Review: Great intentions outweigh Ability in Holocaust Movie Paradise

2.5 out of 4 stars Title Paradise Composed by Andrrey Konchalovskiy and Elena Kiseleva Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy Starring Yuliya Vysotskaya and Viktor Sukhorukov Genre Drama Language Language Year 2016 It seems almost pointless to say by this point in history, but films about the Holocaust are always tremendously complicated undertakings. To capture the terror, to make sense of this […]

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Toronto filmmakers go from web series to festival circuit with The Definites

For six months beginning in late 2014, net series Whatever, Linda founders Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson chronicled their careers as young, female manufacturers in the . With their first feature film, The Definites, having premiered in the Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, N.C., this past week, The Globe checked back in with the producing partners overnbsp;e-mail. In one of the […]

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Review: The Star’s take on the nativity of Jesus is Somewhat amusing but mostly boring

2 out of 4 stars Title The Star Composed by Carlos Kotkin, Tom Sheridan and Simon Moore Directed by Timothy Reckart Starring Steven Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth and Tyler Perry Genre Cartoon Classification PG Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 In Sony Animation’s new faith-based holiday movie, a star is tired. Helmed by animator and filmmaker Timothy Reckart, The Star places […]

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Documentary looks at Regent Park community’s Answer to revitalization

When the revitalization of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood was first announced in 2003, the response from the community was mixed. The new documentary My part of the City looks at responses from the neighborhood’s young artists. One of these comes from Jael Cabey Jones, who at the film weighs in on the observable erasure of her community with this: “I […]

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Tony-winning Come From Away musical to get Canadian film adaptation

The hit homegrown musical “Come From Away” is becoming the big-screen therapy. The Mark Gordon Company says it’s going to produce and fund a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning show. Canadian husband-and-wife composing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein — who penned the book, lyrics and music — will also accommodate the feature screenplay. The series is set […]

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Inside Celebrity Jacob Tremblay’s bubble-boy career

“I know I will never be an ordinary child.” The quotation comes from August (Auggie) Pullman, the protagonist in the new film Wonder. Portrayed by the young British Columbian Jacob Tremblay, Auggie is a soulful child influenced by genetic disorder which causes facial deformities. Stephen Chbosky’s film, based on a 2012 book of the same title by R.J. Palacio, is […]

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Review: Murder on the Orient Express’s modernization Effort fails to connect

2 out of 4 stars Title Murder on the Orient Express Composed by Michael Green Directed by Kenneth Branagh Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer and Judi Dench Genre Mystery Classification PG Nation Malta/USA Language Language Year 2017 Perhaps it’s no coincidence that francophone celebrities are not throw as Hercule Poirot; though his nationality was motivated by real Belgian […]

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