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Deadpool jokes again; Jane Fonda reads in Book Club, and two modern icons explain their missions
Also: an artist’s intense struggles, two gay love stories and a bad doggie.
May 18th, 2018
A sci-fi mystery in Annihilation, silly laughs on Game Night and two more Oscar nominees
Also Every Day, a young adult tale that promotes inclusiveness for the high school crowd
Feb 22nd, 2018
Masculine power tales in Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge and Moonlight
Also Trolls, great for kids; Tower, notes on a mass shooting; Spa Night, two strains of male identity and Lavender, a Canadian Gothic
Nov 3rd, 2016
A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders
Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics
Dec 10th, 2015
Three movies tell real stories: Spotlight, The 33 and Mavis
Also a rare visit to remotest Nepal and a Robert De Niro film going straight to video on demand.
Nov 13th, 2015
12 Years a Slave, a masterpiece, leads a long list of new movies now playing
Chiwetel Ejiofor, as well as Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o are sure to be nominated for their superb acting in 12 Years a Slave.
Nov 1st, 2013
Reviews of Passion, The Family and Insidious Chapter 2
Rachel McAdams is back in Mean Girls mode in Passion.
Sep 10th, 2013
Film reviews: We Need To Talk about Kevin, listen to Chico and Rita, get out of the Safe House and take a journey to a Mysterious Island
A mother’s self doubt turns into a harrowing nightmare in We Need to Talk About Kevin
Feb 10th, 2012
Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen’s most entertaining film in years. Also X-Men, Beijing Taxi, Orgasm Inc. and fun with exploitation pictures
Owen Wilson acts out Woody Allen’s words and artistic fantasies in Midnight in Paris. (read more)
Jun 3rd, 2011
Morning Glory, Unstoppable, Monsters, Down Terrace, Sounds Like a Revolution (part of the upcoming Amnesty International Film Festival)
Two big movies this week give us stories about actual places of work. Rachel McAdams and Harrison Ford star and clash in one of them (Read more)
Nov 11th, 2010