Sarah Gadon

Michael and Alicia bring tears; Natalie Portman laments Israel’s history and a big French star gets small

Also an eerie war movie, redemption in Quebec and a mystery thriller filmed in Vancouver

Films with a pre-Rebel James Dean, Tom Hardy as twin gangsters and a future queen at play

Also corruption in Russia, resisting oppression in Iran and new movies from Europe and Vancouver

Cronenberg slams Hollywood, Nightcrawler slams TV news, a folk tale from Japan charms all

And Kiera Knightley stalls her growing up in Seattle

Ida relives history, John Hamm seeks a Million Dollar Arm and Godzilla stomps again

Also this week is Belle, a classy drama about fighting bigotry and slavery in 18th century England.

Young stars receive Birks Canadian Diamond award at Cannes Film Festival

Canadian actresses Sarah Gadon and Emily Hampshire were recognized last week as rising stars by Telefilm Canada and Birks Diamonds.