and four of DOXA’s best
Also: con artistry from the female side, old women who think they’re cheerleaders and two other new films
May 9th, 2019
New but not that great from Seth Rogen, an underused Judi Dench in Red Joan and more hot picks at DOXA
Also children get a cheerful life lesson in Ugly Dolls and elsewhere, hoax or not, Satan is rising again
May 2nd, 2019
The Avengers who survived, two films about women young and old and a look ahead to DOXA
Avengers Endgame is poised to be quite possibly the biggest film of the year. So massive has been the anticipation and the pre-opening ticket sales. How is it? I caught it last night, so read on....
Apr 26th, 2019
Notable films for Easter, Canada and Earth Day
And more, including a shocking space trip, a teen talent hunt, an appreciation of The Little Prince and a Latin American tale long used to keep children in line
Apr 18th, 2019
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and then rampant juvenilia with Hellboy
And more: the real Mary Magdalene story; the origin of Stockholm syndrome and a growing young again fantasy called Little. (Plus, three also rans).
Apr 11th, 2019