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Portrait of a Lady on Fire, superb, The Assistant, too restrained, Sonic the Hedgehog, fun times
Also Downhill, a weak re-make of a Swedish triumph, and a look-ahead to a documentary festival
Feb 14th, 2020
How they followed the great Lego Movie; what they think Men Want and how Neeson is taken to revenge again
Also a creepy thriller about a child Prodigy and all the contenders for Oscars in the short categories
Feb 7th, 2019
Reviews: The Bookshop, classy, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, gay conversion slammed, and 1945, post-war ill will
Also: Support the Girls, in the serving staff, Papillon, in and out of an infamous prison, Breath, grow up and surf, The Happytime Murders, of puppets, and Little Italy, love and rival pizzas
Aug 24th, 2018
Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira
Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker
Sep 23rd, 2016
New Ghostbusters for our time, a harrowing tale from World War II and an inspirational Dark Horse
Also a bizarre tickling investigation and a serial killer story told through his victims
Jul 14th, 2016
The Big Short and Joy on American capitalism; Concussion on a sport hazard and Tarantino’s chatty new violence
Also a 90s favorite is remade: the new and different Point Break
Dec 23rd, 2015
Must-see films for children (Frozen) and mature folks (Nebraska and Philomena)
Disney, Dern and Dench lead the pack this week in three wonderful films.
Nov 29th, 2013
The Iron Lady, A Dangerous Method, Beauty and the Beast in 3D, Contraband
Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Should we celebrate?
Jan 13th, 2012
Best new movies to see in Vancouver this weekend
Starbuck is a Canadian film well worth celebrating. It played at VIFF and is now in general release.
Oct 14th, 2011
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
New movies include 127 Hours, The Next Three Days, and the Amnesty International Film Festival, but Harry Potter has the main spot this week. James Franco with a painful hiking accident and Russell...
Nov 19th, 2010