Box office: Girl on the Train speeds past Birth of a Nation


A pulpy thriller beat a former Oscar front-runner at the box office this week.

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The Birth of a Nation and the problem of religious violence


Just a few quick thoughts about the depiction of violence and religion in Nate Parker’s The Birth of a Nation, which tells the story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in 1830s Virginia.

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Watch: Two new TV spots for Mel Gibson’s Hacksaw Ridge


Hacksaw Ridge tells the true story of a Seventh Day Adventist who saved dozens of lives during World War II even though he refused to carry a rifle into combat.

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Miles Teller to lend his voice to a Noah’s Ark cartoon


Various sites are reporting that Miles Teller, of Whiplash and Divergent fame, will be voicing the main character in an animated film about Noah’s Ark.

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VIFF capsule reviews: The Red Turtle, Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story, The Unknown Girl


The Red Turtle (dir. Michael Dudok de Wit; Netherlands/France/Japan)
Oct 6 @ 6:15pm @ Vancouver Playhouse

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Box office: Tim Burton rises to the top of a crowded market


A Tim Burton film led a group of struggling newcomers at the box office this week.

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