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New Movies

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

A terrific Argo by Ben Affleck, plus Seven Psychopaths, Sinister, and Antiviral: reviews

Ben Affleck in Argo. He heads to Iran for the rest of the Canadian Caper story.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Winnie and Frankenweenie: reviews

Emma Watson and Logan Lerman endure high school in The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

VIFF picks for Tuesday and Wednesday: Lore, Tabu, Helpless, Haydn and Johnny Cash

Facing up to World War 2 damage and guilt in the VIFF film called Lore.