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

MONDAY MOVIES: RoboFlop

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