Visually stunning ‘Gravity:’ A movie that changed movies

Flix | November 15th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. “Life in space is impossible.” So says one of the opening title cards in “Gravity,” a visceral, breathtaking, ironically titled 2013 science-fiction thriller that then proceeds to […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘Dunkirk’

Flix | November 11th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. On the surface, “Dunkirk” doesn’t seem like a Christopher Nolan movie. So much for surfaces. Because what this World War II film shares with most of the […]

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Flix: The ‘Favourite’ is a different kind of costume drama

Flix | November 1st, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Costume dramas: that’s what we used to call them. Of course, they didn’t usually feature all-female romantic triangles. “The Favourite” does. So, no, this ain’t your grandmother’s […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘Captain Fantastic’

Flix | October 18th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. The title makes it sound like a comic book-inspired superhero thriller. It’s not. In fact, it’s anything but. But 2016’s “Captain Fantastic” lives up to its name […]

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Flix: ‘The Revenant’ is a testament to fantastic filmmaking

Flix | October 4th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. Among the many glorious accomplishments of 2014’s Oscar-winning “Birdman” was the aggressive and impressive camerawork, catapulting us into and out of scenes with exhilarating velocity. There’s more […]

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Flix: A look back at ‘Stan & Ollie’

Flix | September 20th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Bill Wine Each week, veteran film critic Bill Wine will look back at an important film that is worth watching, either for the first time or again. On marquees and contracts, they were Laurel and Hardy. But for those of us who loved them dearly, they were – and still are – on a […]

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