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Jay Stone has been a fixture in Canadian media for decades, and one of the most beloved movie critics in the country. He worked at the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News service until he retired.

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Sam Elliott Holds On for The Hero

Movie Review: The Hero An aging cowboy actor looks for a final big role — and a chance to redeem his personal failures — in a drama that has many parallels with its memorable star
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Paris Can Wait… Can Wait

Movie Review: Paris Can Wait A French roue takes his friend's wife on a flirtatious motor trip in this love letter to food, charming villages and other, wiser films about the same subject  
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Maudie not maudlin as it shows us the sad in happy art

Movie Review: Maudie Sally Hawkins gives a remarkable performance as the elfin, crippled Nova Scotia artist Maud Lewis, who lived in a tiny shack and sold her paintings at the side of the road
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The Lovers brushes its teeth with stuff of life

Movie Review: The Lovers In this bleak and tender view of relationships, a married couple carrying on affairs with other people find a renewed interest in one another
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Olli Maki answers the bell

Movie Review: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki Part boxing movie and part love story, this Finnish film tells the story of a true Scandinavian hero, a prizefighter who fought for a title he didn't really seem to want    
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Emily Dickinson Inspires A Quiet — and Masterful — Passion

Movie Review: A Quiet Passion The lonely, uncompromising life of poet Emily Dickinson comes to life in a Terence Davies film that evokes the solitude and bravery of a 19th Century woman
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I Am Not Your Negro cuts to root of Strange Fruit

Movie Review/ Streaming/ DVD: I Am Not Your Negro The words of the late James Baldwin provide a searing portrait of race relations in the United States, and prove how little things have changed in the decades since they were written
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Sense of an Ending eludes closure

Movie Review: The Sense of an Ending In the film version of the ambiguous Julian Barnes novel, Jim Broadbent shines as an older man whose quiet life is interrupted by a letter that makes him re-evaluate the past
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The Wide River of Gordon Pinsent’s Dreams

Movie Review: The River of My Dreams Documentary about the Canadian actor captures much of his impish charm, but it leaves many questions unanswered about what really makes him tick
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Paterson finds poetry in the everyday

Movie Review: Paterson In Jim Jarmusch's new film, a bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, N.J. — hometown of William Carlos Williams and Alan Ginsberg — sees life as gentle verse