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Review: ‘Ouija’ isn’t much better than a cheap parlour trick Special

‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ is a conventional horror movie with a relatively interesting story and adequate build-up that unfortunately gives way to what is essentially a special effects montage.

Review: ‘War on Everyone’ is inappropriately hilarious Special

‘War on Everyone’ is a contrary buddy cop comedy in which the duo spend most of their time looking out for themselves at everyone else’s expense.

Review: This week’s releases will leave their mark on audiences Special

This week’s releases include a great horror movie that’ll make your skin crawl; a new chapter in a superhero series; a scene-stealing performance; an adorable animated film from Down Under; and the complete collection of a time-tested series.

Review: ‘Under the Shadow’ is frightening before the monster even arrives Special

‘Under the Shadow’ combines the real terrors of war with the mythical horror of a supernatural monster that threatens a family.

Review: ‘The Accountant’ doesn’t make a mistake in adding up its assets Special

‘The Accountant’ is a slow-burning, intense thriller about a man of many conflicts who must use his talents to save his life.

Review: ‘Denial’s need for balance short changes more interesting story Special

‘Denial’ is a methodical courtroom drama that deliberates the importance of truth in all realms and the limits of free speech in the same spheres.

Review: New on DVD for October 4 Special

This week’s releases include a holiday gone terribly wrong; the concluding seasons of two gripping series and the complete collections of two others; possibly the quirkiest dramedy of the year; and an incredibly well-crafted horror movie.

Review: ‘Deepwater Horizon’ puts audiences at the centre of the disaster Special

‘Deepwater Horizon’ is a remarkably intense depiction of a wide-reaching disaster that focuses on the people at its epicentre.

Review: ‘The Magnificent Seven’ updates the Western for modern audiences Special

‘The Magnificent Seven’ remake is a Western at heart but action movie by definition, plausibly redefining the main characters and adding a lot of explosions.

Review: It’s time to relive some old memories with this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include childhood favourites celebrating special anniversaries; a film that sheds light on another aspect of the Civil War; a spin-off of a popular TV series; and a misplaced silent film from a master filmmaker.

Review: Everyone’s fighting to survive in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a Marvel war that exceeds expectations; a comedy that stays true to its absurd roots; a horror film from a skilled director; and the impressive celebratory release of a sci-fi classic.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘The Exception’ should be the rule in historical drama Special

‘The Exception’ is an incredibly engaging adaptation starring Christopher Plummer in a fictional account of the German Kaiser’s exile and re-acquaintance with the reigning powers during WWII.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘The Women’s Balcony’ has a great sense of humour Special

‘The Women’s Balcony’ is a humorous, feminist narrative about finding the right path to happiness and the subjectivity of righteousness.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘Raw’ is an intense depiction of growing up Special

The cannibalism in ‘Raw’ provides a commendably visceral representation of a reticent teenage girl’s experiences as a college freshman.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘The Belko Experiment’ is designed to ensure success Special

‘The Belko Experiment’ is an engaging thriller that takes audience into the centre of a trap designed to turn formerly amicable co-workers against each other in a ruthless fight for survival.

Review: ‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ still able to balance relatable & absurd Special

‘Bridget Jones’s Baby’ brings everyone’s favourite imperfect woman back to the big screen, but this time Bridget’s problems are a little more concrete than spending her birthday alone.

Review: TIFF 2016: ‘Catfight’ wrestles its way to the comedic top Special

‘Catfight’ is a hilarious movie about two women who literally and repeatedly try to beat each other to death following a chance post-college reunion. It had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Review: Reaching back into the past for this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a well-acted historical drama; much delayed insight into the trial of a century; classic Peanuts movies; a new approach for a long-running series; and a box set any fan and/or collector would be proud to own.

Review: ‘Morgan’ treads in the deep before moving to shallower territory Special

‘Morgan’ is a sci-fi thriller that spends some time debating the ethics and rights of its characters before activating its action mode.

Review: ‘Don’t Breathe’ holds on until the very end(s) Special

‘Don’t Breathe’ is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that turns the heist movie on its head, but sacrifices some of its intensity for everlasting suspense.

Review: Inner strength and determination permeate this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include the return of a cult movie legend; one of the year’s best comedies; the reimagining of an epic story; the feature debut of a rising director; and an unbelievable underdog tale.

Review: ‘Hell or High Water’ blends tradition with contemporary drama Special

‘Hell or High Water’ is an exceptional modern-day Western about two brothers willing to do anything to ensure their family’s future.

Review: Can’t take your eyes off ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ Special

‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ is a stunning and original stop-motion animation that is sure to mesmerize audiences of all ages.

Review: Nothing is what it seems in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include several classics with significant followings; the amusing yet unnecessary origin story of a popular app; a striking motion comic featuring a female heroine; and a second season that fortunately surpasses the first.

Review: New on DVD for August 9 Special

This week’s releases include a fascinating exploration of grief; a dark, animated portrayal of an age-old rivalry; a surprisingly gripping thriller; and the continued, graphic quest for medical improvement.

Review: A keen sense of humour runs through this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include another thrilling season catching bad guys; a raunchy comedy with a female lead; every joke from a hit comedy series; a musical coming-of-age story; and a compelling recreation of real-life events.

Review: This week’s releases put guns in questionable hands Special

This week’s releases include a return to a familiar neighbourhood; an intriguing action sci-fi; several character seeking revenge; and confused identities.

Review: ‘Lights Out’ is scary in all the right places Special

‘Lights Out’ is the disturbing feature-length adaptation of a short that went viral about a thing that lurks in the darkness when you turn off the lights.

Review: New on DVD for July 19 Special

This week’s releases include an action-packed sequel to a martial arts favourite; a battle decades in-the-making; a welcome definition of family; a gritty, coming-of-age story; and two horror movies that push the limits.

Review: New ‘Ghostbusters’ makes us feel good Special

‘Ghostbusters’ is almost a perfect reboot, finding the balance between an updated narrative and paying tribute to its predecessor.
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Still from ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot
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Will Self's ninth novel, "Umbrella".
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Peter (Garfield) and Gwen (Stone) falling in love
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A scene from 'Gabrielle'
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A bunch of kids give reviews of punk rock and indy music.
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A picture of a speed challenge which helps you learn the game in Transistor.
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Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'
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Peter (Garfield) contemplates his life as Spider-Man
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