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Kristin Scott Thomas
Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival
And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn
Mar 2nd, 2018
Five more films worth catching at VIFF
Including an early award winner, a wildly funny party, a sad Swedish parallel to our treatment of indigenous people and the star architect who designed our latest hi-rise
Oct 9th, 2017
Reviews of Ant-Man, Mr. Holmes and Trainwreck plus four international films
Also Suite Francaise from France, About Elly from Iran, Jimmy’s Hall from Ireland and Strangerland from Australia with Nicole Kidman
Jul 17th, 2015
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
Rock of Ages, That's My Boy, The Artist is Present, Foreverland and more films reviewed
Tom Cruise is the scene stealer in the film version of the Broadway’s Rock of Ages.
Jun 15th, 2012
Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, Sarah’s Key, Vincere, Cosmonaut and Our Idiot Brother
Guy Pearce and his flashlight stalk the creatures his daughter stirred up in the basement in Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark. (read more)
Aug 26th, 2011