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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.

‘The Boy Next Door’ quickly loses its appeal Special

‘The Boy Next Door’ starts off steamy but gets cooler with every passing minute, and not even the hot bodies of Jennifer Lopez and Ryan Guzman can turn back up the heat.

Review: ‘The Humbling’ is a quirky comedy that embraces its insanity Special

Al Pacino stars in Barry Levinson’s ‘The Humbling,’ a film about an aging stage actor who’s lost his mojo and is simultaneously losing touch with reality. A plot that sounds familiar, but not quite.

Review: Julianne Moore earns more than just an Oscar nom in ‘Still Alice’ Special

Julianne Moore delivers an outstanding performance in ‘Still Alice,’ in which she portrays a woman diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s.

Review: ‘Why Don’t You Play in Hell?’ is bloody good fun Special

‘Why Don’t You Play in Hell?’ is Sion Sono’s blood-soaked, comedic send-up to guerilla filmmaking and 35 mm film that concludes with a sword fight to glory.

Review: New on DVD for January 20 Special

This week’s releases include a few horror movies of varying quality; an Oscar-nominated animated movie; and the directorial debut of a veteran actor.

Review: Oscar-nominated doc ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ offers unique account Special

‘Last Days in Vietnam’ is a commanding Oscar-nominated documentary recounting the events just before the fall of Saigon, including evacuation efforts.

Review: 'Blackhat' isn’t getting past any quality filters Special

Michael Mann’s ‘Blackhat’ is a film fraught with problems as it tries to tell the story of a Chinese-American collaborative effort to apprehend a cyber-terrorist.

Review: ‘Paddington’ movie is sweeter than marmalade Special

‘Paddington’ is an absolutely delightful screen adaptation that tells the story of a young bear who moves from the Amazon to London in search of a new home and family.

Review: ‘Two Days, One Night’ is an inspiring one-woman tour de force Special

‘Two Days, One Night’ is the turbulent journey of one woman who balances desperation and determination as she attempts to convince her co-workers not to fire her.

Review: New on DVD for January 13 Special

This week’s releases include the end of an era on HBO; a start-ups worst nightmare; a meatier but familiar narrative; an excellent Kiwi horror comedy; a sweet love story; and every girl’s best friends from the ‘80s.

TopFinds: Charlie Hebdo shootings; Marriott Wi-Fi controversy

Paris sees its worst violence in years as 12 people are killed at the office of magazine Charlie Hebdo. Marriott is in hot water over its Wi-Fi policy. The ongoing "sex slave" scandal may see Bill Clinton subpoenaed. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: ‘Taken 3’ closes the series with a thud, not a bang Special

Bryan Mills’ daughter is safe for most of ‘Taken 3’, but the same cannot be said for audiences seeking out the security of a formerly enjoyable franchise.

Review: New on DVD for January 6 Special

This week’s releases include a film that would be an awards contender in a dimmer year; a couple of strong first seasons; and two gripping thrillers that remind us not to allow strangers into our homes.

TopFinds: White House photos of the year; 'Blue Hole of Belize'

The White House's annual year in photos shows some candid moments. A mysterious blue hole in Belize may explain the demise of Mayan civilization. Hawaii sees a rare, invasive coconut crab. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Review: Something is lost ‘Into the Woods’ Special

‘Into the Woods’ merges several fairy tales into an unexceptional musical about a baker and his wife tasked with collecting four magical items for a witch.

Review: ‘Unbroken’ features relentless performances Special

‘Unbroken’ is based on the inspiring memoirs of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic long-distance athlete who became a prisoner of war during WWII.
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