Reel Briefs: Mini reviews of A Ghost Story and The Black Prince

Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Written and directed by David Lowery. Opens July 21 at TIFF Bell Lightbox and Varsity Cinemas. 92 minutes. PG Charlie Brown’s saddest Halloween costume has been resurrected in ethereal form and to haunting cinematic effect in David Lowery’s Sundance 2017 sensation, a film that shows even phantoms get the More...

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By Pundit001 On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Christopher Nolan on his long crossing to Dunkirk: Howell

Look closely at a map of the coasts of England and France and the narrow strip of water separating the historic port towns of Dover and Dunkirk seems like an easy jump. That’s what filmmaker Christopher Nolan More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is a dazzling spectacle: review

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Starring Dane DeHaan, Cara Delevingne, Clive Owen, Elizabeth Debicki, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke and Herbie Hancock. Written and directed by Luc Besson. Opens Friday in GTA More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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What you need to know about the Battle of Dunkirk

Christopher Nolan’s movie Dunkirk, opening Friday, recounts a remarkable episode from the Second World War, the “miracle” that allowed for the evacuation of almost 340,000 trapped and beleaguered Allied troops More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Priyanka Chopra is this year's guest of honour at TIFF Soirée

The Toronto International Film Festival is getting a little Bollywood and television glamour for its annual TIFF Soirée. Priyanka Chopra will be the guest of honour at the fundraiser Sept. 6 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, More...

By Pundit001 On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Projections: '100 per cent pure adrenalin,' Canadian cinema and outdoor screenings

An archival print of that action flick plays this weekend’s launch for TIFF Bell Lightbox’s new retrospective on the American filmmaker who remains the only woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director. More...

By Pundit001 On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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George Romero fans invited to public memorial in Toronto on Monday

Fans of influential horror director George Romero are being invited to gather at a public memorial on Monday. A celebration of the Night of the Living Dead director’s life will take place in Toronto, according More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Is The Disaster Artist James Franco’s next shot at Oscar gold?

If you’re a James Franco fan who felt the actor was snubbed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when his performance as an eccentric drug dealer in Spring Breakers failed to earn an Oscar nod —rejoice. More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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What we know about Mena Massoud, the Toronto actor who’s the new Aladdin

When Toronto actor Mena Massoud, 25, was announced as the star of Disney’s live-action Aladdin on Saturday, July 15, he had 4,042 followers on Instagram. By Tuesday, he had more than quintupled that to 23,200. Rarely More...

By Pundit001 On Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
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Daniel Radcliffe helps man who was slashed by muggers in London

LONDON—Actor Daniel Radcliffe has come to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London. Former police officer David Videcette told the Evening Standard newspaper that two moped riders attacked More...