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Lady Bird

By: Trevor Chartrand The meandering narrative of Lady Bird, though at times unfocused and opened-ended, is both heartwarming and humorous as it examines the life of a struggling teen overwhelmed by dysfunction and her perceived notion of persecution at every turn.  An offbeat coming-of-age comedy, Lady Bird wonderfully depicts the innocence of youth in search of love, purpose, and acceptance in a confusing and changing world.

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Infinity Baby

By: Nick van Dinther Hollywood is often criticized for rehashing the same ideas repeatedly without bringing anything new to the table.  At the very least, Infinity Baby bucks that trend and brings us something we haven’t seen before.

One-on-Ones

Wylie Writes’ One-On-One with Navin Ramaswaran

Starting Friday, November 10, Toronto movie goers can finally check out Poor Agnes, a Canadian thriller that was an award-winner at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival and this past month’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival.  As someone who has seen the movie, I’m anticipating the release because I want to know if people will have the same reactions I had.  Much like the unfortunate victim who falls for Agnes’ manipulative tricks, Poor Agnes sent me into a freaky frenzy…

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God’s Own Country

Yorkshire farmer Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) has a rough exterior that could be intimidating to others.  He’s certainly aware of this power as he reflects his standoff attitude to anyone who criticizes him.  But, Johnny is also a closeted gay man, distancing himself with personal conflict and confrontations.  He acts on sexual desires with casual flings, but his romantic interests remain indifferent.  That is, until he meets a migrant worker named Gheorghe (Alex Secareanu).