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Review: A WRINKLE IN TIME, A Mystery, A Puzzle, A Diverse Adventure

Admirably ambitious, Ava DuVernay's adaptation of a beloved literary classic gently yet firmly asserts its independence from expectations. First published in 1962, Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time won a Newbery Medal and other awards. Its popularity with children has...

Blu-ray Review: Alexander Payne's ELECTION Gets the Criterion Vote

What is that irritating buzzing sound, anyway...? Is it a bee? In this movie, they’ve been known to sting philandering high school teachers, right in the eye. Is it the flickering fluorescent lighting in George Washington Carver High School? That’s...

Review: In SING, Animals Compete, But No One Dies

Watching Sing, a bland animated musical featuring the voices of Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Seth MacFarlane and many more, I struggled to recall the joys and pleasures of Son of Rambow. That film was the sophomore effort of...

Review: HOT PURSUIT Is A Cold Annoyance

There are some who might find the new Reese Witherspoon/Sofía Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit to be a perfectly viable waste of time. But I didn't think it was so hot. Before the movie's advance screening, the token hired security guard stepped...

AnarchyVision: Jason Gorber Talks WILD, GEMMA BOVARY, And TIFF's Canada Top 10

A bunch of TIFF-themed releases are making their way to theatres this week. Wild shows Reese Witherspoon wandering in the wilderness, while Gemma Bovary is a cute, if slight, redux of the Flaubert classic. I also take a look at this...

Review: WILD, Featuring A Committed And Captivating Reese Witherspoon

Taking on another true story after his hugely successful Dallas Buyer's Club, director Jean-Marc Vallée this time turns his lens to the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman with a past who takes it upon herself to hike hundreds of...

Toronto 2014 Review: WILD, A Decent Film

Taking on another true story after his hugely successful Dallas Buyer's Club, Jean-Marc Vallée this time turns his lens onto the story of Cheryl Strayed, a woman with a past who takes it upon herself to hike hundreds of...

Watch: Deleted Scene From Atom Egoyan's DEVIL'S KNOT

Atom Egoyan's Memphis Three drama Devil's Knot dropped on Blu-ray and DVD yesterday. We have a deleted scene from the film to share with you. Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth star in this gripping film based on the true story of...

Review: MUD Soars Far Beyond Its Roots

Jeff Nichols is fully in tune with nature and how people relate to it, reminiscent of certain Australian filmmakers in the 1970s. The feature films he has made so far are pure pieces of modern Americana, though, reflecting a sensibility...