Film

Lincoln earns 12 Oscar nominations. Canada’s Rebelle still in the running too.

Lincoln leads the Oscar race, Life of Pi is second. But there are more than a few surprises among the nominations.

Hot environmental fight in Promised Land, 60s nostalgia in Not Fade Away and special films from Quebec and Argentina

In Promised Land, Matt Damon, as a shill for the energy industry, bumps up against small-town resistance sparked by Hal Holbrook.

The Master, Argo and Lincoln are in my top 10 movies of the year

Philip Seymour Hoffman is The Master and Joaquin Phoenix his newest disciple in my choice for best film of the year. There's also a definite worst movie of 2012.

Django Unchained and Les Misérables: two big movies opening on Christmas Day

Two more films for the holidays: Les Misérables and Django Unchained.

This is 40, The Guilt Trip and Jack Reacher are just OK: A Late Quartet and Rust and Bone shine

Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann are worried about aging in This is 40.

The Hobbit rarely thrills; FDR gets playful in Hyde Park on Hudson and more classic animation from Japan’s Studio Ghibli

Before Lord of the Rings, there came The Hobbit. More adventure with some favorite characters.

High praise for the 5-decade film diary 56 UP, women of India in The World Before Her and Japan’s Studio Ghibli animations

Fifty years ago they were children; today they’re facing middle age. The celebrated Up Series has followed more than a dozen ordinary English folks all that time and offers the latest update.

Big praise for Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook. Red Dawn, not so much.

Life of Pi and Silver Linings Playbook get my highest recommendation this week.

Canada at the American Film Market 2012

From the invention of the game of basketball in 1891 by James Naismith of Toronto to the first SCTV broadcast in Toronto in 1976, Canadians have been out and about, entertaining the world. Canadian...

Wreck-It-Ralph, Flight, The Sessions, Midnight’s Children and The Invisible War: reviews

John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch are the main voices in the very entertaining animated movie Wreck-It-Ralph