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BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks

Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations
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Qi whizzery; Shaolin kungfu masters @ QE

Zen and the art of soft diplomacy

Denzel and The Magnificent 7, great fun with Storks and Antonio’s science scrap in Altamira

Also a disappointing revenge quest by Kate Winslet as The Dressmaker

Handel's scramble for ranking optimization

Soprano Amanda Forsythe stars in EMV recap of London's 18th Century opera rivalries

Fringe Reviews: Grounded and Not Enough

Two one-woman shows, on opposite sides of anxiety and despair

Snowden’s entire story, Bridget Jones’s latest chapter and The Beatles’ tales of touring

Also the Blair Witch, as filmed in our own woods, and two Buddhist films from China

Fraying at the Fringe: Dementia Monologues

"In the Blue of Evening" and "The Old Woman" wring laughs and tears out of Alzheimer's

Fringe matches made in heaven: "Falling Awake" and "2 for Tea"

Couples, odd and odder, featured in Fringe physical comedies

Fringe Binge: Karmic Coupling, Then and Now

Period Pieces: "Dying City" and "Hands Around" at The Cultch
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