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
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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

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

Black Panther’s Afro-futurism, Early Man’s British humor and Oscar’s short-film hopefuls

Also a weekend of socially conscious documentaries ranging from the arms trade, the harm that high tech gadgets do to Vancouver’s housing crisis

New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good

And new and old films in a series for Black History Month

Reviews of In the Fade, timely, the new Maze Runner, loud, and Hollow in the Land, local

Also three documentaries about geek girls, musclemen and a pre-Beatles band in Liverpool

US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year

Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale

Reviews of Spielberg’s new one, Daniel-Day Lewis’ last and the new Paddington

Also menace on a commuter train, our sick oceans, a Spanish shriek about the world today and Canada’s best