film

Not an ordinary superhero movie

Black Panther review For a long time, comics were dominated by characters that had two defining traits. They were white and from some big American city. Then along came King…

The Victoria Film Festival in Review

The Opening Gala of this year’s Victoria Film Festival was a tastefully curated event. Hosted in the lobby of the Bay Centre, it featured a range of cocktails and appetizers…

Avoiding Valentine’s Day with movies

Cupid is stupid Oh, wow, would you look at that! Another Valentine’s Day is upon us, and yet again the single crowd must find a way to distract from the…

Avatar: James Cameron’s Too-Long Odyssey

James Cameron’s Avatar was a technological accomplishment and became a worldwide box office legend, so you may think that more Avatar is a good thing. James Cameron thinks it is — the…

Filmed in Victoria

A thriving community Victoria is an encouraging place to be if you have an interest in film. Whether it’s just enjoying good movies or trying out filmmaking for the first…

Italian film captures beauty, complexity in ‘Revelstoke: A Kiss in the Wind’

Tucked away on the banks of the Columbia River, Revelstoke, B.C., isn’t the first place that comes to mind when we think of Italian national cinema. But for filmmaker Nicola…

‘Logan’ shreds the March box office

The X-Men film series has been ongoing for 17 years, with an inconsistent range of quality. Finally, with James Mangold’s Logan, we see the best aspects of the past combined…

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ offers a cinematic ballet of violence

After his Russian-slaying rampage in the first film, John Wick tries to forget his past — but every action has consequences, and his attempt at a quiet life fails. And with that,…

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ builds on character’s Lego-cy

The Lego Batman Movie may be the best crusader movie since the Christian Bale trilogy. With countless gags and cinematic references to everything from Adam West to Suicide Squad, Lego…