Story | Jul 17, 2009
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Story | May 16, 2014 | 6:30 AMAtom Egoyan's 14th feature tells a tale of lost children and grieving parents unfolding under wintry gray skies, but otherwise we're about as far removed from the mastery of "The Sweet Hereafter" as we could be in "The Captive," a ludicrous abduction thriller that finds a once-great filmmaker slipping into previously unentered realms of self-parody. Attempting to meld his traditional preoccupations with guilt and bereavement, voyeuristic technology and achronological storytelling with a "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"-style procedural, Egoyan leaves a strong cast flailing to keep up with a contrived and fatally unconvincing drama that makes the recent "Prisoners" look like a masterpiece in retrospect. News of the film's acquisition by U.S. distrib A24 broke shortly before its press screening at Cannes, where it was greeted with a smattering of boos; beyond the Croisette, mass indifference rather than contempt seems the likely reaction.
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Story | Apr 28, 2009
Please note! All dates subject to change without notice. "Limited" means limited release on that date. 5/01/09 Battle for Terra 3D (Roadside Attractions) This animated war movie is an ecological allegory about humans invading a peace-loving alien planet...
Story | Mar 1, 2010
Quebecois films continued their tradition of dominating the Genie Awards -- Canada's version of the Oscars -- when nominations for the 30th annual awardsfest were announced Monday. "Polytechnique" -- a black-and-white docudrama about a 1984 Montreal...