Kurt Russell

Flashy adventure with the Guardians, corrosive poverty for Daniel Blake, Vancouver’s housing crisis on screen

Also America’s original celebrity chef and a crime that shakes two families

BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks

Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations

Our best director goes Hollywood; two Chinese stars in a comic romp, J.D. Salinger’s story re-told and art thieves at work

Denis Villeneuve makes his first Hollywood film with Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano