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'Ben-Hur': Once More Around the Circus Maximus

This Ben-Hur remake wants to teach against the rift that drives Ben-Hur and Messala to extreme lengths while still glorying in bloody revenge.

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This Sporting Life: A Brit Learns to Love the Basket

At first, I didn’t have a clue what was going on at this Celtics game. By the end, I still didn’t have much more of a clue -- but I was hooked, anyway.

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'Night Train to Munich' Is a Journey Worth Taking

More than just a rerun of The Lady Vanishes, Night Train to Munich overcomes wobbly moments by being so persistently fun.

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TIFF 2016: 'LBJ', 'Message from the King' and 'Blue Jay'

Of Presidents and high-school lovers: TIFF 2016 ends with misunderstood leaders, missing family, and missing the past.

Film

TIFF 2016: 'Deepwater Horizon', 'Moonlight', 'Carrie Pilby' and 'The Magnificent Seven'

Kids in America: Day 7 at TIFF stays firmly in the land of the brave for two very different coming-of-age stories, an oil disaster and plenty of shooting.

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TIFF 2016: 'The Ornithologist' and 'Goldstone'

Escaping the city: Day 6 wandered off towards trials and tribulations in Portuguese forests and the Australian outback

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TIFF 2016: 'Denial', 'La La Land' and 'Jackie'

Best Picture and Best Actress nominees? Day 5 dipped into 20th century history for Holocaust deniers, musicals and a famous First Lady.

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TIFF 2016: 'Sami Blood', 'Planetarium', and '(re)Assignment'

Pushing the limits: Toronto International Film Festival 2016 brings persecution, psychics and dubious action concepts to audiences.

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TIFF 2016: 'A Monster Calls', 'The Secret Scripture' and 'The Limehouse Golem'

From Liam Neeson to Catholic Priests and Victorian murderers, Toronto International Film Festival 2016 just can't shake that monster feeling.

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TIFF 2016: Colossal, Pyromaniac, Nocturnal Animals, Arrival, American Pastoral, Trespass Against Us

Monster mayhem, aliens, Philip Roth and dysfunctional families -- it's all in a day at Toronto International Film Festival 2016.

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TIFF 2016: 'Manchester by the Sea' and 'Neruda'

Misery and Poets: the first day of TIFF sees a brilliant return for Kenneth Lonergan and meta-fictional madness from Chile.

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'Night and Fog' Continues to Haunt

Alain Resnais' documentary remains a landmark depiction of the Holocaust, having lost none of its power six decades on.

Politics

In the Aftermath of the Brexit Vote: Staring Into the Void

Manufacturers of the ubiquitous ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ t-shirts can at least look to a rosy future, as that slogan is about as near to a plan as anyone has yet mustered.

Travel

An Englishman in the American South

Five Southern states in 11 days: scattered views from the old world.

Film

The Sins of the Fathers' in 'The Club'

Pablo Larraín's excoriating attack on the Catholic Church is hard viewing that pulls no punches.

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Romance With a Stiff Upper Lip in 'Brief Encounter'

More than 60 years on, Brief Encounter, pitting love against conventions, continues to break hearts.

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'Paris Belongs to Us' Sets the Blueprint for Things to Come

Jacques Rivette's engaging debut sees the New Wave master experimenting with the ingredients he perfected in later films.

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'The Graduate' Still Seduces

As energetic as it ever was, sharp jokes and even sharper edges aren't lost in the transition from hit film to cultural touchstone.

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'I Knew Her Well' Explores '60s Celebrity Culture

I Knew Her Well dances through Rome until the music stops for one young hopeful.

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