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Review: A Hidden Life

— by RON WILKINSON — Stunning cinematography and a powerful message anchor this melancholy tale of super-human courage in the face of overwhelming opposition. There are countless stories of courage during war, but all too few about the courage of those who do not fight. It is one thing to give one’s life for one’s […][...]

Review: Little Joe

— by RON WILKINSON — There is something about the way that Alice (Emily Beecham) is so heavily made-up that suggests the ethereal. This will be a dreamlike movie, so drop the niggling techie criticisms and get your unconscious in gear. The modern corporation has created a team of super-brains to breed a new flower […][...]

The Top 5 Christmas Movies of All Time

Christmas is a time for family, food and — perhaps most importantly — films. When you have finally got rid of the in-laws and you are happily slumped on your sofa in a post-turkey food coma, nothing beats watching classic festive movies on Christmas Day. From cosy rom-coms like “Love Actually” and “The Holiday” to […][...]

Who are 2019’s highest-paid actors?

— by BERNARD OZ — Forbes’ ranking of 2019’s highest-paid actors has been released, and occupying the top three of the list is the trio of Dwayne Johnson, Chris Hemsworth and Robert Downey Jr. According to Forbes, Dwayne Johnson – who featured in movies such as “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” and “Fighting […][...]

Review: Saving Atlantis

— by BEV QUESTAD — Plato mentioned that Atlantis was the unfortunate, great kingdom that fought and lost to mighty Athens. Also losing favor from the gods, Atlantis was so totally destroyed that it was overcome by the sea. While subsequent writers have found evidence that Atlantis was overcome by an earthquake, others posit the […][...]

Jackie Chan’s Top 5 Movies

— by BERNARD OZ — Those of our readers who were around in the early to late 1980s will most likely list Jackie Chan as one of their favourite actors. The Hong Kong-born martial arts master had his first film role in the year 1976. He was hired by a producer reportedly because of his […][...]

Review: American Muslim

— by BEV QUESTAD — Two rabbis organize a supportive, protective chain outside a Brooklyn mosque where Muslims come to pray each Friday. Touched by their connection to a heritage of suffering, Rabbi Sharon Kleinbaum and Rabbi Marisa Elana James, along with congregants from Congregation Beit Simchat Torah, have come here every Friday afternoon since […][...]

Finding peace in How to Train Your Dragon

— by BERNARD OZ — In the world today, there seems to be all kinds of chaos, pandemonium, war and all sorts of dangerous happenings and occurrences. As a result, most people around the world lose their peace, happiness and comfort. As a matter of fact, the presence of war is the absence of peace. […][...]

My Top 5 Movies of 2019 (So Far)

— by BERNARD OZ — In no particular order, here are my Top 5 movies of 2019 (so far). • “Avengers: Endgame” Domestic Gross: $858 million International Gross: $2.80 billion Release Date: April 26, 2019 Directors: Joe Russo, Anthony Russo[...]

Review: Joker

A new release from the DC comics movie universe, “Joker” tells the story of Arthur Fleck, a bullied and isolated man who suffers a mental breakdown. Played by Joaquin Phoenix, the actor takes the audience into a moral dilemma, asking them to have compassion for a clearly disenfranchised man who displays extreme anti-social behavior. This […][...]