Review: A Bad Mothers Christmas reaches for franchise Land by Substituting the PTA with the holidays

2 out of 4 stars Title A Bad Mothers Christmas Composed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Starring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language At the core of the Bad Mothers concept lies a fair social observation: that modern mothers are overburdened with domestic expectations. And […]

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Canadian film, TV leaders to meet about industry’s ‘prevalent’ sexual harassment

Canadian film and TV leaders are acknowledging that sexual harassment has also been a “widespread” part of the entertainment industry north of the border and have planned a meeting to discuss how to handle it. In the aftermath of the flood of allegations against dropped Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, writer-director James Toback and many others, the union representing Canadian celebrities, […]

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Helen Shaver, Don Shebib One of filmmakers celebrated at DGC Awards

Such acclaimed Canadian filmmakers as Helen Shaver, Bruce McDonald and Don Shebib were one of the artists celebrated at Saturday night’s 2017 Directors Guild of Canada Awards. The DGC, which represents over 5,000 people in the nation’s screen-based industry, handed out 19 awards Saturday aimed to emphasize the best directorial work in homegrown television and film over the last year. […]

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Review: Clooney’s Suburbicon is a waste of A-list talent

1 out of 4 stars Title Suburbicon Composed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, George Clooney and Grant Heslov Directed by George Clooney Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac Genre Drama Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 Let George Clooney’s effort at Coen Brothers cosplay be a lesson to anyone who believes that admiration transfers over to […]

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The Weinstein domino effect: Who is accused of sexual harassment thus far? Read the list

TABLE OF CONTENTS • • • • • Wallpaper: By Weinstein tonbsp;#metoo For three years, producer Harvey Weinstein was among Hollywood’s most powerful players. Miramax, the production firm he uttered with his brother Bob, won dozens of Oscars for films such as Shakespeare in Love, The English Patient and Pulp Fiction and launched the careers of big filmnbsp;stars. Rumours persisted […]

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Ruben Ostlund’s The Square seeks the Delight in moral dilemmas

Ruben Ostlund has a motto, which rings like a cheeky revision on Gordon Gekko’s famous proverb from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street: Guilt isnbsp;great. The 43-year-old Swedish filmmaker, who started making alpine ski movies prior to gaining international attention with his 2014 alpine ski-resort-set attribute Force Majeure and netting the prestigious Palme d’Or in Cannes earlier this year for The Square, […]

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Filmmaker Todd Haynes on Changing to a younger audience with Wonderstruck

At first glance, Todd Haynes’ decision to film Wonderstruck as his first post-Carol job felt strange, like following up a seven-course Michelin-starred meal with a plate of chicken fingers and crinkle-cut fries. Carol was the manager’s most acclaimed work, zeroing in on topics (queerness, cinematic nostalgia) that he has been mining his whole career. Wonderstruck was a children’s movie, more […]

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Review: Only the Brave is exciting to watch, but lacking in plot

2 out of 4 stars Title Only the Brave Composed by Ken Nolan and Eric Warren Singer Directed by Joseph Kosinski Starring Josh Brolin, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller and Jeff Bridges Genre Drama Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 Only the Brave is a film about municipal firefighters fighting wild fires in Arizona and its first action is […]

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