Ellen Page alleges director Brett Ratner outed her, says sexually suggestive Remarks made her feel ‘violated’

Canadian actress Ellen Page says filmmaker Brett Ratner made her feel “violated” with alleged remarks about her sexuality that outed her to peers when she was 18. In a lengthy post to Facebook on Friday, Page alleged Ratner once suggested to a girl standing next to her that she have sex with the Halifax native “to make her understand she’s […]

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Inspection: Daddy’s Home 2 is an indefensible group effort in Collapse

0 out of 4 stars Title Daddy’s House Two Composed by Sean Anders and John Morris Directed by Sean Anders Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson Classification PG Nation USA Language Language If the mythical Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky spoke the truth — and looking at , there’s little doubt he was one to tell a […]

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Martin Starr talks about his role in Inifinity Baby as a moral compass in a troubled time

The best defence in a terrifying world is not to grow up. There’s a great deal of that happening in Infinity Baby, Bob Byington’s dry-witted humor about the fear of commitment and genetically modified babies that require minimal maintenance rather than age. Featured in the cast is Martin Starr, best known for his roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the […]

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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri defies expectations

3.5 out of 4 stars Title Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Written by Martin McDonagh Directed by Martin McDonagh Starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell Genre Drama Classification 14A Country U.K./U.S. Language English Year 2017 Midway through Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, a fawn appears, Bambi-like, in a clearing. The grieving Mildred Hayes, the film’s protagonist, almost shakes […]

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Disney reverses L.A. Times blacklist after Networking dissent

The critics have spoken. Responding to a cascading wave of adverse response, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar the Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its films. “We have had productive talks with the recently installed leadership in the Los Angeles Times regarding our unique concerns, and consequently, we have agreed to restore access […]

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A Movie like Dunkirk is Exactly What Toronto’s Cinesphere was Created  for

The short movie North of Superior, which launched the Imax format as well as the Cinesphere movie theater at Toronto’s Ontario Place back in 1971, starts with a modest technical witticism. Down in the bottom of the giant black screen, a small, unimpressive rectangle of glistening blue water seems temporarily. That would be about the size of your normal movie […]

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Inspection: Thor: Ragnarok injects some levity to a bloated franchise

3 out of 4 stars Title Thor: Ragnarok Composed by Eric Pearson, Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost Directed by Taika Waititi Starring Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett Classification PG Nation USA Language Language There’s a zippy celebrity cameo off the top of Thor: Ragnarok, the 63rd (fine, 17th) movie in what has been christened the Marvel […]

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Killing of a Sacred Deer director Lanthimos on a mythical story in a Contemporary  setting

Director Yorgos Lanthimos first came to international attention in 2009 with Dogtooth, a surreal drama co-written in Greek with Efthymis Filippou. In 2015, the pair ventured into English with the gender satire The Lobster. For his next English-language movie, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lanthimos puts a mythic narrative in a contemporary setting as he follows the odd relationship […]

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