Jay Stone 55 results

Jay Stone has been a fixture in Canadian media for decades, and one of the most beloved movie critics in the country. He worked at the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News service until he retired.

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Movie review: Maudie shows us the pain behind happy art

Sally Hawkins gives a remarkable performance as the elfin, crippled Nova Scotia artist Maude Lewis, who lived in a tiny shack and sold her paintings at the side of the road
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Movie review: I Am Not Your Negro is stunning

The words of the late James Baldwin provide a searing portrait of race relations in the United States, and prove how little things have changed in the decades since they were written 
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Movie review: Weirdos is slight but sweet

Bruce McDonald's new road movie is the story of two teenagers hitchhiking down the road to self-discovery in 1976 Nova Scotia — and hearing some great Canadian music along the way
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Movie review: The Sense of An Ending intrigues

Movie Review: The Sense of an Ending In the film version of the ambiguous Julian Barnes novel, Jim Broadbent shines as an older man whose quiet life is interrupted by a letter that makes him re-evaluate the past
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The wide river of Gordon Pinsent’s dreams

Movie Review: The River of My Dreams Documentary about the Canadian actor captures much of his impish charm, but it leaves many questions unanswered about what really makes him tick  
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Paterson finds poetry in the everyday

Movie Review: Paterson In Jim Jarmusch's new film, a bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, N.J. — hometown of William Carlos Williams and Alan Ginsberg — sees life as gentle verse
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Movie review: Jackie recalls the end of Camelot

Natalie Portman perfectly captures the iron will beneath the glamorous exterior of Jacqueline Kennedy in this examination of what happened in the days after JFK's assassination  
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Movie review: Split is divided against itself

M. Night Shyamalan's latest adventure in psychological horror — about a kidnapper with 23 different personae living inside him — is itself a victim of a split personality disorder
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Movie review: 20th Century Women a wise comedy

A teenage boy in 1970s California is raised by three women at different stages of their lives in a coming-of-age story with a loopy feminist edge
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La La Land is where love and art tangle

Movie review: La La Land This musical love letter to the movie business, jazz and romance is an intoxicating throwback to the days of dancing among the stars and singing your heart out in the hopes of making it