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Predictions for the 32nd Genie Awards

Now that we’ve gotten past the formality of those “other awards” it’s time to get down to business on some meaningful trophies. Canada has never cranked out as many films at such a high level as it has over the past few years, and the ability...

Review: The Iron Lady

How far would you be willing to go to display a truly brilliant performance? That is bound to be the question on the minds of anyone wandering out of a screening of   The Iron Lady . Make no bones about it, Meryl Streep’s performance is brilliant. It cuts much...

Review: War Horse

Any review of Steven Spielberg’s latest offering,   War Horse ,  needs to begin with the following information: it is a perfectly fine film. There really isn’t anything wrong with the movie. It’s technically sound, emotionally uplifting and has your...

Roman Polanski, TIFF unleash Carnage

Roman Polanski has always been kind of a funny guy. Maybe he’s not always funny in the conventional making-everyone-laugh sense, but at the very least funny in the odd, off-the-map, Fargo -descriptive kind of way. But a strange thing happens about five or ten...

Review: The Artist

If ever a film were custom-designed to charm the pants off a Toronto audience, The Artist – Michel Hazanavicius’ mostly-silent ode to the death of silent film ““ is it. But that’s in no way a bad thing. The Artist treads on familiar territory....