Film Reviews

MOYES ON MOVIES: Widows more thoughtful filmmaking from director Steve McQueen

MOYES ON MOVIES: Widows more thoughtful filmmaking from director Steve McQueen

Viola Davis gives masterful performance, one of several you might see this holiday season

  • Dec 16, 2018
MOYES ON MOVIES: Widows more thoughtful filmmaking from director Steve McQueen
Robert Redford stars in The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker and the Over the Hill Gang. The film is widely expected to be the longtime screen icon’s last in front of the camera. Fox Searchlight Pictures

ON FILM: Redford going out in style with Over the Hill bank heist film

Monday reviewer Robert Moyes takes us through the latest big screen offerings

  • Oct 26, 2018
Robert Redford stars in The Old Man and the Gun, based on the true story of bank robber Forrest Tucker and the Over the Hill Gang. The film is widely expected to be the longtime screen icon’s last in front of the camera. Fox Searchlight Pictures
An incredible performance from child actor Zain Al Rafeea (right) helps make Capernaum a masterful portrayal of the realities of poverty and the struggles of refugees.

VIFF wrap-up: Finely crafted films part of festival finale

Monday reviewer Kyle Wells puts a cap on his 2018 Vancouver International Film Festival experience

  • Oct 15, 2018
An incredible performance from child actor Zain Al Rafeea (right) helps make Capernaum a masterful portrayal of the realities of poverty and the struggles of refugees.
Dialogue is not a key element of the German film Still Styx, but it offers a very humanist look at the various refugee crises facing the world today.

FILM REVIEWS: Race relations, refugees and racy romances featured at VIFF

Monday reviewer Kyle Wells presents round 2 from the Vancouver International Film Fest

  • Oct 12, 2018
Dialogue is not a key element of the German film Still Styx, but it offers a very humanist look at the various refugee crises facing the world today.
FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class

Fahrenheit 11/9 examines the discontent in U.S. seized upon by Trump, writes Robert Moyes

  • Sep 25, 2018
FILM REVIEW: Michael Moore apolitical in targeting those who failed the working class
ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets

ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets

Robert Moyes had great fun with Three Identical Strangers, closing Aug. 4 at UVic’s Cinecenta

  • Aug 3, 2018
ON FILM: The Trouble With Triplets
Director Gaylene Preston, left, and former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark at the movie premiere for the documentary My Year With Helen. Photo contributed

VIC THEATRE: Interesting characters feature in June screenings

Kathy Kay’s picks for the month offer dramatically different approaches to filmmaking

  • Jun 15, 2018
Director Gaylene Preston, left, and former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark at the movie premiere for the documentary My Year With Helen. Photo contributed
MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny

MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny

Star-studded cast squeeze every ounce of fun from an otherwise average screenplay

  • May 28, 2018
MOYES ON FILM: Book Club is Fifty Shades of Funny
Joaquin Phoenix gives a haunting and violent portrayal of a traumatized war vet who hires himself out as a rescuer of runaway and kidnapped girls. Amazon Studios

FILM REVIEW: Violent vigilanteism helps cast disquieting spell

Robert Moyes offers his take on Joaquin Phoenix and You Were Never Here

  • Apr 24, 2018
Joaquin Phoenix gives a haunting and violent portrayal of a traumatized war vet who hires himself out as a rescuer of runaway and kidnapped girls. Amazon Studios