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US soul searching in 12 Strong, Hostiles and The Final Year
Also films on arty pretensions, an impossible bank heist and a stereotype of a women’s tale
Jan 19th, 2018
Michael and Alicia bring tears; Natalie Portman laments Israel’s history and a big French star gets small
Also an eerie war movie, redemption in Quebec and a mystery thriller filmed in Vancouver
Sep 1st, 2016
Tina Fey goes to war; Judy Hopps goes to Zootopia and cultures clash in the Amazon
Also a Norwegian disaster movie, The Wave, machine gun attacks in London Has Fallen and a killer barber in The Legend of Barney Thompson
Mar 4th, 2016
HARJIT SAJJAN: Why Canada's new Defence Minister is a badass
Canada's new Minister of National Defence is some kind of next-level Spy vs Spy war hero, writes columnist Sandy Garossino.
Nov 5th, 2015
Seeking laughs in Afghanistan, chasing Nazis in the U.S. and testing oneself on one difficult mountain
New films with Bill Murray, Christopher Plummer, Vin Diesel, ghosts, music fans and music makers
Oct 23rd, 2015
Peter Pan like never before; our soldiers fighting for Hyena Road and predatory capitalism invading 99 Homes
Also a true heroine named Malala, creepy thrills in Goodnight Mommy and prosecuting war criminals in Labyrinth of Lies
Oct 8th, 2015
Accused B.C. terrorists hoped attack would help 'brothers' in Afghanistan
In undercover audio recordings presented in court, Nuttall spends that time talking about the Qur’an, complaining of the treatment of Muslims overseas and justifying the attack
The Canadian Press
Mar 18th, 2015
Her, August Osage County and Lone Survivor: reviews
Joaquin, Meryl and Mark face stress, each in their own way, in the week’s new films.
Jan 9th, 2014
Running for president... of Afghanistan
Fawzia Koofi was born into a polygamous family in Badakshan, Afghanistan.
Mar 6th, 2013
Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary
Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.
Feb 7th, 2013