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Despite Nicholson’s decision, many Canadians believe that Diab is innocent and has been wrongly accused. A group of these Canadians have become so passionate about the case that they created an organization called Justice for Hassan Diab, and have raised money through crowdfunding on Indiegogo to create a documentary to spread the word about Diab’s story.

It’s the story of young and death-obsessed Harold who meets, at a funeral, the life-loving and spritely 79-year-old Maude. Its dark humour, contrasting soundtrack, and the undeniable love of its two protagonists has earned the film numerous awards, and has made it one that has stuck with audiences and filmmakers alike.

Why it’s famous: Enemy of the State is an action thriller about a lawyer, played by Will Smith, who is framed for a murder of a congressman by a corrupt National Security Agency (NSA) agent, played by Jon Voight. The film, which was released in 1998, came out during Smith’s prime and was his first …

The 142-minute runtime may also seem daunting, especially with the lack of action and with the focus primarily on human relationships and character development. But if you can get past the lack of car chases and explosions, it’s entirely worth it.

Cody Campanale, an Ottawa-based filmmaker, has jumped on the hookup culture bandwagon with his new film Jackie Boy. But rather than the happy, romantic comedy endings that come with films like Friends with Benefits, Jackie Boy explores the darker side of casual sex.

Produced by George Lucas, directed by The Muppets’ creator Jim Henson, and starring the legendary David Bowie, Labyrinth is a beloved cult classic about a teenage girl on a quest to rescue her kidnapped brother from the Goblin King.

Why it’s famous: Featuring a great number of Mozart’s most famous compositions, this eight-time Oscar winner brings together a brilliant cast, mind-blowing sets, and unparalleled costume design to tell the story of one of the world’s most beloved geniuses through the eyes of his bitter rival.   Famous lines: Salieri: You don’t mean to tell …

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. …

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 …