REVIEW: ‘Birth of the Dragon’, a lively and earnest Bruce Lee biopic

Is  historical accuracy really that important in a biographical movie? That might sound counter-intuitive, since we’re talking about depicting the life of a real person. Wouldn’t an exhaustively researched script and a perfect lookalike in the lead role be exactly what any filmmaker would strive for in a biopic? The new film Birth of the…

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Armie Hammer, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy  and Michael Smiley in 'Free Fire', directed by Ben Wheatley.

TIFF 2016 REVIEW: ‘Free Fire’

Let’s get this out of the way: I liked Free Fire a whole lot more than The Hateful Eight. There, I said it. **pauses to duck various things thrown by Tarantino fans** Now, why bring up “The Eighth Film by Quentin Tarantino”? Because Free Fire accomplishes so much of what Tarantino set out to do…

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True North Streaming: The Best New Titles on Netflix Canada, August 26/16

True North Streaming is a semi-regular column highlighting some of the best new additions to Netflix’s Canadian service. Like many of you, every so often I get a pleasant surprise when I discover a cool movie or TV show that’s just popped up on Netflix’s often-maligned sister platform. These posts will help you filter through the…