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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.

Canada’s Sundance 2018 Delegation: Sexy and Animated

News Brief: Canadian Film Three NFB shorts and four Canadian world premieres selected for the prestigious independent film festival founded by Robert Redford By The Ex-Press VANCOUVER — A sexy wolf washing repairman, epic girl crushes and a Croatian co-production about a hedgehog’s quest for home will be heading to Park City as part of the National Film Board’s Sundance Film Festival delegation. Accepted into this year’s short film competition are Diane Obomsawin’s LGBTQ-themed I Like Girls, Chintis Lundgren’s Manivald — a howling take on the Maytag man, and Eva Cvijanovic’s Hedgehog’s Home, a stop-motion story of hedgehog domesticity. According to the news release issued Monday, the three films have already pulled in more than 40 international awards before heading to Utah in the New Year. In addition to the three NFB shorts, the following Canadian projects will also be taking part in the recently announced feature program with several world premieres, ...
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Despicable Me 3 Loses Its Despicability

Movie Review: Despicable Me 3 The latest episode in the animated family films adds a former child star, a twin brother, and a trip to Fredonia. Thank heavens the Minions are still around to create chaos
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About Last Knight: New Transformers movie is loud, long, and leaks oil

Movie Review: Transformers - The Last Knight Michael Bay's fifth Transformers monstrosity features the ever-charming Mark Wahlberg kicking mechanical can down the curb once more in a messy collision of story, character and Saturday morning merchandizing
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For whom the cowbell? Trolls!

Movie review: Trolls If you ever wondered what it would be like to drop acid in the middle of a Michaels craft store, Trolls is all glitter and felt as it scrapbooks happiness to a dance beat
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A bad case of Storkholm Syndrome

Movie review: Storks Andy Samberg headlines an all-star cast but this cartoon outing from the man who wrote Zoolander 2 holds the viewer captive to a bird-brained premise
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Kubo and the Two Strings plucks an emotional symphony

Movie review: Kubo and the Two Strings Son of Nike co-founder fuses bits of Greek myth with Japanese folklore to create an original kids' movie that understands the surreal angst of childhood
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Pete’s Dragon rekindles kid imagination

Movie review: Pete’s Dragon Pulling inspiration from childhood touchstones such as Puff the Magic Dragon, The Jungle Book and Lassie, David Lowery's remake of Pete's Dragon may play to a familiar formula, but it's still warm and fuzzy and fun to cuddle
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What’s The BFG? Spielberg and Rylance reunite for kid romp

Movie review: The BFG Steven Spielberg brings Roald Dahl's story of a little girl and a vegetarian giant to the big screen with gorgeous visuals and a sentimental streak, but a somewhat jumbled storyline that leaks emotion and suspense
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Finding Dory, losing story

Movie Review: Finding Dory Ellen DeGeneres returns as a fish with short-term memory loss in a largely forgettable sequel to Finding Nemo -30-