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Crazy Rich Asians, family pressure, Alpha, life pre-history, Wall, the Middle-East divide
Also: sky watching and wondering in Cielo; sympathy for Nico and violence and Mark Wahlberg at Mile 22
Aug 17th, 2018
Another big one for The Rock, Jon Hamm’s dip into Middle Eastern strife and drama in and after residential schools
Also a calming visit to a Buddhist retreat, a legendary tennis match and seniors proclaiming “It’s never too late.”
Apr 12th, 2018
Bourne is back, Woody Allen offers a trifle and Bad Moms are exactly that
And two films for youth are worth your while: Nerve with a social media caution and Phantom Boy, a glistening animated film from France
Jul 29th, 2016
Spy antics in 'American Ultra', 'Bikes vs Cars' around the world and a funny man’s beginnings
Also a surreal Canadian musical, a bleak view of millennials and a bland horror film
Aug 20th, 2015
'Man from UNCLE', rappers' 'Outta Compton' and sexy stuff in a 'Teenage Girl’ diary
Also a quick history of Women’s Lib, a wannabe screwball comedy and uplifting homilies beautifully animated
Aug 13th, 2015
A former Bond makes like Bourne and Susan Sarandon plays police in Ontario
And watch for a clever Hollywood satire with two versions of Robin Wright.
Aug 23rd, 2014
Pompeii is buried, spies shoot up Europe and the nature of art is considered in the week’s new movies
A Toronto-generated vision of ancient Rome’s doomed city of Pompeii
Feb 21st, 2014
RED 2 and Turbo disappoint, The Hunt and The Conjuring get scary and The Act of Killing amazes
They try hard but Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary Louise Parker and Helen Mirren deliver less in the sequel RED 2.
Jul 19th, 2013
Samsara is stunning, The Words is thoughtful, Farewell My Queen is deluxe, Iron Sky and For a Good Time, Call...dumb
Exotic images from around the world combine for a universal message in Samsara.
Sep 6th, 2012
The Bourne Legacy re-boots nicely, Hope Springs stark on marriage, Kumaré probes religion and Killer Joe gets nasty
Jeremy Renner is the new man running for his life in The Bourne Legacy.
Aug 9th, 2012