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Movie theatres are shut down, so what’s streaming?
Some modest recommendations and stay for the last one, an alarm about what has happened to the internet.
Mar 19th, 2020
Joaquin’s raging revenge, Amy’s fight against body shaming and a different boy-and-horse yarn
Also surveillance in a love story, a speculation on a Canadian indigenous mystery, Supertroopers making jokes about Canada and a mistep into the spy genre by Wim Wenders
Apr 20th, 2018
Reviews of Their Finest, superb, Maudie, heartrending, Black Code, a digital-age warning
Also Canadian films get a special day (in some places a week) and a pilgrim trek suitable for Easter
Apr 11th, 2017
Bourne is back, Woody Allen offers a trifle and Bad Moms are exactly that
And two films for youth are worth your while: Nerve with a social media caution and Phantom Boy, a glistening animated film from France
Jul 29th, 2016
Top cop wanted B.C. terror suspects away from distraction of video games, drugs
'They weren't motivated to do much of anything except play video games,' says defence lawyer.
The Canadian Press
Jul 14th, 2015
Films about real people: Stephen Hawking, Edward Snowden and Jon Stewart’s tale of a journalist jailed in Iran
Your alternative is some dumb foolery with Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels
Nov 14th, 2014
Canada's spy watchdogs should not be acting as lobbyists
Many are expressing outrage now that the public has become aware that Chuck Strahl is acting as a lobbyist for Enbridge, the company hoping to build a controversial oil pipeline...
Jan 17th, 2014
Surveillance Trojan Horse or Big Brother in disguise?
Last week saw the announcement of dangerous new online spying legislation - supposedly aimed at tackling the serious issue of cyberbullying. According to legal experts, Bill C-13...
Nov 26th, 2013
Reviews of Closed Circuit,The Grandmaster, One Direction: This is Us
Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall can’t shake the surveillance in Closed Circuit
Aug 29th, 2013
Personal information at risk as spying agencies tap the cloud
The move towards the security and efficiency of data-sharing and cloud-based computing is at risk as increased government surveillance exploits access to our data
Jul 10th, 2013