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The good news for anyone anticipating The Peanuts Movie is that it holds very true to Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip and the original television specials that many of us grew up on. So much so that the film seems almost quaint in comparison to many of the kids movies of today. There are no fart jokes, no references to R-rated …


In New York City for their annual tradition of Christmas Eve debauchery, three lifelong best friends set out to find the Holy Grail of Christmas parties since their yearly reunion might be coming to an end. Stars Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie. Directed by Jonathan Levine. In theaters November 25.

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Ed Avery (James Mason) is a schoolteacher with secrets. For months, he’s been moonlighting as a taxi dispatcher to make ends meet, but he’s also been suffering from mysterious pains that he goes to great lengths to hide, especially from his wife Lou (Barbara Rush). Just as she’s starting to get suspicious, Ed collapses at home, and a trip to the hospital confirms he’s afflicted with a serious arterial disease. There is only one treatment: cortisone, which reduces …

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An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong’s performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong. Stars Ben Foster, Chris O’Dowd, Lee Pace, Dustin Hoffman and Jesse Plemmons. DIrected by Stephen Frears.

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The texture of wood in desperate need of paint brings us into the impoverished world of Susa, the woodwork scarred with painful memories and neglect offers a wordlessly poignant backdrop as a child breaks a soda bottle to create a handmade kaleidoscope. When the world is bleak one must bring their own beauty into the world. The world of Susa is depressing and without hope as everyone who occupies it is in service to the business of dulling senses as an entire …

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Living in a nursing home after a long and colourful life, Allan Karlsson’s 100th birthday makes him seize the opportunity to escape his current predicament. Silently and unnoticed, he climbs out of the window and disappears. How this is possible you might question, but it’s a good start to the consequential humour of his tale. If you’re sitting down to watch Allan Karlsson’s tale, the right angle is …

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It’s always interesting when an established, talented actor steps behind the camera. Though the quality of the story and even the overall film can range from engagingly inspired to mind-numbingly stale, it’s usually a safe bet that the performances will be on point. Walking away from Helen Hunt’s Ride, I found myself struck more by the film’s performances than its story. Although a good chunk of her ….

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Ryan Gosling’s debut feature Lost River shows promise, ambition, and a set of keen ideas which the potential is not fully realized on screen. Though the film has been critically dismissed as a failed attempt at art-house cinema, there is much to be admired in Lost River, particularly Gosling’s adept stylistic impulses. The atmosphere in which he captures sadness, loneliness and emptiness is both fascinating and haunting, sure to leave you hypnotized long after the film’s …

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