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January 5, 2019 5:00 AM While Black men are making strides in Hollywood, women continue to struggle

For the first time in over a decade, Hollywood studios hired a greater percentage of Black directors to helm top-performing films — 16 Black directors in 2018, actually — said a new study from Stacy L. Smith and the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative. “Sixteen of the directors of the top 100 movies last year were Black — this historically high figure 30

January 3, 2019 6:50 PM 10 movies I can’t wait to see in 2019, between the blockbusters

What I’m really looking forward to in 2019, though, are the movies that aren’t likely to be doing double duty selling burgers, breakfast cereal or action figures. Films that tell stories in unique ways, like the 10 hopefuls listed here, in my annual optimistic assessment of what lies ahead. I’m mostly going by the track record of the directors, actors 26

December 29, 2018 3:00 PM Overlooked in 2018: Annihilation — how a hot movie abruptly went cold

It may seem odd to describe a movie with a red-hot director, an A-list cast and global distribution as having been “overlooked,” but that’s exactly what I’d say about Alex Garland’s Annihilation. The sci-fi thriller also happens to be one of the best films of 2018, according to many movie critics (yours truly among them) and a certain cineaste named 25

November 29, 2018 2:09 PM Netflix Canada plans biggest price increase yet as competition intensifies

Another price hike is on the way for Netflix Canada subscribers as competition heats up among the biggest streaming video services. The company behind “Narcos” and “Orange Is the New Black” is introducing its biggest price increase yet for both new subscribers and current members. Netflix’s standard plan will now cost $3 more — or $13.99 a month — to watch 31

November 27, 2018 6:10 PM Why most Canadians won’t see Oscar-contender Roma at their local cinema

With director Alfonso Cuaron’s sweeping epic Roma floating on a cloud of positive buzz, the Netflix film seems destined to be a major awards contender. But unlike other Best Picture Oscar bets A Star Is Born, Black Panther and Widows, it’s angling to get there without playing theatres across the country. Despite a critically acclaimed premiere at the recent 43

November 25, 2018 6:16 PM Ralph Breaks the Internet leads best Thanksgiving in theatres

Walt Disney Co.’s Ralph Breaks the Internet beat a wave of new releases over the extended Thanksgiving weekend, as the fresh slate of new films drew more Americans to theatres than last year. The industry’s five-day total in the U.S. and Canada reached a record $314 million (U.S.), Comscore Inc. estimated in an email Sunday. The animated sequel, the second 46

November 24, 2018 7:24 PM U.K. film director Nicolas Roeg has died aged 90

Roeg’s last major film was “The Witches,” in 1990, which starred Anjelica Huston. He worked his way into directing after winning acclaim as a cinematographer. He began his career as an editing apprentice in 1947. He said he couldn’t understand how someone could become a director without first working in cinematography. Roeg didn’t believe in meticulous 35

November 22, 2018 2:00 PM The Wild Pear Tree is time and brain power very well spent

This is one of the year’s most thought-provoking films, approaching the disillusionment of youth on the cusp of maturity not unlike the way Lee Chang-dong does in Burning, another standout from the grand bounty of Cannes 2018 that’s currently playing at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The narrative follows a disillusioned wannabe author named Sinan (Aydin Dogu Demirkol) 40

November 20, 2018 3:44 PM Guzzo Cinemas eyes expansion and possible Vancouver and Calgary theatre openings

Guzzo Cinemas president Vince Guzzo says he’s hoping the expansion will allow him to take advantage of opportunities in other cities and find new synergies for his business, which also includes a construction company and Giulietta Pizzeria restaurants. Despite the struggles theatre businesses have faced in recent years with the growth of streaming services 30

November 15, 2018 3:40 PM The Front Runner’s 1980s politics can’t keep pace with Trump era

In these Trumpian days of shock-a-minute presidential peccadillos, Jason Reitman’s dramatic recreation of Gary Hart’s 1988 flameout as a leading White House contender, thanks to his dallying aboard the bad ship Monkey Business with ex-model Donna Rice (Sara Paxton), might seem like the quaintest of fairy tales. But with Hugh Jackman strongly conjuring 35