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Gender war and wit in France, battling drug gangs in Mexico and sharp new images from under the sea
A few film notes to start … The VanCity Theatre is about to kick off its annual series of films for Black History month. It seems less necessary these days with Green Book, Beale Street, Black...
Feb 1st, 2019
Two big Hollywood sequels and a batch of worthy indies
Reviews of 'Terminator Genisys', 'Magic Mike XXL', 'Infinitely Polar Bear', 'The Overnight', 'The Wolfpack' and 'Martin’s Pink Pickle.'
Jul 2nd, 2015
Reviews of The Fifth Estate, Muscle Shoals, Escape Plan, Wadjda and more
Benedict Cumberbatch intrigues in The Fifth Estate as the founder of WikiLeaks
Oct 17th, 2013
Amour is cinema art, Quartet, The Last Stand and Camera Shy entertain
Emmanuelle Riva and Jean-Louis Trintignant, two veterans of classic French films, re-appear in the intensely emotional Amour.
Jan 18th, 2013
Expendables 2 is a blast, ParaNorman is beautifully animated, Whitney Houston sings her last and Sugar Man is a real find
Sometime Vancouver resident Jean-Claude Van Damme joins Arnie, Sly, Chuck and others in The Expendables 2.
Aug 16th, 2012
Is Stephen Harper an Arnold Schwarzenegger wannabe?
Is Stephen Harper an Arnold Schwarzenegger wannabe? The two men look nothing alike – one has a harsh German accent, and the other is gray. But as politicians and actors, their roles take them on...
Jul 13th, 2011
He told you he'd be baaaaahck
Arnold Schwarzenegger breaks post-love-child vow to put acting career on hold. Yes, he's ahck-ting again.
Jul 12th, 2011
His Opposition Follows Gordon Campbell in Copenhagen, Demanding He Raise Canada's Profile on Climate Change
In Copenhagen, Gordon Brown seeks distance from Ottawa, Opposition Rob Fleming states Campbell isn't saying enough.
Anna Ling Kaye
Dec 16th, 2009