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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU

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The franchise's first live-action movie features Ryan Reynolds as a babbling, caffeine-addicted Pikachu and comedy that delights in how absurd Pokémon can be. Read more

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Miss Bala

Gregory Smith

The new Miss Bala, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, is slicker and sexier, with a touch of girl power and room for sequels. Jane The Virgin's Gina Rodriguez puts in a fine deer-in-headlights performance that rises to glorious during a drug mule scene Read more

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Drama about the artist who tried to kill Hitler with a bomb ticks away dutifully but contains little complexity Read more

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Marion Cotillard is magnificent in this French period drama, but, mon dieu, that ending is overworked and silly Read more

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Despite a solid horror premise, this movie feels compromised, repetitive, and the monsters look like dancers in leotards Read more

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Steffan Hill

Road movie about an imagined car ride that affected British politics is a great vehicle for its actors Read more

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Doc looks at Bassem Youssef, who created a Daily Show knockoff during Egypt’s Arab Spring Read more

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Doc about the late Toronto mathematician and philanthropist Jim Stewart feels like an HGTV special Read more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Chuck Zlotnick

After five feature films of wildly varying quality, here’s a movie with the pure heart of its excitable young hero Read more

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It’s about man-eating mermaids – and it’s a musical Read more

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Even the 80s stand-off between Bruce Willis and Saved By The Bell's Zack Morris can't save this dud Read more

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Cuba-set film is a bog-standard indie about a son coming out to his disapproving dad Read more

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A punk band gets trapped by white supremacists in this tense, merciless and bloody pic Read more

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One of our film critics, Rad Simonpillai, reviews The 5th Wave, Dirty Grandpa, and 45 Years on CBC News! Read more

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MacFarlane’s inability to manage tone, combined with his boundless self-regard, leaves Ted 2 a shapeless mess of lazy jokes and half-assed narrative Read more

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Félix de Givry embraces electronic music in Eden. Read more

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Scenes between actors Billy Crudup and Corey Stoll have a snap Read more

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Film starring Josh Wiggins, has no bite. Read more

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Dino sequel feels like a theme park ride, but won't make you want to rush back in line for another go Read more

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