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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
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.
Oct 12th, 2012
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.
Oct 5th, 2012
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.
Oct 2nd, 2012