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Women Who Flirt a cloddish attempt at rom-com
Starring Zhou Xun. Rated PG. In Cantonese, with English subtitles. I really want to believe that Women Who Flirt is the subversive farce about gender expectations in modern China...
Dear White People brimming with good ideas
Starring Tessa Thompson and Tyler James Williams. Rating unavailable. No minority is a monolith. But it takes entertaining mélanges like Dear White People to illustrate just how...
Steve Carell goes very dark in Foxcatcher
Starring Channing Tatum and Steve Carell. Rated PG. When Mr. Burns decided to become one of the guys at the power plant, he started asking manly questions like “So, how about...
The darkly comic Force Majeure exposes modern masculinity
Starring Johannes Bah Kuhnke and Lisa Loven Kongsli. In Swedish and French, with English subtitles. Rated PG. Who knew one the strongest, funniest, and most disturbing films of...
The Homesman's Tommy Lee Jones says it’s no western
Tommy Lee Jones does not suffer fools gladly, or at all. At a junket for some movie whose title is now lost to the sands of time, he took down a Canadian critic—also long gone—...
The Homesman has the darkly comic feel of late-period westerns
Starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank. Rating unavailable. As most farmers and ranchers know, but don’t always admit, women do much of the heavy lifting—doubly so when the...
A wealth of historical artworks permeate Hermitage Revealed
A documentary by Margy Kinmonth. Rated G. No other museum in the world can boast a back story as rich and full of fatal drama as that of St. Petersburg’s Hermitage. I mean, the...
Jon Stewart directs pedestrian Rosewater
Directed by Jon Stewart. Starring Gael García Bernal. Rated PG. In 2009, just after the rigged elections in Iran triggered mass protests and a murderous government response,...
Edward Snowden explains all in Citizenfour
Featuring Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald. In English, Portuguese, and German, with English subtitles. Rated PG. The various government and corporate interests tracking where...
The Theory of Everything leaves questions
Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones. Rated G. Biopics are by nature reductive enterprises, even more so when the subject is still alive. Of course, there’s no way to...
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Lawyer condemns arrests of Burnaby Mountain protesters while appeals are before courts
Bill Cosby and Jian Ghomeshi stories generate plenty of party chatter and questions
CUPE BC launches legal action against Kirk LaPointe and the NPA
Lukes General Store puts down Gastown roots
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Vision Vancouver commissioners vote to leave aquarium breeding ban decision to the NPA
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