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  • The Birder

    The Birder

    ★★★

    Birds of a feather laugh together in this amiable comedy.

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  • Boyhood

    Boyhood

    ★★★★½

    Linklater is surely no stranger to playing with temporality, though, for the release of Boyhood comes hot on the heels of the third installment of the Before trilogy, which ended last year with Before Midnight following 2004’s Before Sunset and 1995’s Before Sunrise. The trilogy shows the arc of the romance between Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) in an ingeniously time-conscious form akin to the twelve-year span of Boyhood, although the three Before films revisit the lovers in…

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  • Stage Fright

    Stage Fright

    ★★★

    Stage Fright pours buckets of blood in its second act and compensates for the slow flow of the beginning. Some nasty stuff happens behind the curtains of Centre Stage, and the ending provides a healthy R-rating for anyone who thinks Stage Fright seems too PG-13. Stage Fright has a great sense of humour with how holdly it maims the cutsey singing dandies of the glee camp. There's no shortage of camp, though, for the spirited efforts of the cast of…

  • Beyond Clueless

    Beyond Clueless

    ½

    You know that friend who still tries to make “fetch” work? That friend is Beyond Clueless. Beyond Clueless, which is easily the biggest disappointment of this year’s Hot Docs and arguably one of the worst films ever to screen at the festival (and I say this as someone who was subjected to Interior. Leather Bar last year), is an utterly asinine and amateur-ish feature of half-baked film criticism. The film is akin to a freshman film paper narrated to a…