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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.
Super-realistic The Lion King, real acting from Awkwafina and Eisenberg’s Self-Defense target
Also why our housing crisis is not unique, why English democracy protesters were attacked 200 years ago and moral decline in Argentina just before a coup
Jul 19th, 2019
Candid scenes with Leonard Cohen and his muse, housing problems much like ours in Frisco and what we learned about life from the starfish
Also: loud comedy from an Uber car, grim living in an English family and Jews eluding the Nazis in wartime Berlin
Jul 11th, 2019
More action from Spider-Man, a pagan cult in Midsommar and Wild Rose hurting to sing country
Also: Because We Are Girls, a stunning real story from here in BC, and Too Late To Die Young, a Chilean film that hides its politics
Jul 4th, 2019
Beatles tunes and fantasy in Yesterday, a mesmerizing woman quest in China and Buddy, a treat for dog lovers
Also the return of a candid biography of Gordon Lightfoot
Jun 27th, 2019
Conflicting toy movies and two films to mark National Indigenous Peoples Day
Also: Anna, the assassin with a slight feminist bent and a Fakir’s international wanderings
Jun 21st, 2019
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