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Widows of criminals doing it for themselves, the seed of modern politics and the perils of war reporting
Also an ingenious take on the migrant crisis, and a second appreciation this year of Ingmar Bergman that adds to what we already know from the first
Nov 8th, 2018
La La Land is joyous, Lion will move you, and Fences gives chatty high drama
And more: a tune-crammed Sing, two best actress winners and an Emmy winner in sub-par movies, and gay teens and a cranky farmer at the VanCity Theatre
Dec 23rd, 2016
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
Our best director goes Hollywood; two Chinese stars in a comic romp, J.D. Salinger’s story re-told and art thieves at work
Denis Villeneuve makes his first Hollywood film with Prisoners starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal and Paul Dano
Sep 19th, 2013
It's a wonderful time for the Oscars
It's been an underwhelming year for movies, but the Muppets will increase the ratings.
Feb 24th, 2012
The Help, The Whistleblower, 30 Minutes or Less, Final Destination 5 and a catch-up look at the new Planet of the Apes movie
Racial segregation in Mississippi is the subject. Light and easy-to-take is the tone. Does that work in The Help? (read more)
Aug 12th, 2011
The Help hits theatres Wednesday
"The Help," one of the most anticipated movies of the summer, stars Emma Stone, Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer. It's based on a New York Times best-seller of the same name. Set in Jackson,...
Aug 9th, 2011