Stories by Dorothy Woodend

Dorothy Woodend has been the film critic for The Tyee since 2004. Her work has been published in magazines, newspapers and books across Canada and the U.S., as well as a number of international publications.Woodend was born in Vancouver and raised in the wilds of the Kootenay. Follow her on Twitter: @dorothywoodend  subscribe to Dorothy Woodend's feed

Posted on: Aug 19, 2014, Source: The Tyee

The casting director had it easy.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2014, Source: The Tyee

It's a pretender to the throne.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2014, Source: The Tyee

The film for our times.

Posted on: Jul 1, 2014, Source: The Tyee

In 'Edge of Tomorrow,' our hero fights an army of tentacle aliens that have invaded Earth.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2014, Source: The Tyee

You'll need to take a pee break in Darren Aronofsky's Biblical epic.

Posted on: Jan 8, 2009, Source: The Tyee

Gran Torino shows that, after doing considerable damage to the world, men's time of retribution has finally come. And now they want us to pity them.

Posted on: Mar 24, 2008, Source: The Tyee

Frances McDormand and Amy Adams star in a fun, mad dash of a film.

Posted on: Jun 4, 2007, Source: The Tyee

<i>The Situation</i>, a film about western journalists in Iraq, doesn't convey the horrors of war but instead exploits it.

Posted on: Jan 24, 2007, Source: The Tyee

In the new Spanish tragedy, beauty and horror are so closely intertwined it is sometimes hard to pick them apart.

Posted on: Oct 19, 2006, Source: The Tyee

Enough with the animals and stereotypes already. Sony Pictures's latest animation film is an exercize in stupidity.

Posted on: May 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

George Lucas claims that his latest Star Wars film isn't for kids, yet the world is deluged in Darth mania. Amidst all the hype, one bit of information seems to be lacking: Darth Vader is evil.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the last five years the public's appetite for horror movies has increased exponentially. When real life for many is scarier than anything on the silver screen, why is the lust for fear universal?

Posted on: Dec 2, 2003, Source: AlterNet

The only thing we love more than beautiful people is the pleasure of witnessing their public humiliation.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2003, Source: AlterNet

Thick is in--if you're a male actor, that is. Why are so many of today's leading men supersized?