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Your numerology cycles September 16–30
Angry history in Official Secrets, dubious flash in...
ꆛꐕ⚤❦☠ꉕ!?! @giselle: O, frabjous!
Stephen King’s evil clown is back, A Colony leads three...
VIFF announces the opener, closer and a very promising...
Your numerology cycles September 1–15
... from the Jaws of Victory
Brittany vs her image, Mexican kids vs the drug cartels and...
@giselle: through a phone, darkly
Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and...
Volkmar Richter reviews new movies opening in Vancouver on Fridays.
A whole mob of Avengers, a master horse handler and a look-ahead to DOXA and Harry Rankin
Also: Joan of Arc as you’ve never seen her before, unruly Caravaggio, creepy doings at a commune and an urgent call to save the earth
Apr 26th, 2018
Joaquin’s raging revenge, Amy’s fight against body shaming and a different boy-and-horse yarn
Also surveillance in a love story, a speculation on a Canadian indigenous mystery, Supertroopers making jokes about Canada and a mistep into the spy genre by Wim Wenders
Apr 20th, 2018
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.”
Apr 12th, 2018
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
Apr 5th, 2018
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)
Mar 29th, 2018
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
Mar 23rd, 2018
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
Mar 16th, 2018
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
Mar 9th, 2018
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
Mar 2nd, 2018
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
Feb 22nd, 2018