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As the handiwork of Wes Anderson, one should not miss this adventure comedy animation. If you appreciate cinematic and visually stunning landscapes, and—just as importantly—if you like canines and their mischievous behaviour, then this movie is for you.

Both movies take to the screens this summer after long Asian-American film drought.

Enemy reunites Jake Gyllenhaal with director Denis Villeneuve for the second time, following their 2013 film Prisoners. It tells the story of a young history professor who is dissatisfied with his life. He watches a movie in which there is an actor that looks identical to him. Falling into a sort of obsession, he arranges …

The University of Ottawa’s Office of Campus Sustainability hosted a public screening of the documentary Trashed on March 6.  Featuring Jeremy Irons, the documentary is not quite as entertaining as his famous voice role as Scar in The Lion King, but it does bring an important and terrifying issue to light. The documentary tells the …

Airplane action movie starts strong but ends in a nosedive Non-Stop is an above average thriller that gets you in the theatre and thoroughly entertains you for 110 minutes. During your stay, you are treated to a great cast of actors in low-key roles that build tension as they bounce conflict off one another. This …

Love isn’t the only thing that seems endless Based loosely on Scott Spencer’s 1979 novel of the same name, Endless Love is the second cinematic adaptation of an ageless love story. The melodramatic, teen romance stars British actors Alex Pettyfer (David) as the working class boy and Gabriella Wilde (Jade) as the privileged, but emotionally damaged girl. …

There are standout funny moments in Her, a film that examines how humans adapt to technology and the effect it has on our relationships. This theme is very current, yet I was never completely absorbed in what I was watching.

Girl on fire kicks ass Catching Fire is the second instalment in The Hunger Games saga featuring political strife, gruesome violence, and heroic rebellion all set to a futuristic totalitarian regime. Unlike most Hollywood sequels, Catching Fire is bigger and better than its predecessor without shoving flashy CGI or contrived punch lines at its viewers. The …

Romantic comedy delivers love without melodrama   About Time stars Rachel McAdams in yet another time-travelling romance. Unlike The Time-Traveler’s Wife, this film brings a semblance of charisma to what could otherwise be a tired storyline. This is a credit to director Richard Curtis. The Oscar-winning writer and director is known for his romantic gems …

New Romeo and Juliet adaptation doesn’t bring anything new William Shakespeare is revisited, yet again, in another play-to-screen adaptation. Recounting the epic tale of the star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet is taken on by Italian director Carlo Carlei and writer Julian Fellowes, of Downton Abbey fame, for a 21st century remake. While the film does elegantly depict …

Premieres Sept. 27   Don Jon tastefully covers the issue of porn addiction. The movie has a great plot with pristine symbolism and camera work. The script was a little dry, as is often the case when one of the main actors—in this case Joseph Gordon-Levitt—writes the script. The ending also seemed abrupt but did …