THE REPORT – Review by Brandy McDonnell

Jones spent five years compiling his 6,700-page report, and unfortunately, the movie feels at least this long, with the paper shuffling and screen scrolling occasionally broken up by flashbacks to the CIA black ops sites where the torture is happening. These scenes are understandably hard to watch, and Burns just keeps coming back to them.

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THE REPORT – Review by Diane Carson

Following the tragedy and trauma of 9/11, California Senator Dianne Feinstein charges staff assistant Daniel J. Jones to investigate and verify, or refute, information regarding the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Jones becomes obsessed with his task as high-level operatives and officials dissemble and misrepresent, flat out lie and withhold information.

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LIFE ITSELF – Review by Susan Granger

Many years ago, silent film star Lillian Gish observed: “Hollywood is an emotional Detroit, where you buy a catharsis instead of a car.” So we know movies are emotionally manipulative, but the much lauded TV writer/director Dan Fogelman (creator of “This Is Us”) pushes the sentimentality envelope too far in this mawkish, multigenerational melodrama.

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TIFF 2017: Of Evil Mothers, Courageous Women and Oscars Buzz!– Julide Tanriverdi reports

Actresses showed impressive range in a variety of roles at this year’s TIFF. Sure, people were talking about the incredible

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THE WEEK IN WOMEN: ‘Mary Poppins Returns,’ plus Chastain, Bening and Kidman get gigs and Women in Special Effects — Brandy McDonnell reports

Disney has announced that production on “Mary Poppins Returns,” the studio’s sequel to its 1964 “Mary Poppins,” has commenced at

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