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Two comedies about women at work and a stunning documentary...
Nest ½ Empty, House ½ Full
Renowned Tibetan monk Mingyur Rinpoche to speak in Vancouver
Two giant sequels and several worthy smaller films reviewed
Doing it like Elton John, looking for justice in Canada,...
Your numerology cycles June 1–15
Mission Control: "Ce qu'on attend de moi"
Aladdin drops in again, the Booksmart girls wonder what...
Photos: Elle King shakes up Vancouver
Broaching a Bake-off w/o a recipe
Lincoln earns 12 Oscar nominations. Canada’s Rebelle still in the running too.
Lincoln leads the Oscar race, Life of Pi is second. But there are more than a few surprises among the nominations.
Jan 10th, 2013
Hot environmental fight in Promised Land, 60s nostalgia in Not Fade Away and special films from Quebec and Argentina
In Promised Land, Matt Damon, as a shill for the energy industry, bumps up against small-town resistance sparked by Hal Holbrook.
Jan 4th, 2013
The Master, Argo and Lincoln are in my top 10 movies of the year
Philip Seymour Hoffman is The Master and Joaquin Phoenix his newest disciple in my choice for best film of the year. There's also a definite worst movie of 2012.
Dec 28th, 2012
Django Unchained and Les Misérables: two big movies opening on Christmas Day
Two more films for the holidays: Les Misérables and Django Unchained.
Dec 24th, 2012
This is 40, The Guilt Trip and Jack Reacher are just OK: A Late Quartet and Rust and Bone shine
Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are worried about aging in This is 40.
Dec 21st, 2012
The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli
Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.
Dec 14th, 2012
High praise for the 5-decade film diary 56 UP, women of India in The World Before Her and Japan’s Studio Ghibli animations
Fifty years ago they were children; today they’re facing middle age. The celebrated Up Series has followed more than a dozen ordinary English folks all that time and offers the latest update.
Dec 7th, 2012
Big praise for Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Red Dawn, not so much.
Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook get my highest recommendation this week.
Nov 23rd, 2012
Canada at the American Film Market 2012
From the invention of the game of basketball in 1891 by James Naismith of Toronto to the first SCTV broadcast in Toronto in 1976, Canadians have been out and about, entertaining the world. Canadian...
Nov 20th, 2012
Wreck-It-Ralph, Flight, The Sessions, Midnight’s Children and The Invisible War: reviews
John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are the main voices in the very entertaining animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph
Nov 2nd, 2012