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Weaving my way through the crowd gathered at the Art Gallery of Ontario for the unveiling of the Francis Bacon and Henry Moore: Terror and Beauty exhibition, more than one person wondered »

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This is what you call “tantric cinema” – four hours unadulterated, unsimulated sex. Of course, much like last year’s similarly explicit Blue Is the Warmest Color, and many of von Trier’s past offerings, these films are about more than just the sex. »

Popcorn Picks: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

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Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Evangeline Lilly, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom Directed by: Peter Jackson Genre: Fantasy Choice Quote: “We’ve been blind…and in our blindness our enemy has returned.” The »

Popcorn Picks: 42

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Spanning the years 1945-1947, the film recounts the journey of Jackie Robinson, the man who broke baseball’s colour barrier, from Negro League star to the minor-league Montreal Royals and, finally, his award-winning rookie year with Major League Baseball’s (MLB) Brooklyn Dodgers. »

Popcorn Picks: Mad Ship

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Mad Ship is the Canadian immigrant story flipped on its head – a tale of hope for a better life in a new country crushed by the realities of that new land. The husband and wife team of David Mortin (co-writer/director) and Patricia Fogliato (co-writer) do a fantastic job of bringing home the harshness of depression-era life. »

Popcorn Picks: On The Road

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Based on Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road, the film tells the tale of Sal, Dean Moriarty, and Moriarty’s girlfriend Marylou as they party with friends and eventually embark on modern literature’s most famous road trip. »

Popcorn Picks: Killing Them Softly

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By Mike Crisolago Starring: Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta, Vincent Curatola, Scoot McNairy, Ben Mendelsohn, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins, Sam Shepard Director: Andrew Dominik Genre: Crime Choice Quote: “America’s not a »