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Your numerology cycles: April
Magic reelism: smoke & mirrors
Rx for youngsters: Take physic, pomp
Two good kids films (though one is better for adults) and...
"Never the Last," a virtuosic séance
A rock and a hard place
Super hero fun, a not so good Stephen King adaptation and a...
Notes on the revised Dumbo; some worthy Canadian films and...
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.
Dec 28th, 2012
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.
Dec 21st, 2012
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.
Dec 14th, 2012
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.
Dec 7th, 2012
Four stars for Anna Karenina, less for Hitchcock, Killing Them Softly and Back to 1942
Keira Knightley plays literature’s elegant but most suffering-for-love woman, Anna Karenina.
Nov 30th, 2012
Lincoln’s history lesson,Twilight’s energetic exit and Chasing Ice’s climate change testimony
Two big films for two audiences: the fifth Twilight for young people; Lincoln for the adults.
Nov 16th, 2012
James Bond entertains in Skyfall, plus Remembrance Day cartoon, two gay films and Jewish Film Festival
Daniel Craig is back in action as Bond, James Bond.
Nov 9th, 2012
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
Nov 2nd, 2012
Reviews of Cloud Atlas, The Imposter, In Their Skin, and The Color Wheel
Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and others play multiple characters in Cloud Atlas.
Oct 26th, 2012
Sarah Polley captivates in Stories, Nicole Kidman sensual in Paperboy, Canadian Rebelle shines: review
Sarah Polley searches for the truth about her father, her family and herself in Stories We Tell.
Oct 17th, 2012