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Mile 22: 22 miles a minute and going nowhere

Movie Review: Mile 22 Mark Wahlberg plays a black ops specialist who meets his match in Iko Uwais’s cop-turned-double agent in Mile 22, a thriller that stalks, but never closes for the kill.
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BlacKkKlansman gets under the all-white hood

Movie Review: BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee's movie, based on the true story of a black policeman who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan, focuses on America’s enduring cultural history of racism.
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Puzzle puzzles but finds an odd fit

Movie review: Puzzle Marc Turtletaub’s English remake of an Argentine art-house favourite is a pretty box of carefully crafted small moments that form a big picture of a still life.  
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The Meh’g — a gaping maw that swallows cliché whole

Movie Review: The Meg Jason Statham proves bite-proof in a regurgitation of Jaws that sinks all the way to the bottom in a bid to go bigger
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Leave No Trace Gets Lost on Purpose

Movie Review: Leave No Trace Ben Foster and Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie take on the weight of a father and daughter looking for a place to call home in world that wavers between ambivalence and hostility.

Tim Wardle’s life changed at the hands of Three Identical Strangers

People: Interview with documentary director Tim Wardle When he first heard the story of triplets separated at birth and placed in different families, British director Tim Wardle knew it should be a movie. He didn’t know others had tried, and hit a wall of orchestrated silence. His new documentary takes us inside a secret ‘Twin Study’ and the shocking experience of three unwitting subjects.
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Ant-Man and The Wasp Give a Nice Buzz

Movie Review: Ant-Man and the Wasp The laws governing the very big and the very small are different, and this ant-hero story of a nice thief and outlaw physicists taking on big foes brings fragmented intimacy to the ever-expanding Marvel Comic Universe.
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Boundaries Refuses to Keep Its Distance

Movie Review: Boundaries Shana Feste smashes a piñata full of dysfunctional family cliche and finds enough sweet stuff to keep Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer busy on the road to forgiveness.

Telefilm Canada Announces New Executive Director

News: Canadian Film Christa Dickenson named Telefilm Canada’s new executive director, replacing Carolle Brabant as keeper of Canadian entertainment’s purse strings. By Ex-Press Staff (June 26, 2018) — Veteran marketing executive Christa Dickenson will replace Carolle Brabant as the executive director of Telefilm Canada, the public administrator responsible for funding the vast majority of Canadian audio-visual content. Heritage Minister Mélanie Jolie made the announcement today via press release, which cited Dickenson’s years of experience in the entertainment industry, as well as excellent language skills, as central reasons for the hire. Dickenson will leave her job as president and CEO of Interactive Ontario to start the five-year mandate on July 30. “To say that I'm excited to be named the Executive Director of Telefilm Canada is an understatement,” said Dickenson in the release. “I cannot wait to be part of an organization that has put Canadian ...
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Splices, Dices, Stalls

Movie Review: Jurassic World -- Fallen Kingdom The DNA of the franchise may remain the same, but the species of blockbuster spawned by Steven Spielberg continues to evolve as dinosaurs move from villain to man’s best friend in Jurassic World, a tarry-eyed pitstop before the next extinction.