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Review: ‘Swiss Army Man’ is the solution to run-of-the-mill comedies Special

‘Swiss Army Man’ is a bizarre yet humorous movie that centres on the friendship of a desperate man and a gaseous corpse.

Review: ‘The Neon Demon’ is a spellbinding creature Special

‘The Neon Demon’ is a mesmerizing picture with a stunning visual style that constantly demands and rewards the viewer’s attention.

Review: This week’s releases range from hilarious to heartbreaking Special

This week’s releases include new high-def editions of classic sci-fi series; a well-lived comedy featuring a talented cast; a few library titles from some familiar actors’ early careers; and a thriller with an otherworldly twist.

Review: ‘Raiders!’ doc leaves audiences wanting more Special

‘Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’ is an amusing and inspiring tale of a group of kids with more drive than many adults and how that ambition can be sparked again years later.

Review: There are good reasons to remember ‘Finding Dory’ Special

‘Finding Dory’ reimagines the fish out of water story, taking the loveable trio to new depths where they find danger and inspiration, as well as some new friends.

Review: This week’s new releases find historical inspirations are best Special

This week’s releases include two military pictures representing both ends of the quality spectrum; an amusing portrayal of the “concrete jungle”; a unique stop-motion animation; two stunning re-releases; and a series with an incredible soundtrack.

Review: ‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies’ is a reserved rock doc Special

‘It’s So Easy and Other Lies’ is a documentary that recounts Guns N' Roses' guitarist Duff McKagan’s story in his own words, accompanied by appropriate audio and visual enhancements.

Review: Rock Jaw Audio Alfa Genus V2: High-quality budget earphones

Rock Jaw Audio is a British audio company specialising in high-quality headphones. Its Alfa Genus V2 in-ear set is the follow-up to one of the most highly-rated budget headphones, delivering customisable sound and a comfy design at a respectable price.

Review: ‘Into the Forest’ advocates a more natural existence Special

‘Into the Forest’ uses the cessation of the civilized world to examine the bond between two dissimilar sisters drawn together in survival.

Review: New on DVD for May 31 Special

This week’s releases include various wars at various times, occurring between mortals and gods, and in which second place almost surely means death.

Review: ‘Mr. Right’ is definitely a winner Special

‘Mr. Right’ is an eccentric, fast-paced romantic comedy that pairs the equally loveable Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell in an honest but insane relationship.

Review: ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is still an actor’s playground Special

‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ is exactly what you’d expect in a sequel to such a fantastic story — an even more fantastic tale with a different gimmick.

Review: ‘The Nice Guys’ have a lot of charm Special

‘The Nice Guys’ is a throwback within a throwback as unlikely partners Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe put on their goofy detective hats to solve a mystery in 1970s L.A.

Review: ‘High-Rise’ is a spectacular failed social experiment Special

‘High-Rise’ is an extremely stylized depiction of a total breakdown of society within the confines of a tower block that harkens back to dystopian pictures of the ‘70s.

Review: ‘Dark Horse’ is a heartwarming tale of underdogs with 2 to 4 legs Special

‘Dark Horse’ chronicles the life of a racehorse that led a working-class community to some of the UK’s most prestigious racing events.

Review: New on DVD for May 17 Special

This week’s releases include De Niro in a role suitable(?) for his age; a horror anthology with skilfully built atmosphere; a psychological thriller about a family’s devolution; and an excellent and dark anime series.

Review: ‘Sunset Song’ waxes poetic about female hardships on the farm Special

‘Sunset Song’ is an unglamorous depiction of being a woman living in rural Scotland with a war on the horizon and a farm to tend.

Review: Inateck's wooden earphones offer high-quality sound for low cost

Inateck has two new premium earphone sets for style-conscious audiophiles, the metal-and-wood BH1101 and the all-wood BH1105. Both models are a cut above typical earphones, offering clear, refined sound and a lightweight design at a reasonable price.

Review: The real villain in ‘Money Monster’ is capitalism Special

‘Money Monster’ is a fairly transparent social commentary directed by Jodie Foster that is boosted by an excellent cast.

Review: This week’s releases reach into recent history for inspiration Special

This week’s releases include this year’s early favourite for best superhero movie; another babysitter under threat; new releases related to beloved movies; and an early depiction of body horror.

Review: Hot Docs finds happiness in less than 60 minutes Special

In these polar opposite Hot Docs selections, “The Pursuit of Happiness” can be summed up for its subjects in less than an hour.

Review: Hot Docs makes ‘em laugh Special

Hot Docs lightens the mood with a couple of comedic selections in its “Special Presentations” section, featuring innovators from the screen and stage.

Review: There’s no two films alike in Hot Docs’ World Showcase Special

Hot Docs’ “World Showcase” includes a variety of selections that provide a glimpse of significant and/or interesting events from around the world.

Review: ‘Captain America: Civil War’ delivers on the big things Special

‘Captain America: Civil War’ does great with its more worrisome elements, but loses ground on generally reliable aspects of the franchise.

Review: Canada brings a woman’s perspective to Hot Docs Special

Two films in Hot Docs’ “Canadian Spectrum” explore women’s participation in war, past and present, voluntary and involuntary.

Review: New on DVD for May 3 Special

This week’s releases include an Oscar winner with a lot of depth; a teen fiction sci-fi picture that’s sure to see a sequel; a steelbook anniversary edition of a classic; and an entertaining take on the tomb raider narrative.

Review: ‘Green Room’ is the antithesis of calm Special

‘Green Room’ is a thriller that captivates audiences with relentless intensity as a punk band must fight for their lives against a group skinheads.

Review: Hot Docs provides new perspectives on familiar subjects Special

Werner Herzog returns to Hot Docs with a 10-part reflection on the internet, which will screen next to the latest explorations of scientology and abortion law in the U.S.

Review: Control is a major theme at Hot Docs 2016 Special

“Command + Control” is an intriguing programme at Hot Docs that includes in-depth investigations, which explore the effects of various forms of domination.

Review: New on DVD for April 26 Special

This week’s releases include an unexpected performance by Richard Gere; a new horror movie to add to the Christmas watch list; the return of the “brothers-in-law”; and a slasher movie send-up.
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