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A Star is Born, a triumph, The Sisters Brothers, Canadian-American, and new VIFF picks like The Happy Prince

Also Marvel’s newest and VIFF’s looking back at the disco and jazz eras, thinking about democracy and watching youth in two countries get into trouble

Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis

Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England

Misfires from Michael Mann and Clint Eastwood but also two gems: Winter Sleep and Paddington

Human relations and the weather get chilly in the Turkish film Winter Sleep.

A new Jennifer Lawrence, a new Madame Bovery and a scary chiller from Australia

Also: three movies with strong B.C. connections

Three entertaining films: American Hustle, Saving Mr. Banks and Anchorman 2

Christian Bale, Emma Thompson and Will Ferrell are the big draws in the week’s new movies

The Hangover Part III and Fast & Furious 6, summer sequels going in opposite directions

A monumental contest in the movie theaters: The Hangover Part III races against Fast & Furious 6.

Ryan Gosling does tremendous job in The Place Beyond the Pines

Ryan Gosling is the chief reason why The Place Beyond the Pines gets a high rating this week.

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.

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.

Alliance Live gives fans coveted tickets and exclusive peek into TIFF

Star-struck fans get a behind-the-scenes look at TIFF with the Alliance Live website.