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Violence and style from John Wick, bios of two history makers and two modern love stories
And there’s more: a true-life literary con, an immigrant’s ploy, an ode to Jamaican women and an authentic farming how-to
May 16th, 2019
Crazy Rich Asians, family pressure, Alpha, life pre-history, Wall, the Middle-East divide
Also: sky watching and wondering in Cielo; sympathy for Nico and violence and Mark Wahlberg at Mile 22
Aug 17th, 2018
Movie reviews: Lawless, Compliance, Possession, and more
Prohibition and small town southern U.S. are nicely re-created in Lawless.
Aug 31st, 2012
The Bourne Legacy re-boots nicely, Hope Springs stark on marriage, Kumaré probes religion and Killer Joe gets nasty
Jeremy Renner is the new man running for his life in The Bourne Legacy.
Aug 9th, 2012
Terror in Colorado: The Dark Knight of No Soul
I must admit, I am stymied. How could such a thing happen? How could somebody be so completely insane that he committed such a treacherous, deliberate, premeditated, totally horrendous act against...
Jul 21st, 2012
Bruins’ thuggery sets template for playoff hockey violence
The Bruins set a precedent last year for players treating hockey like war, and now the violence is out of hand. With even Sidney Crosby starting to get in on the act, it's time to call for change.
Apr 18th, 2012
The Colours of the Mountain depicts armed conflict in Colombia through childrens' eyes
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth (April 13-20) presents "The Colours of the Mountain", a Colombian film about children's dreams and the inmiente violence emerging in their village.
Apr 13th, 2012
Violence expected as gang tensions flare in B.C.
Bystanders might fall innocent pray to retaliation, but girlfriends and associates of gangsters are the real concern, officers say.
Sep 20th, 2011
No task force on violence against aboriginal women
Action already under way, ministers say.
Jul 5th, 2011
Kill, kids, kill
It's a blood bath. But it's virtual. And its legality was confirmed today, as a U.S. Supreme Court decision today made kids' freedom to do virtual slaughters realer than ever.
Jun 27th, 2011