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Film review: Beginners

After director Mike Mills’ mother died, his father announced, at age seventy-five, that he was gay and now wanted to live a life of candour and verve. Sadly, his father died of cancer only five years later. Beginners is partly the autobiographical story of Mills, renamed Oliver … Read more »

Film Review: The Last Station

Michael Hoffman’s The Last Station depicts the final months of nineteenth-century Russian writer and pacifist Leo Tolstoy’s (Christopher Plummer) life. Adapted from Jay Parini’s biographical novel, the film begins in 1910 when young writer and dedicated Tolstoyan, Valentin Bulgakov (James McAvoy), is hired as Tolstoy’s personal secretary. … Read more »