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Review: ‘James White’ is a no-holds-barred emotional rollercoaster Special

‘James White’ is an intensely emotional portrait of a young man who bottles up his own issues to help his mother during a difficult time.

Review: ‘Farhope Tower’ of terror opens Canadian horror fest Special

‘Farhope Tower’ is a competent haunted house story that is constantly building out its narrative without ever straying too far from its core plot. Shot in Niagara Falls, the film opens The Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival.

Review: The red and green in this week’s releases aren’t the jolly kind Special

This week’s releases include a little horror for the holidays; an animated Oscar contender; another witty season of female-driven comedy; and possibly the greatest bad movie ever made.

Review: Saoirse Ronan sweeps viewers off their feet in ‘Brooklyn’ Special

‘Brooklyn’ is a charming tale of love and finding one’s home that is carried exquisitely by Saoirse Ronan who plays an Irish immigrant making a fresh start in the New York borough.

Review: ‘Love the Coopers’ is smothered in sugary melodrama Special

‘Love the Coopers’ is the latest middling compilation of characters trying to navigate the holidays with their equally dissatisfied family members.

Review: New on DVD for November 10 Special

This week’s releases include an incredibly well-planned spin-off series; a less successful reboot; a stirring and unique post-apocalypse film; and a TV series that always seems to balance out.

Review: ‘The Peanuts Movie’ is the big screen reunion fans hoped for Special

“What once was old is new again.” This phrase can be applied to a number of trends in various industries of pop culture as former favourites are repurposed, rebooted and reimagined.

Review: ‘Spectre’ isn’t the retirement party this Bond deserved Special

‘Spectre’ is the weakest of the Daniel Craig-era Bond movies, but when its predecessors have been so impressive that just means it’s good instead of great.

Review: ‘The Assassin’ presents a strong, silent female hero Special

‘The Assassin’ is a high-tension, female-driven action movie that balances action with aesthetic, and trusts in the ability of its lead actress.

Review: ‘Room’ begins where most stories about captivity end Special

‘Room’ is a powerful, award-winning drama that depicts the life of a mother and son during and after their captivity, and the difficulties presented by both circumstances.

Review: ‘Deathgasm’ hooks audiences right up until the big finish Special

‘Deathgasm’ is a heavy metal horror story that regales audiences with its loud and gory tale of a group of kids who mistakenly summon a world-ending demon.

Review: ‘The Hallow’ finds its monster in Irish folklore Special

The woodland creatures in ‘The Hallow’ create a tangible nightmare for a couple who discover not all folklore is to be taken with a grain of salt.

Review: Retro is in for this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a comprehensive collector’s edition of a cult classic; an award-winning horror comedy; a compelling TV event from M. Night Shyamalan; and an indie darling.

Review: Offbeat comedy ‘Rock the Kasbah’ gets a little off-key Special

‘Rock the Kasbah’ is a quirky comedy starring Bill Murray as a music manager who finds his censored star in an Afghan cave.

Review: 'The Last Witch Hunter' is a compilation of oversights Special

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ forgets fantasy is about solid storytelling and instead focuses on the picture’s special effects.

Review: ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ is a gift-wrapped Halloween treat Special

‘A Christmas Horror Story’ is an excellent horror anthology that takes on the cheery holiday with gleefully gory results.

Review: Not everyone is going to make it in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include some mediocre horror and thrillers boosted by a ‘90s favourite; an in-depth look at the mafia; a big picture disaster movie to a fault; and a war drama with a unique perspective.

Review: ‘Experimenter’ is the human perspective of a scientific coup Special

‘Experimenter’ is an unconventional biopic chronicling Stanley Milgram’s behavioural research and the varied impact it would have on the rest of his career, featuring an outstanding performance by Peter Sarsgaard.

Review: ‘Bridge of Spies’ is a stirring but welcome crossing Special

‘Bridge of Spies’ is a dialogue-heavy historical drama from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which manages to take its characters out of the typically stuffy back rooms and engage audiences for the entire length of its narrative.

Review: ‘Pan’ fails to find balance between story and theatrics Special

‘Pan’ is the newly imagined origin story of the beloved characters of ‘Peter Pan’ that doesn’t exhibit any commitment to its inspiration, but instead creates a wild world of radiant imagery and exaggerated characters.

Review: ‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead’ is true to National Lampoon Special

‘Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon’ is the unabashed chronicle of the controversial magazine’s even more controversial existence.

Review: ‘The Walk’ is no average stroll down memory lane Special

‘The Walk’ is the striking retelling of Philippe Petit’s awe-inspiring high-wire walk in the ‘70s, which also pays tribute to the influence of the World Trade Center towers.

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

This week’s releases include a noteworthy anniversary; an eccentric Asian crime drama; a reunion with all the right stuff; a different take on the rape-revenge narrative; and a lot of TV.

Review: ‘Mississippi Grind’ follows friends to the bottom of the barrel Special

‘Mississippi Grind’ is a brief but captivating encounter with a career gambler who finds a friend in a younger carefree man willing to go along for the ride.

Review: The Choetech Circle makes wireless charging simple for everybody

With the number of devices that support wireless charging quickly growing, there has never been a better time to start using the new technology. Choetech's circle charger is a good-looking, easy way to cut the cord from any Qi-compatible device.

Review: ‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ is as accurate as it is alarming Special

‘The Stanford Prison Experiment’ is an accurate and unsettling re-enactment of the 1971 study that recreated a prison environment with student volunteers to alarming effect.

Review: TIFF 15 — 'Ninth Floor' exposes a blind spot in Canada’s history Special

‘Ninth Floor’ reveals the superficiality of Canada’s allegedly endless tolerance by recounting the Sir George Williams University riot of 1969.

Review: Music and monsters are taking over this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a couple of old school movies; a “pitching” sequel; a critically-acclaimed TV series; and a beloved adventure that never gets old.

Review: TIFF 2015: ‘Desierto’ skillfully employs the desert’s vastness Special

Directed by the co-writer of ‘Gravity,’ ‘Desierto’ creates an agoraphobic experience in which one man takes it upon himself to protect his country’s borders with lethal force.

Review: TIFF 2015 — ‘Equals’ portrays a future of first and only loves Special

‘Equals’ is a satisfying science fiction romance that utilizes its lead actors’ natural talents to portray a future in which emotions are forbidden.
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