Review: Great intentions outweigh Ability in Holocaust Movie Paradise

2.5 out of 4 stars

Title Paradise Composed by Andrrey Konchalovskiy and Elena Kiseleva Directed by Andrey Konchalovskiy Starring Yuliya Vysotskaya and Viktor Sukhorukov Genre Drama Language Language Year 2016

It seems almost pointless to say by this point in history, but movies about the Holocaust are always tremendously complicated undertakings. To capture the terror, to make sense of this senseless, a filmmaker must attain a perfect balance of compassion, confidence, fearlessness and a thousand other impossible-to-wrangle elements. Now and then, the alchemy is reached, the latest example being 2015’s Son of Saul. read more

Toronto filmmakers go from web series to festival circuit with The Definites

For six months beginning in late 2014, net series Whatever, Linda founders Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson chronicled their careers as young, female manufacturers in the . With their first feature film, The Definites, having premiered in the Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, N.C., this past week, The Globe checked back in with the producing partners overnbsp;e-mail. read more

Review: The Star’s take on the nativity of Jesus is Somewhat amusing but mostly boring

2 out of 4 stars

Title The Star Composed by Carlos Kotkin, Tom Sheridan and Simon Moore Directed by Timothy Reckart Starring Steven Yeun, Kristin Chenoweth and Tyler Perry Genre Cartoon Classification PG Nation USA Language Language Year 2017

In Sony Animation’s new faith-based holiday movie, a star is tired. Helmed by animator and filmmaker Timothy Reckart, The Star places a glossy, computer-animated new spin on the nativity of Jesus for spiritual moviegoers and a generation coming of age through a regressive American administration. read more

Documentary looks at Regent Park community’s Answer to revitalization

When the revitalization of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood was first announced in 2003, the response from the community was mixed. The new documentary My part of the City looks at responses from the neighborhood’s young artists. One of these comes from Jael Cabey Jones, who at the film weighs in on the observable erasure of her community with this: “I feel as though they stomped all over Regent Park and said basically, your background isn’t good enough for us to want to maintain.” read more

Tamara Ecclestone cuddles Sofia at Winter Wonderland

  • Tamara attended the launch of Winter Wonderland with daughter Sofia, three
  • Bernie Ecclestone’s daughter was recently targeted by trolls after she gave fans a glimpse into her lavish lifestyle on her new reality series, Tamara’s World
  •  The heiress’ husband, Jay Rutland, stood up for his wife in Twitter posts 

She recently came under fire following the premiere of her reality series. 

But Tamara Ecclestone didn’t seem to have any concerns as she attended Winter Wonderland the next evening with her daughter Sofia in London on Thursday. read more

Review: It’s time to disband Justice League

2 out of 4 stars

Title Justice League Composed by Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon and Zack Snyder Directed by Zack Snyder Starring Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher Genre Action Classification PG Nation USA Language Language Year 2017

If you’re not a fervent follower of superhero action films, going to the genre can feel like falling in on someone else’s soap opera. As the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe unspools, you can almost hear the diehard fan whispering in your ear: “So, Superman is dead, and Batman is type of implicated, or feels guilty about it or something, but now he is found Wonder Woman and she is finished fighting the First World War …” read more

Inside Celebrity Jacob Tremblay’s bubble-boy career

“I know I will never be an ordinary child.”

The quotation comes from August (Auggie) Pullman, the protagonist in the new film Wonder. Portrayed by the young British Columbian Jacob Tremblay, Auggie is a soulful child influenced by genetic disorder which causes facial deformities. Stephen Chbosky’s film, based on a 2012 book of the same title by R.J. Palacio, is a tearjerker of the maximum order. read more