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Review: The I’s have it in this week’s releases Special

This week’s releases include a magnificent, Oscar-nominated performance; a stunning spectacle in space; two highly entertaining series from HBO; and an adorably informative nature documentary.

Review: Closing films at Human Rights Watch Fest about improving life Special

The last three days of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival features stories about challenging the status quo to improve people’s lives.

Review: ‘It Follows’ is horror at its best Special

‘It Follows’ is a breakthrough horror movie that revives less ostentatious aspects of the genre to deliver the best film in the category this year.

Local restaurant calls out dishonest reviewer on Yelp

Millbrae - The owner of a Chinese restaurant in California, took a stand against a dishonest review, and he says he has video to disprove the negative comments.

Review: ‘The Riot Club’ inspires conversation, but is it the right one? Special

The authentic performances in ‘The Riot Club’ make it difficult to watch, but it does not add much to the conversation of inequality.

Review: ‘Home’ relies on funny characters to alleviate predictable story Special

‘Home’ is a cute and simple animated comedy about an alien outcast who befriends an Earthling after his species invades her planet.

Review: New on DVD for March 24 Special

This week’s releases include one last adventure in Middle-Earth; a musical mash-up; a raw documentary about fame and misfortune; and a favourite ‘80s romantic mismatch.

Review: ‘Tracers’ uses parkour to enhance the film’s appeal Special

‘Tracers’ is a high-speed action movie that gives audiences an up-close view of freerunning as its characters leap from one danger to the next.

Review: ‘Backcountry’ uses nature’s monster to provide its scares Special

‘Backcountry’ is a thriller that could make campers rethink their next trip — if the protagonists didn’t make so many mistakes along the way.

Review: ‘The Gunman’ follows the beaten path rather than carve its own Special

‘The Gunman’ follows in the footsteps of most recent Liam Neeson movies in which a retired mercenary must fend off would-be assassins while trying to discover who is supplying the guns-for-hire.

Review: ‘Insurgent’ doesn’t stand alone, but it’s on solid ground Special

‘Insurgent’ is the second part in a trilogy that takes its characters on a new but somewhat familiar path in anticipation of a totally different course in the closing chapter.

Review: New on DVD for March 17 Special

This week’s releases include a couple of misguided horror movies; two TV series rooted in history; epic missions by renowned heroes; an entertaining dramatic comedy from Chris Rock; and an adrenaline-fuelled documentary.

Review: ‘The Cobbler’ isn’t the only one having an identity crisis Special

‘The Cobbler’ is an uncomfortable mix of family drama and silly comedy as a man confronts his roots while exploring his newfound ability to change his physical appearance at will.

Review: ‘Cinderella’ recreates magic of animated classic Special

The live-action ‘Cinderella’ captures all the magic of Disney’s animated classic from its beautiful look to its fairy-tale characters. And ‘Frozen Fever’ is an entertaining follow-up to the 2013 feature that still has people singing its praises.

Review: Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Chappie’ still has some major glitches Special

Writer/director Neil Blomkamp’s third sci-fi feature, ‘Chappie,’ is an innovative look at artificial intelligence, though it’s not without its flaws.

Review: ‘The Intruders’ left something behind Special

In ‘The Intruders,’ a young woman feels something sinister is afoot in her creepy new house, but debates whether it’s imaginary, supernatural or corporeal.

Review: 'Chappie' is jack-of-all trades, master of none Special

A sci-fi movie that's a weird melange of Robocop, Call of Duty, Short Circuit, and a Michel Gondry music video all in one. Clearly, Chappie suffers from an identity crisis.

Review: Retrospective shows Barbara Stanwyck was force to reckon with Special

The Barbara Stanwyck retrospective at TIFF Bell Lightbox highlights an accomplished career of many strong female characters.

Review: ‘Big News from Grand Rock’ has funny consequences Special

‘Big News from Grand Rock’ is a low-key comedy about a newspaper reporter who tries to save his paper with fake stories only to discover one of them may have been closer to the truth than he thought.

Review: New on DVD for February 24 Special

This week’s releases include two (and a half) Academy Award winners; the gruelling final season and the latest shock-filled season of two acclaimed series; a low-budget slasher that relies on its ingenuity; and a comedy that could have used more of it.

Review: New reality series gives viewers crash course in filmmaking Special

This week’s releases include an Oscar nominee and one deserving of more recognition; a reality series that goes deep behind the camera; a couple of unexpectedly satisfactory horror pictures; and the inspiration for a ‘90s phenomenon.

Review: Hard-hitting documentary shorts make Oscar’s nominee list Special

The Academy Awards nominees for Best Documentary Short are a little glum, while simultaneously relating stories of compassion and endurance.

Review: Oscar-nominated Animated shorts are no small matter Special

This year’s nominees for the animated shorts category at the Academy Awards illustrate the genre’s ability to reflect and entertain.

Review: Oscar Live Action shorts demonstrate the range of possibilities Special

The five live action shorts nominated by the Academy Awards this year vary greatly from each other, but are all commendable in their distinctiveness.

Review: New on DVD for February 3 Special

This week’s releases include a trio of Studio Ghibli films new to Blu-ray; a top-notch action picture; and a horror movie that doesn’t venture outside the box.

Review: ‘Wild Card’ is dreadfully undefined Special

‘Wild Card’ is a disjointed narrative about a man who is many things, but would be more captivating if he would choose just one.

Review: ‘A Most Violent Year’ is most excellent Special

‘A Most Violent Year’ is a solid character drama in which its protagonist struggles to run a legitimate business while surrounded by criminal activity.

Review: New on DVD for January 27 Special

This week’s releases include an old and new war drama; an Oscar-nominated performance alongside a plain-clothed superhero; a captivating story of betrayal and vengeance in two parts; and a silly sequel to an exhausted franchise.

Review: ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ is a new kind of vampire story Special

‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ is a skillfully constructed Iranian vampire love story from first-time writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour.

Review: Jennifer Aniston’s 'Oscar snub' for ‘Cake’ may not be unwarranted Special

‘Cake’ contains a marvellous performance by Jennifer Aniston, but being the best part of a film can sometimes be a disservice.
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