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Your numerology cycles April 16–30
Disney wildlife times two, a blast at American politics and...
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...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
RBG’s early triumphs; a gem of a Canadian movie and old and new films from Italy
And one lone horror movie on the side
Jan 3rd, 2019
Christian Bale becomes Cheney, a James Baldwin novel gets to the screen and World War I is re-visioned
Also: Holmes and Watson take a pass, it seems
Dec 24th, 2018
Aquaman, just big that's all, Mary Poppins, charming again, and 3 more about or for kids
But there’s more: Jennifer Lopez lively as a career woman, Julia Roberts caring for an addict son, Steve Carell, fighting Nazis as therapy and three women in and out of Queen Anne’s bed
Dec 21st, 2018
Roma, one of the year’s best, animated Spider-Man, also a best, Mary Queen of Scots, not an equal
Also a rare Peter Jackson-produced dud, a toned-down Deadpool re-release, a self-destructive country singer and a Clint Eastwood film under-promoted around here
Dec 13th, 2018
Tea and laughs with four Dames, honoring Vancouver sports history and one seriously creepy Scandinavian film
Also thinking about what exactly is Democracy, a Canadian attempt at an African-American comedy, a new film fest and a classic re-release
Dec 7th, 2018
Three true stories: about Vincent van Gogh, a Sikh-Canadian boxer and a prosecutor at Nuremberg
Also a caution about too much star-gazing, a master filmmaker’s latest from Turkey and three more from the European Film Festival
Nov 30th, 2018
Green Book, the film of the year so far, plus new visits by Robin Hood and Ralph
Also, another Rocky-driven bout, patriarchy and medicine in old Vienna and the start of a brand new film festival
Nov 23rd, 2018
More hacking exploits by Lisbeth Salander, gay aversion slammed in Boy Erased and a hypnotic mystery from Korea
Also a teen girl tries to escape her problems through improv theatre
Nov 8th, 2018
Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of modern politics and the perils of war reporting
Also an ingenious take on the migrant crisis, and a second appreciation this year of Ingmar Bergman that adds to what we already know from the first
Nov 8th, 2018
Melissa’s forgeries, Rami’s dead-on Freddie Mercury and a cult classic re-imagined
Also: a bit of opera (real with Maria Callas and fictional in Bel Canto) and an ode to BC’s chief geographical feature in This Mountain Life
Nov 1st, 2018