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Hot Docs 2017 Review: Strad Style

Antonio Stradivari was an eighteenth-century Italian violinmaker so famed for his high-quality craftsmanship that his violins are still considered the best ever.  Roughly 500 of his violins–called Strads–still exist, and violinists everywhere dream of...

Review: Born in China

Born in China, released on Earth Day, is a nature documentary following the lives of three animal families: a panda and her cub, a snow leopard and her two cubs, and a juvenile golden monkey outcast by his family. Although the documentary is a Disney co-production,...

Review: The Fate of the Furious

The Fate of the Furious, clocking in at two-and-a-quarter hours, is an ambitious action movie that is at least forty-five minutes longer than it should be. The action scenes — the true stars of the movie — will no doubt excite die-hard Fast and Furious...

Review: Chokeslam

What can be said about Chokeslam? Written and directed by Robert Cuffley, this Canadian film contributes more to the cultural landscape than a WWE match. And that’s not setting the bar high. Chokeslam follows Corey (Chris Marquette), a deli clerk living at home...

TIFF Kids 2017 Review: On Wheels

On Wheels (Sobre Rodas), a Brazilian film playing at this year’s TIFF Kids International Film Festival, is a rare example of an intelligently executed kids’ film that neither insults its audience nor overstays its welcome. Written and directed by Mauro...