Robert Moyes

M FILM – Bridge to the Oscars

Bridge of Spies is a Cold War spy thriller elegantly directed by Steven Spielberg

M FILM – Here’s Johnny!

There is Oscar buzz because of Johnny Depp's astonishing portrayal of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in Black Mass

M FILM – An Irish history lesson

Infinitely Polar Bear refreshing portrayal of mental illness

M FILM – Eaten alive by fame

Amy does a great job of showing the emergence of Amy Winehouse’s extraordinary talent

M FILM – Pixar plays mind games

Some critics have suggested that Inside is like a pint-size version of the sci-fi mind-bender Inception

M FILM – A trip to Tomorrowland

Visually inspired by the various futuristic Disneyland park rides of the same name, glossy Tomorrowland is decidedly Spielbergian

M FILM – A heart in focus

Visually rich and emotionally powerful, the award winning Salt of the Earth.

M FILM – Terror in Belfast

’71 is a gritty and adrenaline-soaked drama about a young British soldier, just out of boot camp in 1971

M FILM – Racial satire right on target

The sharply written Dear White People is a Sundance award winner

The year’s best movies

Monday film critic Robert Moyes asks: have you seen this year's best films?

M FILM – Building to a crescendo

Whiplash benefits from powerful performances: Simmons is a totally convincing bully, while Teller is touchingly vulnerable

M FILM – Life in a War Zone

A Thousand Times Good Night opens with a harrowing sequence as a group of women attend a burial in the desert outside of Kabul.

M FILMS: Burning Man… and a Brain on Fire

Monday film critic Robert Moyes previews Taking My Parents to Burning Man and Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

M FILMS: Blast from the past

Film critic Robert Moyes is excited about the re-release of Stop Making Sense, Jonathan Demme's The Talking Heads concert film

M FILM: A dazzle of dragons

Reviewer Robert Moyes is pulled into the inventive animation of How to Train Your Dragon 2

Monday Movies: Rio’s boisterous charms

Tropical musical Rio 2 offers eco-theme with style; Spider-Man 2 and Alan Arkin/Jon Hamm dramedy Million Dollar Arm soon to come

MONDAY MOVIES: Double trouble

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Adam, a morose history professor who is watching a DVD one night and spots an actor who could be his twin.

Monday Movies: Listings for the week of Feb. 28 – March 6

Pompeii and 3 Days to Kill open; Movie Monday screens Here One Day, a doc that delves into the depths of bipolar disorder


The remake, helmed by Brazilian action stylist Jose Padilha (Elite Squad), takes advantage of the advances in special effects

Film listings Feb. 14 – 20

Robocop, Winter's Tale and Endless Love open; Victoria Film Festival continues