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1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) All beautiful surfaces, no discernible depth
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Our future contained less odyssey, more oddity
2010 (1984) Second Odyssey more down to earth
84 Charing Cross Road (1987) Soft-focus nostalgia for lost amenities
90 days, 100 postings [01/08/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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A Beginning . . . [10/03/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Abyss, The (1989) Cameron's first voyage to the bottom of the sea
Accused, The (1988) Message delivered with stunning force
Action: The October Crisis of 1970 (1974; doc) Posing questions, wrestling with answers
Addams Family Values (1993) Sappy sequel soaked in nostalgia
Addams Family, The (1991) Addams Family adaptation underfunny
Adjuster, The (1991) Psycho-drama targets social concerns
Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother, The (1975) Monarch's loyallest subjects serve her memory
Adventures of Barry McKenzie, The (1972) Making light of Antipodean aspiration
Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, The (1984) Going to Planet Ten, Real soon
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. in Vancouver [12/09/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1993; doc) A truth more appalling than fiction
Airplane (1980) You ever been in a cockpit before?
Al Jazeera America obit [01/17/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Aladdin (1992) Igniting flames of cartoon inspiration
Alice in Wonderland (1976) Wonderland visit left its mark on DeBell
Alice Munro, Nobel Prize winner [10/16/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Alien (1979) Major nightmare machinery set in motion
Alien Thunder (Le tonnerre rouge; aka Dan Candy's Law; 1974) Redneck redcoat's tale turns tragic
Aliens (1986) True heroic spirit evident in Ripley's return
All That Jazz (1979) Life affirmed in a great mortality tale
All the President's Men (1976) All the President's Men is the five-star final
Amadeus (1984) Amadeus celebrates divine spark in us all
Amateur, The (1981) Taking the Company's business private
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Anthology short on really big laughs
American Boyfriends (1989) Teens enjoy autumn's leavetaking
American Graffiti (1973) . . . Because the Wolfman is everywhere . . .
American Pop (1981) Soundtracking immigrant experience
American Tail, An (1986) And the streets are paved with cheese
Ancient Chinese curse [01/06/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
And God Created Woman (1988) Missing the potential in its plot
Animal House (1978) Canadian colours in humour's new hue
Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) Bujold survives noise and unsubtlety
Another Smith for Paradise (1972) Smitty does well by doing good
Another Stakeout (1993) Second helping just a little different
Apocalypse Now (1979) Exposing the horror, confronting the truth
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The (1974) Flatmates' pact results in fine film
April 1, 1977: Star Trek Leaked memo reveals studio's options
April 1, 1990. Casting Call Someday these remakes will come
April 2014 items [04/07/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Art of Heavy Metal, The (1981 book) Author reveals Heavy Metal secrets
Arthur 2: On the Rocks (1988) Second round is worse than the first
Assassination of Trotsky, The (1972) Worlds away from the Winter Palace
Atlantic City (1980) Never too late to make good
Atomic Cafe, The (1982; doc) Life's a blast in the era of the atom
Avanti! (1972) Billy Wilder's master course in comedy
Avengers, The (2012) A Major impression in A minor role
Away From Her (2008) [01/16/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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B.C. election 2017 [05/10/17] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
B.C. Feature Films 1 Reeling Back to the Silent era
B.C. Feature Films 2 Victoria's 'quota quickies' (1932-38)
B.C. Feature Films 3 Outside Vancouver (1937-75)
B.C. Feature Films 4 Vancouver: Beginnings (1932-69)
B.C. Feature Films 5 Vancouver features (1970-71)
B.C. Feature Films 6 Vancouver feature films (1972-75)
B.C. Feature Films 7 Miscellaneous films & sources
B.C. Film Firsts In B.C., our movie history starts here
Babar: The Movie (1989) Good intentions just not good enough
Back to the Future (1985) Making it Stateside a Canadian tradition
Back To The Future Part II (1989) History rewritten to add shocks to the awe
Back To The Future Part III (1990) Reconnecting with our inner cowboy
Bad News Bears, The (1976) Good news entertainment a laugh riot
Batman (1989) Burton probes comic's noir tomorrow
Batman Forever (1995) Rearranging the heritage furnishings
Batman Returns (1992) Examining a madness born of anger
Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) Corman film school's master class
Battlestar Galactica (1978) Bonanza treks into the far beyond
Bay Boy, The (1984) Director's homecoming a family affair
Bear Island (1979) Adventure lacks leaven of humour
Beetlejuice (1988) Hellzapoppin' fun in the Hereafter
Behind the Oscar (1993 book) Casting doubt on Oscar's honesty
Being There (1979) Making light of messianic messages
Belladonna (1973) Satanic history inspires early anime
Ben-Hur (2016) Sanctimony with a veneer of spectacle
Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens (1979) Human condition comically chronicled
Best Day Ever: Aiden Kesler 1994-2011 (2011) Teen rages against dying of the light
Bethune: The Making of a Hero (1990) Awkward telling of the passionate tale
Betsy, The (1978) Classy take on the Robbins rubbish
Better Than Chocolate (1999) Soft centres, hard centres . . . I like all the chocolates in the box
Between Friends (1973) Shebib follows the wrong story
Beyond Your Wildest Dreams (1981) A long way from transcending genre limits
Big (1988) Comic charm in unintended consequences
Bingo (1974) Vision includes street-level humanity
Bird on a Wire (1990) Multiple roles for versatile vancouver
Birthday celebrations [01/06/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Black Christmas (1974) Sorority house stalking shocker
Black Robe (1991) The 1630s seen in 1950s shades of grey
Blade Runner (1982) Future noir has slick commercial touch
Blaze (1989) Poetic licence and historic liberties taken
Blazing Saddles (1974) An exercise in the comedy of excess
Blue Steel (1990) Director dealing in seductive violence
Blue Thunder (1983) Glimpses of today in an '80s action epic
Body Heat (1981) Debuting director's solid first impression
Boy Who Could Fly, The (1986) Fine fantasy explores magic of belief
Brain-in-a-box report [09/16/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Brimstone and Treacle (1982) An angel of mercy with an unholy agenda
Broadway Danny Rose (1984) Comedy fulfills contractual obligation
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) Swanson stakes out her place in Slayer history
Bugs Bunny Film Festival, The (1993) Tooning into the best of Blanc
Bull Durham (1988) Celebrating summer's sacred rites
Burbs, The (1989) Dealing with the neighbours from hell
Buried on Sunday (1992) Island decides to take its fish and go
By Design (1982) A non-formula domestic comedy
Byline, Michael Walsh [10/31/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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C&L Internet Club [12/13/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Cabin in the Woods, The (2012) Horror homage a Whedon winner
Caligula (1979) Protesters prolong controversial film's run
Canadian content calculation [05/15/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Cannibal Girls (1973) Offering something new on the menu
Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) Car 54, Where Are You? Good lord, it's Toronto!
Carrie (1976) Blood bath for a Prom Queen
Carry On Sergeant! (1928) Exploiting Canada's service tradition
Casablanca (1941) Making the best of black and white choices
Caveman (1981) Alunda is cave-speak for love in bloom
Chaindance (1991) Finding a different way to do things
Chaplin (1992) Emphasizing all the reasons to just smile
Chariots of Fire (1981) The virtue and folly of sport in simpler times
Christmas feature package [12/24/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Christmas Story, A (1983) One film that really is a classic
Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) Mariner's mistake sets off historical debate
Citizen Kane (1941) Unexpected legacy of Xanadu's lord
Clan of the Cave Bear (1986) Evolution epic both serious and silly
Class of '44 (1973) Shallow sequel gets a failing grade
Clearcut (Terre Rouge; 1991) Spirit of the land taking its revenge
Clockwork Orange, A (1971) Combining coarseness and culture
Cold Front (1989) Script a minute short of hard-boiled
Colonel Chabert (1994) Surviving after the long walk home
Color Purple, The (1985) Celebrating cinematic good works
Com-Ex, 1966's Hart House Comic Book Exposition VanCAF celebrates once and future art
Comic Book Confidential (1988) Chronicling comics and other outrages
Comics: Three histories (1972; 1972; 1974 books) Recording the moment of maturation
Commitments, The (1991) Not the black Irish, but Irish as Blacks
Computer maintenance [07/17/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Coneheads (1993) Coneheads subpar suburban satire
Conversation, The (1974) Coppola puts surveillance under scrutiny
Convoy (1978) CB song inspires interstate insurrection
Cool World (1992) Holli is adult animator's goodbye girl
Cowboy Way, The (1994) Black hats, white hats, hat tricks
Crazies, The (1973) When trust is not an option
Crazy Moon (1987) Examining some early indiscretions
Cry Freedom (1987) Martyr's tale a call to action
Curating Reeling Back [04/13/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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Damned in the U.S.A. (1992; doc) Documentary preaches to the converted
Dance Me Outside (1994) Not just growing up, but growing wise
Dark Star (1974) Anticipating those galaxies far away
Darkman (1990) Insulting the good name of comics
Date Associations R Us [06/12/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
David Cronenberg for the Hall of Fame [07/04/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Day of the Locust, The (1975) Sour satire falls short of its target
Day the Music Died [02/03/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Daylight Savings 2014 postings [03/14/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Dead Zone, The (1983) Second sight shows future shocks
Deadly Tail, A (2016; book) Movie mania at the Great Crossroads
Dear Inspector (aka Tendre Poulet; 1977) Love can be a multi-tasking thing
Death Becomes Her (1992) Turning some great actors into ’toons
Death Hunt (1981) Falsifying history for fun and profit
Death Ship (1980) Ship's cargo a load of Nazi nonsense
Decline of the American Empire, The (Le déclin de l'empire américain; 1986) Ciné excellence has a Québec accent
Dennis the Menace (1993) Sadism, humiliation as entertainment
Deserters (1983) Vietnam conflict's Vancouver front
Devil's Brigade, The (1968) Hollywood remembers our history for us
Dial M for Murder (1954) Hitchcock thrills in all three dimensions
Die Hard (1988) Celebrate the day as if it's your last
Die Hard 2 (1990) Ultraviolence with a moral compass
Distinguished Gentleman, The (1992) Washington a city of broken dreams
Dixie Lyle's A Taste Fur Murder [02/21/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Doc Hollywood (1991) Affirming Capra's cracker barrel values
Dog Who Stopped the War, The (La guerre des tuques; 1984) Snow queen commands ice palace
Don't Look Now (1973) Shrill shocker fails to fulfill prophecies
Donald Trump’s Korean War [05/01/17] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Donald Trump’s victory in defeat [10/24/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Dorothy, Alice and Me [06/26/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Dracula (1979) Family feelings save Dracula director
Dragonslayer (1981) Warming to a new screen experience
DuckTales the Movie: Treasure of the Lost Lamp (1990) Not the McDuck that inspired Lucas
Dune (1984) Director's vision distinctively baroque

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Marooned alien hides in plain sight
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988) Close encounters of the satiric kind
Earthquake (1974) Bujold makes the earth move for Heston
Easter's eggs [04/14/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Ed Wood (1994) Mythologizing Hollywood hallucinations
Eiger Sanction, The (1975) Unsteady response to real questions
Elections vs environment [08/06/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Embattled Shadows (1978 book) Approach suits the Canadian spirit
Empire of the Sun (1987) Spielberg forces hope into Ballard's tale
Empire Strikes Back, The (1980) Changing the game made Episode V the second
Executive Action (1973) Executive Action taken against JFK
Exit to Eden (1994) Saskatchewan says no to S&M comedy
Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Ambitious sequel cues laugher, not screams
Exorcist, The (1973) Scaring up the old time religion
Expo86-01 The cinematic sequel to Expo 67
Expo86-02 Small world creates Expo's big shows
Expo86-03 Small nation produces big innovation
Expo86-04 One ring to entertain them all
Expo86-05 Seeing the world in three dimensions
Expo86-06 Showscan a look into film's future
Expo86-07 It doesn't get any bigger than IMAX
Expo86-08 Holovision a smoke & mirrors illusion
Expo86-09 Video's scene-stealing supporting role
Expo86-10 One day is worth thousands of photos
Expo86-11 Simulating visits to faraway places
Expo86-12 Many screens work to hold attention
Expo86-13 Much to enjoy on screens off the site
Expo86-14 Returned from Oz to help the world discover B.C.
Expo86-15 Communication seriously considered
Expo86-16 Introducing a 3D format that works
Expo86-17 State's mission to create the future
Expo86-18 Neighbours celebrate differences
Expo86-19 Balanced view of tradition, innovation
Expo86-20 Central Canada's content contrasted
Expo86-21 Celebrating the Land of Living Skies
Expo86-22 Slogan’s origins evoke special spell
Expo86-23 Promoting a united European future
Expo86-24 Cosmos becomes a European frontier
Expo86-25 Nations still playing the train game
Expo86-26 Involving audiences with star power
Expo86-27 The Viking approach to exploration
Expo86-28 An artful approach to Italy’s progress
Expo86-29 Overcoming tradition’s boundaries
Expo86-30 Films foreshadow departure to come
Expo86-31 Memories that have lasted a lifetime
Expo86-32 Surrounding us with natural beauty
Expo86-33 Trains, planes once owned by us all
Expo86-34 Examining Islam and Christianity
Expo86-35 Introducing a Pacific Rim sensibility
Expo86-36 Seeking stability in a changing world
Expo86-37 Looking into global village’s future
Expo86-38 Final thoughts on our Expo summer

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F.I.S.T. (1978) On the line with the world's workers
Fabulous Baker Boys, The (1989) Baker Boy has a Happy New Year's Eve
Falling Down (1993) Rambo gets a serio-satirical remake
Fantasia (1940) Cartoon concert serves up classics
Fantastic Planet, The (La planete savage; 1973) Surreal style for a sidereal story
Fantastic Voyage (1966) Cold war spin on inner-space opera
Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog (1995) Best friends survive in the wilderness
Fatal Beauty (1987) Dirty Harriet brings wit to drug wars
Father-daughter theme [01/31/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Female Misbehavior (1992; doc) Cinémathèque hosts girls’ porn party
Femme Nikita, La (1990) Fufilling a need to make things happen
Ferngully: The Last Rainforest (1992) Aussie-inspired eco-toon a treat
Festival of Claymation (1987) Stop-motion animation’s big moment
Final Countdown, The (1980) Final Countdown remembers Pearl Harbor
Fire and Ice (1983) Producing a one-of-a-kind cartoon
Fires of Kuwait (1992; doc) Celebrating a fearless few's courage
First Nudie Musical, The (1976) Film revolution, with some nudity required
Fish Called Wanda, A (1988) This Fish is a gut-busting mid-Atlantic catch
Flash Gordon (1980) Flash back to escapism's pure roots
Flashpoint (1984) Flashpoint in light of Winter Kills
Flesh Gordon (1974) Spoofing the sex implied in the serials
Flintstones, The (1994) Flintstones among the turkey slices
Fog, The (1980) Scream queen stars with Psycho mom
Food of the Gods, The (1976) Wells never given a sporting chance
Fort Apache, the Bronx (1981) Believe that good will come of doing good
Four Musketeers, The (1974) Somber sequel's summation is slapdash
Freshman, The (1990) Pitched to a screwball comedy crowd
Fritz the Cat (1972) Comix with a deranged Disney look
Front Page, The (1974) Classic comedy remake loud, dull, unfunny

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Gaily, Gaily (1969) Newsman comes of age in Chicago
Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montreal 1976 (1977; doc) Official record not at all informative
Gandhi (1982) Revolution brought about by example
Generation of change [03/30/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Geoff Olson [08/21/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
George's Island (1989) Guarding Kidd's George's Island gold
Ghostbusters (1984) Getting involved with possessed people
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Mamet questions the good in greed
Glenn Miller Story, The (1954) The sound found and a myth made
Godfather, The (1972) Celebrating the birth of a new Hollywood
Godzilla (1985) Tokyo survives yet another stomping
Goldengirl (1979) Olympic competition as science project
Gone With the Wind (1939) Old Southern myth lavishly lamented
Good Mother, The (1988) Soap-operatic schlock from Spock
Goodbye, Norma Jean (1976) First to the screen but least with the facts
Goonies, The (1985) An amusement park ride on celluloid
Great Mouse Detective, The (1986) Mystery keeps critic on seat's edge
Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, The (1972) Dubious Western legends ride again
Greater Vancouver Book My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Greenpeace: Voyages to Save the Whales (1976) Easton gets shot seen around the world
Gremlins (1984) Setting out a seasonal cinema buffet
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Charting the chaos that is civilization
Grey Fox, The (1982) Inspired by a new, different frontier
Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984) Hard to take cartoon society seriously
Grocer’s Wife, The (1991) Fantasy offers art on training wheels
Groundhog Day (1993) The day that everything didn't change
Groundstar Conspiracy, The (1972) SFU ground zero for sci-fi in B.C.

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Hair (1979) A musical past its time made timeless
Hallowe’en & Creepy Clowns [10/31/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Handmaid’s Tale, The (1990) Cinematic dystopia a disappoinment
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) Off-season Allen features moments of mirth
Harry in Your Pocket (1973) Personal relations shortchanged
Havana (1990) Ambiguous new American revolution
Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie (1988; doc) Results of delayed justice examined
Heartaches (1981) Shebib goes down the road again
Hearts and Minds (1974; doc) What is it good for? Absolutely nothing!
Hearts of Darkness (1991; doc) Abandoned project given new life
Heaven (1987; doc) Facing the question of sex after death
Heavy Metal (1981) Heavy Metal falls short of promise
Heavy Metal Share Offering (1980) Heavy Metal financing based on share unit sales
Heavy Traffic (1974) Artist object of Establishment's ire
Henry V (1989) Restoring the blood and doubt to Will's work
Hercules (1983) Moon maidens added to mythological mix
Hero (1992) Something more than a four-letter word
High (aka In; 1967) Sex more poignant than passionate
High Stakes (1987) Gross screenplay defeats comic intent
Hindenburg, The (1975) Era of the airship ends with a bang
Hitler: The Last Ten Days (1973) Fuhrerbunker birthday bash beginning of end
Hocus Pocus (1993) Our film in focus is Hocus Pocus
Hollywood Theatre (Vancouver; 1984) Surviving as an independent
Home Alone (1990) Idiot's guide to injuring home intruders
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Big adventure crossing the backyard
Hook (1991) New Neverland a politically correct theme park
Hookers On Davie (1984; doc) Documentary seen as activist cinema
Household Saints (1993) Man deals. God stacks the deck.
Housekeeping (1987) Sisters shown world of possibilities
Howard the Duck (1986) Existential humour missing in action
Hudsucker Proxy, The (1994) Derivative, design-driven populism
Husbands and Wives (1992) Mock doc lacking in substance, style

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I Am Curious Yellow (Jag ä nyfiken - en film i gult; 1967) Swedish activist challenges U.S. censorship
I Love a Man in Uniform (aka A Man in Uniform; 1993) Seduced by force's dark side
I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978) Director's debut recalls really big shew
I.Q. (1994) Cold War nostalgia a guilty pleasure
Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS (1975) Canadians finance landmark film shocker
Imaginary Tale, An (Une histoire inventée; 1990) Comic charm lost after a rape scene
Impolite (1993) Impolite Chronicles A Death Foretold
Impromptu (1991) Herstory is gloriously adult entertainment
In Praise of Older Women (1978) In praise of Helen Shaver
Inbreaker, The (1974) Script fails to answer basic questions
Inchon (1981) MacArthur returns as Korea's saviour
Incident at Oglala: The Leonard Peltier Story (1992; doc) Result is outrage, not understanding
Insatiable (1980) Crossing from Rabid to Insatiable
Inside the Seed (2013 stage play) [10/09/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Interview: Anderson, Carl (performer) His signature tune: I gotta be me
Interview: Bakshi, Ralph (director) Gambling on a cartooning revolution
Interview: Bluth, Don (director) Transcending the paint and panels
Interview: Bogdanovich, Peter (director) Bypassing arguments about money
Interview: Brault, Michel (Director) Government secrecy a threat to us all
Interview: Castle, William (director); Marceau, Marcel (performer) Master of Shock directs mime genius
Interview: Chambers, Marilyn (performer; 1980) Deep down, David's laughing a lot
Interview: Chambers, Marilyn (performer; 1983) It's a matter of freedom of choice
Interview: Coppola, Francis Ford (director) Filmmaker looks to next adventure
Interview: Crawford, Johnny (performer) Transition to adult roles no easy task
Interview: Crawley, F.R. Budge (producer) Planning for future of feature films
Interview: Cross, Ben (performer) I'm taking it in my strides
Interview: Derek, John (director) Beautiful porn a directorial challenge
Interview: Field, Sally (performer) "They all said you'll never do it"
Interview: Jarrott, Charles (director) Giving Canadian movies a bit of class
Interview: Juliani, John (director) Canadian film conventions challenged
Interview: Keane, Laurence (producer) Genres meshed, couple created
Interview: King, Allan (director) Exposing cherished cinematic myths
Interview: Kurtz, Gary (producer) No interest in being an administrator
Interview: Lee, Christopher (performer; 1975; 1980) Quality script draws acting icon to B.C.
Interview: Lovelace, Linda (performer) Looking forward without regret
Interview: Mimieux, Yvette (performer) Contributing to entertainment’s cause
Interview: Needham, Hal (director; 1979) Falling into a career of fun and games
Interview: Newman, Sydney (producer) NFB's Newman bears gifts to China
Interview: Pakula, Alan J. (director) Tension threatened by tedium
Interview: Petrie, Daniel (director; 1978) Anticipating venomous critical attacks
Interview: Pidgeon, Walter (performer) Never a thought for retirement
Interview: Pleasence, Donald (performer; 1973) Finding the fun in being the bad guy
Interview: Porter, Bob (Flesh Gordon investor) Sexy satire has surprising B.C. roots
Interview: Saba, Arn (comic artist) Where I should have been all along
Interview: Sayles, John (director) Downward mobility as screen subject
Interview: Shatner, William (performer) High impact on a low budget
Interview: Towers, Harry Alan (producer) London-born producer a London buff
Ishtar (1987) One cinematic synonym for disaster

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James Burke's influence on Reeling Back [12/22/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Janis (1974; doc) Truth told between the lines
Jaws (1975) Scary fish tale is a great white blockbuster
Jazz Singer, The (1927); Don Juan (1926) It sounds like deja vu all over again
Jésus de Montréal (1989) Examining His message in today’s world
Jesus Christ Superstar (1973) Greatest story holds up in rock retelling
JFK (1991) Executive Action taken against JFK
John and the Missus (1986) Tribute paid to magnificent obsession
Joshua Then and Now (1985) Finding a feature within a mini-series
Journey (1972) Mind, emotions engaged in flex time
Journey Into Fear (1975) Name cast no guarantee of success
July 2014 Celebrations [07/03/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Jurassic Park (1993) Devolving back to the future of fantasy

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Kafka (1991) Living the nightmare that is reality
Killing Kennedy (2013) [11/17/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
King Kong (1933) Uncensored ape shows savage side
King Kong (1976) No magic in Manhattan monkeyshines
King Lear (1971) Filmgoers ill-served by Brook's excerpts
King Lear (Korol Lir; 1971) The Screen's greatest Lear speaks Russian
Kittens on the Internet [09/08/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Knight_Moves (1992) King's Game played for psycho shocks
Kristine DeBell 2016 [03/06/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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L.A. Story (1991) Five-day forecast includes wry wit
Labyrinth (1986) Oz among a Labyrinth of influences
Ladies and Gentlemen: The Rolling Stones (1973; doc) Concert doc a monaural mediocrity
Lady in Red, The (1979) Hollywood ending still a possibility
Land Before Time, The (1988) Family values as old as the dinosaurs
Last Boy Scout, The (1991) Willis draws upon his inner Bogart
Last Emperor, The (1987) Historical epic a cultural revelation
Last Man on Earth, The (1964) Last Man was my first review
Last Tango in Paris (1972) Art less interesting than the commerce
Latitude 55° (1982) Caught in a blizzard of discovery
Lawrence of Arabia (1962) Understanding Empire's role in Arab insurrection
League of Their Own, A (1992) Davis leads league in scenes stolen
Legend (1985) Wit for Europe, violence for America
Legend of Kootenai Brown, The (1991) Having fun with B.C. history
Legend of the Lone Ranger, The (1981) Stolid star dooms ranger's return
Leon: The Professional (1994) Comics influenced tale of assassin's apprentice
Les Ordres (1974) Examining Canada's October Crisis
Lethal Weapon (1987) Cop buddies generate thrills, laughter
Life and Times of Chester-Angus Ramsgood, The (1970) Aspirations exceed accomplishments
Lifeforce (1985) Close encounter includes naked shocks
Light Years (Gandahar; 1988) Market tuning misses original's intent
Linda Lovelace for President (1975) Sophomoric take on celebrity politics
Lion of the Desert (1981) Unsubtle epic offers teaching moment
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones (1990; doc) Film's structure strikes the wrong note
Little Dorrit (1988) Overlapping chronicles explore Dickensian truth
Little Mermaid, The (1989) Dane's pain lost under the sea
Little Night Music, A (1978) Sondheim's joyous musical recalls bygone days
Logan's Run (1976) Introducing shopping mall sci-fi
Longest Day, The (1962) Today’s memories brought to you by the letter D
Look Who's Talking Now (1993) Third Vancouver visit all bark, no bite
Look Who's Talking Too (1990) Mr. Toilet Man a problem
Lord of the Rings, The (1978) Cartoon grab for the One Ring
Lost Boys, The (1987) Comic shocks as Dracula meets Peter Pan
Lotomania (1980; doc) Regressively taxing poor and elderly
Love at First Sight (1977) Sight gags outlandish but restrained
Love Field (1992) Ruby meets flight from Love Field
Love You! (1979) Director attempts to legitimate porn
Loyalties (1986) Feminist parable a Canadian classic

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M.A.S.H. (1970) Calculated insanity key to surviving war's madness
Macbeth (1971) Reinventing screen Shakespeare for the 1970s
Mad Adventures of 'Rabbi' Jacob, The (Les aventures de Rabbi Jacob; 1973) Finding farce in the era's big issues
Mad Dog and Glory (1993) Exploring stuff of downtown dreams
Maintenance mystery I [04/22/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Maintenance mystery II [05/01/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Malarek (1988) Turning a true story into pulp fiction
Man of La Mancha (1972) A song of praise to real, robust beauty
Man of No Importance, A (1993) Importance of the Wilde man within
Man Who Saw Tomorrow, The (1981; doc) Dire predictions of war and peace
Man Who Wasn't There, The (1983) A Sensation, A Scene and A Smile
March 2014 early postings [03/22/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
March 2014 late postings [03/28/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
March/April 2014 postings [04/03/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Maria Chapdelaine (1983) A Québec classic comes to life
Marie-Anne (1978) Rich history as Harlequin romance
Married Couple, A (1969; doc) Creating an urban true-life adventure
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994) Reanimated with style and overstatement
Masala (1992) Many influences stirred into the mix
Mask, The (1994) Comic triumph has comic-book roots
Masters of the Universe (1987) Making movies to move inventory
Matewan (1987) Remembering the way it was . . . and is
Matinee (1993) B-picturing Missile Crisis Fright
Matinee (aka Midnight Matinee; 1989) Characters developed, not body count
Maverick (1994) Revisiting a legend of the West
Mâles, Les (The Men; 1971) Feminism prevails in forest primeval
Meatballs (1979) Kinder, gentler cousin of Animal House
Medical report [09/11/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Meta musings [04/03/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Metropolis (1927/1984) Restoration of a future seen from the past
Midsummer Night's Dream (2013 stage play) [10/21/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Mindfield (1989) Over-the-top take on shocking truths
Missouri Breaks, The (1976) Grand old genre running out of gas
Mixed Company (1974) Advocating for big-tent family values
Mixed Nuts (1994) Holiday countdown begins with a bowlful
Mohammad, Messenger of God (aka The Message; 1976) Epic attempts to bridge religious divide
Monsignor (1982) Sinners subject of big, bold junk movie
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983) Pythons squeezing out stale spew
Moonraker (1979) Comic turn restores life to series
Mort d'un Bûcheron, La (The Death of a Lumberjack; 1973) Ambition goes beyond the possible
Mother's Boys (1994) Even bad mothers have their day
Mr. Holmes (2015) Fine-tuned rage against dying of the light
Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Come. Bid me do anything for thee.
Mulholland Dr. (2001) Solving the mystery of Mulholland Dr.
Murder By Decree (1979) Dr. Watson as a collaborator, not a foil
My American Cousin (1985) Satisfying tale of summer survival
My Two Expos [06/01/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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Nagasaki bombing 2014 anniversary [08/09/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Naked Gun, The (1988) Clearing a colleague, saving a queen
Naming Hurricanes [02/27/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Naomi Klein lecture [10/22/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Nathan Cohen sets the rules [04/16/17] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
National Canadian Film Day [04/29/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
National Film Board of Canada's Animation Festival, The (1991) Our Canadian tax dollars at play
Needful Things (1993) Castle Rock found on B.C. coast
Neptune Factor, The (1973) Important questions are unanswered
Network (1976) Seeing into broadcasting's future
Never Cry Wolf (1983) Smith captures spirit of Mowat
Never Say Never Again (1983) Return to Bondage a blow for independence
Neverending Story II: The Next Chapter (1990) Second round offers Neverending tedium
Neverending Story, The (1984) Inner logic lacking in fantasy epic
New film (Mr. Holmes) reviewed [07/17/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
New Hampshire 2016 [02/11/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
New Year 2017 “Not Dead Yet” playlist [01/02/17] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Newsies (1992) Musical memorializes bid for fair wages
Newsstand global warming coverage [12/6/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
NFB postings; Press Freedom Day [05/07/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Night of the Comet (1984) Wit, style make for a memorable Apocalypse
Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993) Pumpkin King sings of Sandy Claws
Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) Orwell's future is now our past
Nobody's Fool (1995) What counts is doing right by kids and dogs
Norma Rae (1979) Moments of truth worth remembering
North China Commune (1980; doc) Documenting life in another land
Not a Love Story: A Film About Pornography (1981; doc) Not a lot of honesty or nuance here
Not just a fruit fly [07/11/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Notorious Bettie Page, The (2006) Witness Borne to the Passion of the Pin Up Queen
Nude Bomb, The (1980) Naked advertising in The Nude Bomb

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Of Unknown Origin (1983) Maximum tension with minimum gore
Oklahoma Crude (1973) Civic virtue hard to find in Oil City
Once Upon a Forest (1993) Serving up environmental junk food
One Magic Christmas (1985) Angel represents Santa with claws
One month old today [11/04/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Opening Shots (1993 book) Wanting it in the worst way
Ordinary People (1980) Going deep, rather than off the deep end
Orphan Black [09/22/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Out of Africa (1985) Love blossoms in humanity's cradle
Out of the Blue (CeBe,1980; No Looking Back, 1983) Tale's raw realism reflects punk era
Outer Space Connection, The (1975; doc) On the line with ancient astronauts

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Palais Royale (1988) Recalling Toronto the Less-than-Good
Paper Moon (1973) Director displays canny commercial sense
Paper Wedding (Les Noces de Papier; 1990) Romantic rebellion in a refugee crisis
Paper, The (1994) The Paper looks for heroes in all the wrong places
Paperback Hero (1973) Song sets scene for misfit's tale
Paris, November 13, 2015 [11/20/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Partis pour la Gloire (1975) Quebec resists call to King's war
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) Caught dreaming impossible dreams
Peplum provoke interest [07/29/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Perfect (1985) Exposing infotainment's buff underbelly
Perfect World, A (1993) The American Way's deepest flaws examined
Philip K. Dick and me [02/26/17] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Philip K. Dick radio documentary [12/22/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Pink Cadillac (1989) Comic foils more scary than screwball
Pirates of Penzance, The (1983) The very model of a modern movie musical
Plague Dogs, The (1982) Animation shows capacity for tragedy
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) When getting there is no fun at all
Platoon (1987) Generation messed up fighting wrong war
Player, The (1992) Beneath all the tinsel lies the real tinsel
Pocahontas (1995) Ravenous wolves, raging hormones
Pocahontas: The Legend (1995) An alternative to the cartoon musical
Police Academy (1984) Cop show just small screen silliness
Poltergeist (1982) Nightmares intrude on suburban dream
Popeye (1980) Sailor man a singing superhero
Porky's (1982) Rude humour a Canadian specialty
Porky's II: The Next Day (1983) Defending Juliet's right to her Romeo
Poseidon Adventure, The (1972) Preaching the gospel of self-help
Prancer (1989) Prancer makes glad childhood's heart
Predestination at Sasquan [10/02/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Print the Legend Newspapering in the movies
Private Function, A (1984) Appetite for position, protein laid bare
Prospero's Books (1991) Shakespeare: The Tempest Storm Version
Pulp Fiction (1994) Fascinatingly vile, utterly irresistible creatures
Puppetoon Movie, The (1987) Imagining how the future might look
Purple Rose of Cairo, The (1985) Exploring the reel to real experience
Pursuit of D.B. Cooper, The (1981) Air piracy tale played for fun and profit

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Quarantine (1989) Techno-punk parable a prophetic tale
Quest for Fire (1981) Humour leavens life lessons
Quiz: Afterlife adventures Shooting on location in the hereafter
Quiz: Arthur Hiller, director Directing the laughter and the tears
Quiz: Britannia Rules Screen Fantasy Accenting a cinema's English roots
Quiz: Canada's Film Firsts Our movies had to start somewhere
Quiz: Comic Strip to Screen Back pages providing screen scenes
Quiz: Dionne Quintuplets Canada home to the original fab five
Quiz: Fun with the Fuhrer Cinema's villain for all seasons
Quiz: Gender Benders Cross-dressing for acting honours
Quiz: He Shoots, He Scores Stars taking their shots on goal
Quiz: James Bond at 18 When there were but three
Quiz: Johnny Depp turns 53 Telling tales of his Terminal City days
Quiz: Keanu Reeves turns 51 Reality check reveals northern roots
Quiz: Lords and Lovers Wearing crowns, wielding power
Quiz: Mount Royal Mummers Spotting Tinseltown's Montrealers
Quiz: My Fellow Canadians Great White North to White House
Quiz: Press Gang How do you spell Star Reporters?
Quiz: Queen City Players Spotting Tinseltown's Torontonians
Quiz: Sci-Fi Shakespeareans TV sci-fi constant as its northern stars
Quiz: Search for Canuckula Canada has a Dracul-action plan
Quiz: Star Captains Viewed from the bridge
Quiz: Traveling through time Movies taking trips through time

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Radioland Murders (1994) Homage to radio 20 years in the making
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) A Whizzbang return to days of yesteryear
Rainbow Boys, The (1973) Star's performance as good as gold
Rapture, The (1991) Fundamentalist's tale taken seriously
Recommendation for Mercy (1975) Court's decision called into question
Reds (1981) Revolution betrayed, revolutionaries mourned
Reel Vancouver: An Insider's Guide (1996 book) Location spotting in Hollywood North
Reeling Back’s 3rd Anniversary [09/30/16] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Ref, The (1994) Irish elf provides the profanity
Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography, The (1970 book) Historic findings represent a road not taken
Report: Nathaniel Branden (lecturer) Ayn Rand inspired a capitalist Christ
Return of the Jedi (1983) Concluding with Episode VI, which arrived third
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1979) Boomers look back on basic training
Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991) Discovering natural love with Victorian values
Reuben, Reuben (1983) Celebrating a rhymer’s wicked ways
Rhapsody in August (1991) Simple truths painfully illuminated
Right Stuff, The (1975) In the footsteps of Ham, the Mercury Seven
Rob Roy (1995) Rogue MacGregor's tale a western in kilts
Robin and Marian (1976) Love's final arrow takes flight over Sherwood
RoboCop (1987) Murphy's law is enforcement's future
Rock-A-Doodle (1991) Blending brashness with blarney
Rocketeer, The (1991) Celebrating yesteryear's pulp heroics
Rocky (1976) Wringing as many tears as it does cheers
Rocky IV (1985) Cold warriors warmed over
Rollerball (1975) Its vision of tomorrow is all too true today
Romero (1989) Preaching the gospel of social justice
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1990) Hamlet as viewed from stage left
Rowdyman, The (1972) Celebrating a life of whiskey, wenching
Roxanne (1987) Romantic comedy with a classic twist
Ruby (1992) Ruby meets flight from Love Field
Runaway (1984) Future cops battle bad 'bots
Russian Roulette (1975) Taking a shot at cold war stereotypes

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S.O.B. (1981) Expose of show biz debauchery a little late
Samuel Lount (1985) Democracy's form shaped by sacrifice
Santa Claus (1985) Santa Claus biography kid-friendly
Sasquan damage report [09/01/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Sasquan in Spokane [08/18/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Savage Messiah (1972) Public rebellion as a work of art
Scandal (1989) British misbehaviour in the Hollywood style
Scandale (1982) On Her Majesty’s sexual service
Schindler's List (1993) Humanity recovered in the face of tragedy
Scrooged (1988) Scaring the Dickens out of a Scrooge
Second Animation Celebration, The (1989) Anthology offers craft's best
Secret of the Sword, The (1985) Artless animated ad for TV cartoons
Self/less (2015) Rich add death dodging to tax avoidance
Sex on Skis (Après-ski; 1971) Who knows what's lost in translation?
Sex, Drugs & Democracy (1994; doc) Dutch uncle’s good advice to Canada
Shadow Dancing (1988) An unprepossessing possession
Shadow of the Wolf (1992) Native magic lost in melodramatics
Shampoo (1975) Making America fashionable again
Shanks (1974) Collaboration is creatively confused
Shape of Things to Come, The (1979) Cute robot hardly true to Wells
Sheena (1984) Three-step plan guaranteed failure
Shining, The (1980) Slumming artist's schlocker
Shoot to Kill (1988) Jurisdictional issues ignored
Silence of the North (1981) Powerful roles for nature, landscape
Silent Running (1972) Film foresees danger to future's forest
Silver Streak (1976) Pryor engineers a great train robbery
Slap Shot (1977) Polite Canadian myths shattered
Smokey and the Bandit - Part 3 (1983) Spectacular stunts in search of a story
Sneakers (1992) Computer security as comic concept
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Celebrating the first princess's 50th
Soldier’s Story, A (1984) Testing our emotional growth and maturity
Sound of Music, The (1965) Nuns, Nazis, kids bring life to the hills
Soundtracks: Heavy Metal — The Score (1981) Bernstein is Heavy Metal's musical star
Soundtracks: Howard Shore (7 scores) Notes on seven scores by Howard Shore
Soundtracks: Jerry Goldsmith (8 Scores) Notes on 8 scores by Jerry Goldsmith
Soundtracks: John Williams (11 scores) Notes on eleven scores by John Williams
South of Wawa (1992) Recalling Canada's love of losers
Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983) Lots to like in an amiable sci-fi mess
Speaking Parts (1989) Sex and the scan-lined psyche
Special Day, A (Una giornata particolare; 1977) Historic moment melds sex, politics
Spectacular Sisterhood of Superwomen, The (2017 book) Such stuff as dreams are made on
Speed (1994) Bus thriller Sandy's big breakthrough
Splash (1984) Mythic maiden inspires movie magic
Spring 2014 postings [03/18/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Stakeout (1987) Comic plot pays off in serious shocks
Star 80 (1983) Every man’s fantasy a true-life tragedy
Star Trek and Leonard Nimoy's passing [03/05/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) Nimoy Directs us to a whale of a good time
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) Seeking what lies on the other side
Star Trek: Generations (1994) Fans make the trek into Sci Fi's future
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) TV spin-off reunites final frontiersmen
Star Wars (1977) Only afterwards did the first become the fourth
Starship Invasions (1977) Earth’s population problem solved
State of Siege (Etat de Siege, 1972) A.I.D. comes with an unexpected price
Stay Tuned (1992) TV satire is like watching souls fry
Stewardesses, The (1968/81) Separating the facts from the artifact
Stop the Presses! (1976 book) Big screen reporters are Barris's beat
Straight Talk (1992) Connecting in a pre-digital world
Strange Brew: The Adventures of Bob and Doug McKenzie (1983) Sharing a brew with Bob, Doug and Will
Street Kids (1985; doc) Making sense of life on the street
Street Smart (1987) Newsman's methods, motives examined
Stripper (1986; doc) Recognition and respect for the world's best
Summer 2014 ends [09/17/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Summer 2014 Solstice [05/29/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Summer 2014 surge [07/19/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Super Mario Bros. (1993) Great game bombs on the big screen
Supergirl (1984) Girl of Steel more Disney than DC
Superman II (1980) Lester's sequel less than stellar
Superman III (1983) First love lost in comic mess
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Superhero series end disappoints
Superman, The Movie (1978) Superman falls for wonder newswoman
Supreme Kid, The (1977) A dark dream of desperation, despair
Surf Theatre (Port Coquitlam; 1970) Adapting program to changing times
Surfacing (1981) Film adaptation lacks directiion
Sword in the Stone, The (1963) Mouse factory version of Arthur's tale
Sylvia Herpolscheimer Academy [01/28/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New

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Tales from the Crypt (1972) Screen shocks from banned books
Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995) Wacky fantasy promotes core values
Tampopo (1985) Satisfying a variety of life’s appetites
Tankerbomb (1978; doc) Pipeline proposals threaten environment
Tanya Huff on book vs movie [02/01/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) Bo fleshes out role of Tarzan's mate
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) Quick-quipping reptiles fight crime
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret Of The Ooze (1991) Few treats here for the big kids
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III: The Turtles Are Back . . . in Time (1993) Delicious departure from the formula
Telefon (1977) Bronson sent to put down the Telefon
Television's family ties [01/27/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Ten Commandments, The (1956) DeMille's second go at Exodus his final act of excess
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) Terminator sequel seriously entertaining
Terminator, The (1984) Mayhem master makes high-tech debut
Terry Fox Story, The (1983) Film not up to its subject's stature
This Boy's Life (1993) Making the best of a bad bargain
Three Caballeros, The (1945) Animation's own victory celebration
Three Musketeers, The (1973) Never a dull moment in Lester's film
Threshold (1981) Medical thriller provokes thought
Thunderheart (1992) Investigating a third world in America
Time Bandits (1981) Literate laughter, and not just for kids
Time travelling [04/25/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Timecop (1994) The future of law enforcement
Titanica (1992; doc) Deep-sea dive reveals sea changes
Tom and Jerry - The Movie (1993) Lacklustre return to the big screen
Tommy (1975) See me! Feel me! Touch me! Heal me!
Too Outrageous Animation (1994) With something to offend everyone
Trans Mountain Pipeline protests [11/25/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Tremors (1990) Creature feature that's fast and funny
Tribute (1980) Heart and hope in human comedy
True Confessions (1981) Resolving conflicts with brotherly love
Tsongas/health care op-ed (1992) Medicare debate an American tragedy
Turner & Hooch (1989) Cop's best buddy his deputy dog
TV 2013 season finales [05/19/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
TV 2014 fall season [08/15/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
TV check list (iZombie) [07/25/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) Travels through Serling's dimension

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Under the Volcano (1984) Briton's binge falls short of high tragedy
Undercover Blues (1993) Spy spoof has post-feminst sensibility
Unforgiven (1992) An American auteur's greatest hit
Up 'n' Coming (1983) How stars are made, not born
Ups and Downs (1983) Approval no guarantee of authenticity

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Valérie (1969) Cultural fallout from Quiet Revolution
VanBook Feature Film Fest 01 Honouring Vancouver's pioneers
VanBook Feature Film Fest 02 Filmed in God's Country
VanBook Feature Film Fest 03 The future is filmed here
VanBook Feature Film Fest 04 Documenting reality
VanBook Feature Film Fest 05 The young and the restless
VanBook Feature Film Fest 06 Romance in the rain forest
VanBook Feature Film Fest 07 Play it again, Vancouver
VanBook Feature Film Fest 08 Vancouver actually playing Vancouver
VanBook Feature Film Fest 09 Spawning sequels, and even series
VanBook Feature Film Fest 10 Acting opposite big scene country
VanBook Feature Film Fest 11 Honouring Vancouver's own auteur
VanBook Feature Film Fest 12 Shooting high hopes on low budgets
VanBook Feature Film Fest 13 Fears factored into filmic equation
VanBook Feature Film Fest 14 Exploring mad, mad, mad worlds
VanBook Feature Film Fest 15 Variations on the thin blue plotline
VanBook Feature Film Fest 16 Sending in the clowns
VanBook Feature Film Fest 17 Scene-stealers working for treats
VanBook Feature Film Fest 18 Translating B.C.'s beauty to the world
VanBook Feature Film Fest 19 Something for after-hours audiences
VanBook Feature Film Fest 20 Taking the picture show on the road
VanBook Feature Film Fest INDEX Navigating 70 years of B.C. film history
VanCAF 2015 aftermath [06/01/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Vancouver 2014 Municipal election [11/15/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Vancouver 2014 theatre season [08/31/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Vancouver Book [12/24/13] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Vancouver East Cinema (1990) Curtain falls on an urban institution
Vancouver's Pacific Press (1979) 8-month-long strike shutters dailies
VCON 2 - Philip K. Dick (1972) Weighing in on Wells versus Verne
VCON 40's Whedon moment [10/24/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Videodrome (1983) Understanding Cathode Ray Mission
Villain, The (1979) Western action bears the Acme brand
Vincent & Theo (1990) Altman's Van Gogh portrait goes for the grit
Vip, mio fratello superuomo (Vip, My Brother Superman; 1968) Advertising a target-rich environment
Vixen! (1968) Busty blockbuster set in beautiful B.C.
Volcano: An Inquiry Into the Life and Death of Malcolm Lowry (1976; doc) Expat author claimed for Canada
Volunteers (1985) Bridge-building comedy breaks new wind
Vraie Nature de Bernadette, La (The True Nature of Bernadette; 1972) Somewhere between saint and whore

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W.C. Fields and Me (1976) Love, but little sympathy for a devil
W.C. Fields bookshelf (1969; 1971; 1972) Four volumes recall a unique rye wit
Walker (1987) America's God-given rights questioned
Walt Disney media visionary [02/13/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Wannsee Conference, The (Die Wannseekonferenz; 1984) Historical horror in a civilized setting
War Room, The (1993; doc) The selling of the presidential product
WarGames (1983) Hacking into old-school movie magic
Was alcohol involved? [03/23/15] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Watership Down (1978) Charming journey to a promised land
We the Living (Noi Viva, Addio Kira!; 1942) Experiencing the world according to Rand
Wedding In White (1972) Setting standards in style, sensitivity
Weekend at Bernie's (1989) Corpse comedy digs up little laughter
Westworld (1973) Interesting ideas given bland presentation
While You Were Sleeping (1995) A pleasure to see it play out
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Learning to embrace her own strength
White Palace (1990) Hedging bets, indulging in misdirection
White Room (1990) Back down a well-travelled path
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) Animation's greatest stars celebrated
Why Rock the Boat? (1974) Canadian take on Capraesque comedy
Wild at Heart (1990) Mother's love complicates young lust
Winter Kills (1979) Flashpoint in light of Winter Kills
Winter Tan, A (1987) Intense, all-stops-out performance
Wizards (1977) Sword and sorcery fellowship forged
Wolfpen Principle, The (1974) Seeking freedom from an urban cage
Women of Al Jazeera [07/03/17] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
World According to Garp, The (1982) Wrestling with problems of adaptation

X
Xanadu (1980) Mysterious misfire from a decent director

Y
Year One Done [10/03/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Year Two Begins [10/12/14] My Blog; Your Guide to What's New
Yentl (1983) Diva-director's debut a charming oddity
Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) Pulp thrills in place of deductive skills
Young Winston (1972) Modern touches at odds with epic approach

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Z (1969) Facing death bravely, living life courageously
Zelly and Me (1988) Surviving pre-teen separation anxiety

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