month : 03/2018 20 results
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Ready Player One Lacks Game

Movie review: Ready Player One Steven Spielberg may use computer-generated images better than anyone, but he lacks the metaphysical depth to question the essential difference between reality and artifice, turning this young adult version of The Matrix into a meaningless date with the future.

Meet Linnea Dick: Daughter of a Maker of Monsters

Interview: Linnea Dick - Meet Beau Dick: Maker of Monsters A new documentary and a retrospective of Beau Dick's work mark the anniversary of his passing, but for his daughter Linnea, the healing journey her father started is only just beginning. The 26-year-old has already battled addiction and depression, but she’s found a purpose in poetry, helping suicidal youth, and keeping her father’s legacy alive.
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Isle of Dogs Marks Wes Anderson’s Territory

Movie review: Isle of Dogs There’s the heavy sigh of melancholy that defines Anderson’s whole oeuvre in this second stop-motion piece of animation, but as it howls at the loss of childhood innocence, it also recreates a little chunk of magic by hand.

Young Warriors Turning Young Adult Fiction Into Reality

Popular Culture: Generation Shift Hits the Fan - #marchforourlives The March for Our Lives is a mission millennials have been training for their whole lives. Just look at the last 20 years of young adult fiction, says movie critic Katherine Monk. Whether it’s Harry Potter fighting the Ministry of Magic or Katniss Everdeen overthrowing President Snow, the next generation grew up with deeply moral role models who courageously confronted power. “If desperate times call for desperate measures, then I am free to act as desperately as I wish.” - Katniss Everdeen in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games By Katherine Monk They are expecting under half a million, but by the time the last bus empties onto the mall in D.C. Saturday morning, there’s a good chance “The March for Our Lives” to end gun violence will rival the numbers of the Million Man March in 1995, and the 1963 protest led by Martin Luther King Jr. Commentators on the Right will credit hacks from the Democrats ...
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Unsane Gets Under the Membrane

Movie review: Unsane Steven Soderbergh brings a fisheye lens and a personality experiment to a thriller set in a psychiatric  centre, where Claire Foy checks her crown for a hospital gown as Sawyer Valentini, an unwilling patient who believes her stalker is to blame.
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What The Foxtrot?

Movie review: Foxtrot Samuel Maoz takes the rituals of death notification into desolate territory as he mines internal and external conflicts within the Israeli psyche in his absurdist drama Foxtrot
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Laugh Your Head Off at The Death of Stalin, Or Off With Your Head

Movie Review: The Death of Stalin Dark satire set in the Soviet Union in 1953 finds bleak humour in the betrayals, slaughters and political manoeuvering of a host of communist leaders

Bidding Adieu to Dave Barrett

Tribute: Dave Barrett Funerals for public figures can often be stuffy affairs with formal speechmaking and half-hearted appeals to emotion, but the recent ceremonies for B.C.’s former premier were rife with real affection. By Rod Mickleburgh So, farewell then, Dave Barrett. A month after the remarkable NDP leader passed away, it was time for the public to bid adieu, formally and informally. The official state memorial in Victoria came first, followed the next day by what was more a gathering of the clans at Vancouver’s Croatian Cultural Centre, not that far from where Dave Barrett grew up on the city’s rough-and-tumble east side. Both events were packed, befitting the immeasurable contribution he made to the province of British Columbia during his short 39 months as its first socialist premier. (Unlike today’s New Democrats, he never shied from using the term “socialist.”) Beyond his political legacy, there was an outpouring of real affection for someone who had ...
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Loveless in a Literal State of Abandon

Movie review: Loveless The ghosts of the deceased Soviet ideal haunt Andrey Zvyagintsev’s story of a lost boy in the middle of a morphing Moscow as it shows us two parents more fascinated by their own phones than their son’s welfare.
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The Leisure Seeker: A Clunker That Revs Charm

Movie Review: The Leisure Seeker Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland reunite for a predictable ride into the sunset that pays a visit to On Golden Pond in an RV.