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Crazy Rich Asians, family pressure, Alpha, life pre-history, Wall, the Middle-East divide
Also: sky watching and wondering in Cielo; sympathy for Nico and violence and Mark Wahlberg at Mile 22
Aug 17th, 2018
Anthony Hopkins playing with Transformers, Harmonium’s potent Japanese drama and something not to do on vacation
Also the only bank indicted for 2008’s financial crisis, a “nice Jewish girl” finally getting recognition for her photography and Keanu Reeves in a dystopian novelty
Jun 22nd, 2017
Warfare’s scary future, Mark Wahlberg’s terrorist hunt and Ben Affleck’s gangster flick
Also a Canadian woman’s porn-to-Bollywood odyssey and some ludicrous fun in a BC-filmed kids’ movie
Jan 13th, 2017
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
Sep 30th, 2016
A foul mouthed teddy bear, Swedish humour, a Kiwi western and an Indian 'Godfather'
Reviews of 'Ted 2', 'A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence', 'Slow West' and 'Gangs of Wasseypur'
Jun 25th, 2015
For Christmas time: Meryl Streep as a witch, three films about painters, plus war and gambling
Also in the spirit of the season, the “Best of the Year” make a brief return
Dec 23rd, 2014
The Transformers overwhelms with excess, while On the Line takes on Northern Gateway
Mark Wahlberg thinks the new Transformers film will be the biggest of the year.
Jun 26th, 2014
Her, August Osage County and Lone Survivor: reviews
Joaquin, Meryl and Mark face stress, each in their own way, in the week’s new films.
Jan 9th, 2014
Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine is one of his best, while Blackfish and The Attack are thought-provoking
Cate Blanchett delivers an Oscar-worthy performance in Blue Jasmine
Aug 1st, 2013
Robert Redford’s Vancouver movie, Michael Bay’s Miami comedy and Terrence Malick on the wonder of love
Susan Sarandon and Robert Redford star in The Company You Keep about youthful political action that comes back to haunt
Apr 26th, 2013