Rooney Mara

Thor lightens up; Wonderstruck offers a time-spanning fantasy; Una is timely about sex abuse

Also harsh payback in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, nuns in training in Novitiate and more wild antics in A Bad Moms Christmas

Spectacular scenes at Dunkirk, poignant fantasy in A Ghost Story and movie treasures found in Dawson City

Also Marion Cotillard goes sexy in her latest film and Sikh history is corrected in The Black Prince

Music people as seen by Terrence Malick, bank robbery as revenge by seniors and a Smurfy surprise

Also the seeds of David Lynch’s art, a wrestling rom-com and European films at the Reel to Real Festival

A classic love story for Carol, the origins of Moby Dick and guilt in 3-D from Wim Wenders

Also a surreal essay on, well, almost everything by Laurie Anderson and a funny look at Canadian politics

Peter Pan like never before; our soldiers fighting for Hyena Road and predatory capitalism invading 99 Homes

Also a true heroine named Malala, creepy thrills in Goodnight Mommy and prosecuting war criminals in Labyrinth of Lies

A few VIFF picks for the weekend, including Le Week-End

Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan spend their anniversary in Paris but find a lot has changed

Oscar-nominated shorts are special; Side Effects and Identity Thief, just ordinary

Paperman and Maggie Simpson are among the short films with Academy Award nominations this year.

It's a wonderful time for the Oscars

It's been an underwhelming year for movies, but the Muppets will increase the ratings.

The 2012 Academy Awards red carpet predictions

What will Hollywood's leading ladies be wearing at the Oscars this year? VO has predictions on all the big fashion labels on the red carpet.

Murdered by America: "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo"

Why did David Fincher fix a movie that wasn't broken?