Film Reviews

FILM REVIEW: Portrait of a love that burns

Film Fest hit Portrait of a Lady on Fire is directed with a poet’s soul, a painter’s eye: Moyes

 

REVIEWS Pt. 2: Film fest heads into its final weekend in Victoria

Here’s your next batch of reviews from VFF 2020 from Monday’s intrepid film buff

 

REVIEWS: Victoria Film Fest offers much in the way of variety

Monday’s Kyle Wells presents his first take on a collection of films from VFF 2020

 

FILM REVIEW: ‘1917’ portrays war on the run

Ordinary soldiers take on a seemingly impossible mission in Best Picture Oscar front runner

Looking back: The best of 2019 on the big screen

Monday’s Kyle Wells shares his top 10 list for the year – and the best films of the decade

FILM REVIEW: Luck of the Irish for Cinecenta

The Irishman enjoys a brief run at UVic theatre, moves to Netflix from here

  • Nov 25, 2019

FILM REVIEW: Black and Blue honest portrayal of cop’s struggle to do the right thing

This is no art film, but you’ll see a great performance from Naomie Harris, writes Robert Moyes

  • Oct 28, 2019

FILM REVIEW: Downton Abbey series an endless banquet; film version is a sumptuous brunch

Royal visit with the Crawleys, Mr. Carson, Mrs. Patmore and others proves amusing: Robert Moyes

  • Oct 1, 2019

Film Review: Anxieties about race in polite society percolate in Luce

Robert Moyes offers his take on the new movie from director Julius Onah and writer J.C. Lee

  • Aug 26, 2019

MOVIE REVIEW: Docu-portrait of Cohen offers some surprises

Unlike recent biopics on rock stars, documentary offers behind-the-scenes realities

  • Jul 25, 2019

REVIEW: Anna doesn’t quite know what it wants to be

Monday film reviewer Robert Moyes not impressed with the latest Russian femme fatale flick

  • Jun 24, 2019

REVIEW: The Souvenir well crafted, but leaves viewer to do the work

Art and heartbreak combo makes for rollercoaster of emotions in coming-of-age film: Robert Moyes

  • May 24, 2019

FILM REVIEW: Wild creatures help tame prisoners

Robert Moyes offers up his take on The Mustang, screening at local theatres now

  • Apr 24, 2019

REVIEW: Devilish doppelgangers horrify family in Us

Robert Moyes riffs on the latest film from Oscar winning writer-director Jordan Peele

  • Mar 25, 2019

MOYES ON MOVIES: Fighting With my Family a sports film with heart

The Rock’s labour of love appeals on many levels, writes Monday film reviewer Robert Moyes

  • Feb 26, 2019

FILM FEST WRAP: Your winners, reviewer’s favourites make for differing lists

Kyle Wells takes a look back on the Victoria Film Festival’s 25th anniversary event

  • Feb 12, 2019

ON FILM: Nicole Kidman digs deep in her new starring role

Monday reviewer Robert Moyes talks about Destroyer, the latest film to ditch star beauty for story

  • Jan 30, 2019

PREVIEWS: Cinematic Gifts For 2019

Monday film buff Robert Moyes looks ahead to the coming year in big-screen movies

  • Jan 1, 2019

LOOKING BACK: 2018 bucked usual movie trend by being great all year

Aficianado Kyle Wells offers up his top 10 films of the year, and what made them stand out

  • Dec 27, 2018

KATHY KAY: Critical favourites often return to theatres after Oscar noms unveiled

Monday indie film columnist offers her top six all-around movies from 2018

  • Dec 23, 2018