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Three true stories: about Vincent van Gogh, a Sikh-Canadian boxer and a prosecutor at Nuremberg
Also a caution about too much star-gazing, a master filmmaker’s latest from Turkey and three more from the European Film Festival
Nov 30th, 2018
Green Book, the film of the year so far, plus new visits by Robin Hood and Ralph
Also, another Rocky-driven bout, patriarchy and medicine in old Vienna and the start of a brand new film festival
Nov 23rd, 2018
A Hollywood black mark in Trumbo, a new Rocky in Creed and an infamous psych experiment at Stanford
Also new European films, a slacker’s turnaround and dinosaurs for the kids
Nov 27th, 2015
AND THEY'RE OFF: Federal leaders' debate trumps sports at some city bars
Green party leader Elizabeth May is expected to stick it to Harper over the $150 billion he added to the federal debt.
Aug 6th, 2015
New angst from Woody Allen, boxing by Jake Gyllenhaal and killer stories in 'The Look of Silence'
... And much more, including a film all in sign language, a Scottish musical, a Chinese re-made rom-com, and the attack of killer arcade games from outer space.
Jul 24th, 2015
New holiday movies include The Wolf of Wall Street, Mandela and Inside Llewyn Davis
Leonardo DiCaprio leads the pack this week as a shady stockbroker living the high life.
Dec 23rd, 2013
The Hobbit part 2 should be better than this. Two strong documentaries and some seasonal series offer alternatives
Middle Earth comes alive again but there’s excess in the second Hobbit film
Dec 12th, 2013
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 Ides of March with George Clooney and Real Steel with Hugh Jackman
Ryan Gosling is part of the George Clooney campaign in the fictional but realistic new film, The Ides of March
Oct 6th, 2011
Tron Legacy, The Fighter, Made in Dagenham, Yogi Bear, and three other holiday films
Tron Legacy, one of the most expensive movies ever, was filmed here in Vancouver. Is it worth the money? (read more)
Dec 17th, 2010