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The Child Remains

By: Trevor Chartrand Is it bad when the true-story version of a film sounds more entertaining than the fictionalized narrative we get instead?  That may be the case with The Child Remains, a film loosely inspired by the Butterbox Baby murders in WWII-Era Nova Scotia.

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Another Kind of Wedding

By: Jessica Goddard Unfortunately, just calling itself Another Kind of Wedding isn’t enough;  this film isn’t any different from all the other wedding comedies out there.  After all, no one makes a movie about a perfect wedding where everything goes right and everybody gets along.

Festival Coverage

Hot Docs 2018: ‘First Stripes’

Jean-François Caissy’s look into the Canadian Armed Forces’ intensive training program is a slice-of-life style treat for those especially interested in modern military training practices.  First Stripes follows a 12-week course in French Canada, from the time recruits are being told the rules of the facility and getting in shape to performing mission simulations and learning how to use their weapons.

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I Feel Pretty

By: Jessica Goddard Blandly written and clunkily delivered, I Feel Pretty has its moments but is mediocre to the point of vexation.  A sort of cross between Shallow Hal and 13 Going on 30, the premise is probably well-intentioned as far as messaging is concerned, but it’s almost like this movie gives up on itself midway through.  Indeed, it’s getting hard out here for those of us rooting for Amy Schumer’s film career.

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Spaceman

By: Nick van Dinther With a real-life figure like Bill “Spaceman” Lee, there is more than enough material to make an interesting biopic.  Unfortunately, the creators of Spaceman decided to leave a lot of that material on the table.