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Monsieur Lazhar

A ray of sunshine in a bleak, dark and depressing time in the short lives of many of the young characters in the school. Monsieur Lazhar  269 more words

Film

Brendan Kelly's Stuck in the Middle avec moi: Quebecers not hot for art films but they do like social-issue films

Have you seen Montreal director Kim Nguyen’s new film Two Lovers and a Bear?

No? I didn’t think so. Not many people have, in spite of the fact that it had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, garnered accolades at the Toronto film fest last month and has generally been embraced by film critics. 577 more words

Entertainment

Film Review: 'The Bleeder'

“There’s more to you than meets the eye, Chuck. Not much more, but just enough.” This highly qualified compliment is directed on screen at the bedraggled hero of “The Bleeder,” but it could just as easily apply to the film itself. 1,009 more words

Markets & Festivals

Film Review: Monsieur Lazhar (2011)

A French-Canadian film set in Montreal brings together the dynamics of teacher suicide, politically-correct prohibited student physical contact, Algerian refugee status of the substitute teacher, and a classroom. 37 more words

Films

La Passion d'Augustine big winner at the Gala du cinéma québécois

After weeks of controversy, it was finally time to celebrate our local cinema Sunday night.

The big question going into the newly re-named Gala du cinéma québécois was whether it would be possible to move beyond the scandal surrounding Claude Jutra and spend a couple of hours shining the spotlight on the best films made ici over the past year. 862 more words

Entertainment

André Turpin was happy to keep Endorphine's story ambiguous

If you go to see André Turpin’s extraordinary new feature Endorphine — and you really should — you will likely come out of the theatre wondering what the heck just happened. 823 more words

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