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Angry history in Official Secrets, dubious flash in Hustlers and a muddle in The Goldfinch
Stephen King’s evil clown is back, A Colony leads three good Quebec films and young players learn their music and tour
VIFF announces the opener, closer and a very promising schedule for this year’s festival
Brittany vs her image, Mexican kids vs the drug cartels and the history of Fiddler on the Roof
Reviews of an unexpected charmer, a really red wedding and a local boy who shines in a mediocre movie
Aug 23rd, 2019
Also: documentaries about Toni Morrison and the power of water and an action thriller with Gerard Butler
Local kid gets potty mouth in Good Boys, British teen is musically Blinded by the Light and a stunning history is uncovered
And in other films: Octavia Spencer accuses, Cate Blanchett breaks down, Julianne Moore manipulates, Leslie Jones faces the Angry Birds and four teen girls attract sharks
Aug 16th, 2019
Women mobsters in The Kitchen, country ways in Honeyland and TV journalism as Mike Wallace did it
Also: stardom as David Crosby endured it, a dystopian tale and a wise dog yarn, both filmed in Vancouver, and two more that I haven’t seen
Aug 8th, 2019
Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation
And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director
Aug 2nd, 2019
Tarantino’s Hollywood vision, one President who was stopped and women who demand to sail
Also: how propaganda really works, an old man’s dreams of space travel and this year’s film noir opener
Jul 25th, 2019
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
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 20th, 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