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The power of music allows Duchesneau to persevere through her struggle with cancer

Singing to survive

In the Key of Claire is the story of MUHC social worker Claire Duchesneau, who has become the surrogate aunt to many refugees and asylees from Burundi and Rwanda.

The Planet of the Apes franchise doesn't seem to be going extinct any time soon

Ape-ocalypse Now

It’s ten years after 2011’s Rise. Humanity has seemingly gone extinct, as Caesar’s army of simians are hunkered down in the forests outside San Francisco.

Mole Song - Edited

Miike strikes again

Psychedelic and Absurdist, The Mole Song takes the classic gangster film and turns it on its head, showing again why Takashi Miike is one of the world’s greatest directors.

Landmark 1992 queer doc Forbidden Love is being re-released by the NFB

Love resurrection

Filmmakers Lynne Fernie and Aerlyn Weissman discuss the re-­release of their landmark 1992 documentary, Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives.

Godzilla is back and in San Francisco. Will he destroy the world, or save it from the MUTOs?

Godzilla to the rescue?

Ever since Honda’s 1954 original, Godzilla has teetered between hero and villain roles. In Edwards’ new take, Godzilla takes on new arch-nemeses: Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms.

Lunchbox

Fine cuisine

Some actors carry an entire movie on their shoulders. Irrfan Khan carries The Lunchbox on his face. His beautiful, supple, gentle, forlorn, intelligent, bereft face.

oldboy

Out of joint

Ever since rumours of a Hollywood remake of South Korean classic Oldboy surfaced – at one point mind-bogglingly involving the names Steven Spielberg and Will Smith – fans of the ferociously inventive thriller have reacted like its anti-hero Dae-Su on hearing his worst fears come true.