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Impossible Tom Cruise stunts, teen life in Eighth Grade and real journalism in Shock & Awe
Plus class and race issues in Blindspotting, three good ones at the VanCity, and, for the kids, Teen Titans playing around with the movies
Jul 27th, 2018
The Mummy with Tom Cruise, pure hokum; try Megan Leavey or Churchill instead
Or maybe It Comes at Night or My Cousin Rachel. They have their supporters.
Jun 8th, 2017
New action with Tom Cruise, our Academy Awards hopeful and the return of a classic
And much more: two glimpses inside North Korea, a cool Canadian film, a cameraperson’s scrapbook and Ewan McGregor’s shaky debut as a director
Oct 20th, 2016
Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation, Vacation, and a historic debate
Reviews of the latest Mission Impossible, Vacation, Best of Enemies, Tangerine, Madame Bovary and Eden
Jul 30th, 2015
Tom Cruise’s fiery comeback, Marion Cotillard’s travails as The Immigrant and a grueling desert trek in Tracks
Note also the tragic teen love affair of The Fault in our Stars
Jun 6th, 2014
Tom Cruise upstaged by visual effects in Oblivion. Plus: My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Japanese B-movies and Projecting Change
Tom Cruise makes a rare excursion into science fiction with Oblivion.
Apr 19th, 2013
Rock of Ages, That's My Boy, The Artist is Present, Foreverland and more films reviewed
Tom Cruise is the scene stealer in the film version of the Broadway’s Rock of Ages.
Jun 15th, 2012
How Scientologists celebrate the holidays
Scientologists celebrate the holidays, too.
Dec 21st, 2011
Christmas movies: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Sherlock Holmes 2, Mission Impossible 4 and Young Adult
Gary Oldman is the new George Smiley, the spy fiction favorite from John Le Carre’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.
Dec 16th, 2011
Brad Pitt back pedals on Jen Aniston marriage diss
Brad Pitt tried to smooth over his comments about his marriage to Jennifer Aniston in the upcoming Parade Magazine. During a recent interview, he let slip these comments: "It became very...
Sep 16th, 2011