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Last updated June 29, 2022

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Helicopter Canada

1966 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

A helicopter was used throughout this exploration of the ten provinces. The result of this off-the-ground portraiture is a view that is big and beautiful.
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A Step Towards the Arctic

2013 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In Sachs Harbour, an Inuit village on the fringes of the Earth, filmmaker and Swiss citizen Yves Delaunay encounters a small community that struggles daily to face the challenges of modernity.
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Real Time

2008 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

A lifetime of bad luck and bad habits catches up with compulsive gambler Andy (Jay Baruchel) when he's apprehended by a quietly intimidating hit man named Reuben (Randy Quaid), who's been dispatched to kill him. But before he does the deed, Reuben grants Andy one last hour to live and chauffeurs the young ne'er-do-well from one stop to the next on a hilarious journey filled with surprising revelations and unexpected discoveries.
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The Timekeeper

2009 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

When his father dies, Martin Bishop (Craig Olejnik) gets a job building the Canadian railroad in the mid-1960s. As timekeeper, he's responsible for ensuring the crew stays on pace to lay 52 miles of track through some of the country's roughest terrain in 52 days. Bishop soon runs afoul of the domineering foreman Fisk (Stephen McHattie), who leads the remote work camp with an iron fist and may have a secret agenda.
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Capturing Reality: The Art of Documentary

2008 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

This illuminating documentary about making documentaries features notable directors such as Werner Herzog, Nick Broomfield and Errol Morris discussing the art, craft and unique challenges of nonfiction filmmaking. Topics range from ethical concerns and theories about the power of images to techniques for interviewing, editing, sound design and more. Scenes from acclaimed documentaries reveal how master filmmakers put it all together.
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Cooking with Stella

2009 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Housekeeper Stella's superb culinary skills have helped her hide the fact that she's skimming more than a little off the top, but the jig may be up when a very honest nanny threatens her side business.
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St-Henri, The 26th of August

2011 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

A collaborative work made in the spirit of cinéma-vérité, this engrossing documentary chronicles an ordinary day -- August 26th -- in the lives of a hair stylist, a boxer, a retired couple and other citizens residing in a Montreal neighborhood.
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Robin Hood

1991 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

In this retelling of the classic tale, Robin is a landowner who gets bilked by a conniving tax collector. In response, he forms his band of Merry Men, and with a kick-butt Maid Marion by his side, goes after the taxman and other villainous Normans.
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Heaven on Earth

2008 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

After a cheerful wedding celebration, young bride Chand (Preity Zinta) arrives in Toronto and meets her new husband, Rocky (Vansh Bhardwaj). But soon, she discovers his violent nature and the disturbingly dysfunctional tone of his family. Cut off from her family and desperate to cope with Rocky's abuse and her mother-in-law's domineering personality, Chand hopes a co-worker's love potion will solve her problems. Deepa Mehta directs.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not: Season 1

1999 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

This animated adventure series follows Michael "Rip" Ripley and his sidekicks, Cyril and Samantha, as they travel the globe to investigate strange artifacts and uncanny events worthy of the curiosities collection begun by Rip's uncle, Robert Ripley. But the team discovers that scrutinizing the realm of the fantastic is risky as they run headlong into Transylvanian vampires, Pacific-island cannibals, ancient Egyptian curses and other dangers.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not: Season 2

1999 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

In these episodes from the animated series inspired by Ripley's famous "Believe It or Not!" empire, adventurer Rip Ripley and his crack investigative team face perils in exotic locales to unearth the truth about strange events and artifacts. But as the crew reveals the facts behind mythical Tibetan monsters, cursed Japanese kimonos, enchanted Australian talismans and more, they also encounter mysteries they simply can't explain.
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Grace, Milly, Lucy ... Child Soldiers

2010 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

In this sobering documentary, filmmaker Raymonde Provencher gives three women -- Grace, Milly and Lucy -- time to talk about their childhoods in Uganda, where they were forced to kill against their will as soldiers in the Lord's Resistance Army. Now as adults, they're working as activists to help others through a support group for survivors of childhood slavery, never forgetting their own haunting experiences.
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Ripley's Believe It or Not

1999 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Putting the credulity of its audience to the test, this documentary-style series investigates the uncanny, the supernatural and the bizarre, including tales of ghostly visitations, unusual phenomena from nature and strange historical events.
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Spudwrench: Kahnawake Man

1997 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Horne is one of many Mohawk high steel workers who worked on some of the world's tallest buildings--but have never lost touch with their roots.
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Women on the March

1959 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

A film record of women at the turn of the century and of the suffragette movement's struggle for equal rights.
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The Boxing Girls of Kabul

2012 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

A remarkable group of young Afghan women dream of representing their country as boxers at the 2012 Olympics. This documentary follows them as they embark on a journey of both personal and political transformation.
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Blood Pressure

2012 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Discontent with her family life and career, a woman begins receiving letters from a secret admirer. Intrigued by this mystery figure, she agrees to continue accepting the correspondence, which contains increasingly strange messages and instructions.
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Fists of Pride

2013 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

In a boxing camp on the Thai-Burmese border, young boys -- the children of mostly illegal migrant workers fleeing Burma -- train for prize fights that they hope might change their lives.
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Last Chance

2012 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Filmmaker Paul Émile d'Entremont chronicles the journeys of five asylum-seekers as they turn to Canada to escape sexual discrimination and homophobic violence in their native countries.
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A Museum in the City

2012 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Filmmaker Luc Bourdon takes viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, revealing less about the artwork itself and more about the fine art of bringing a museum to life.
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Visiting Hours

1982 | NR | 3.0 out of 5 Stars

After airing an outspoken report on domestic violence, anchorwoman Deborah is savagely beaten by a displeased viewer. Having survived the attack, she's seemingly safe in the hospital, yet she has no idea that her attacker has come for visiting hours.
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Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands

2009 | NR | 3.0 out of 5 Stars

The future of Canada's Alberta Tar Sands is the core concern of Peter Mettler's documentary, which uses sweeping aerial photography to underscore the environmental threats posed by proposed large-scale oil extraction from the sands.
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Grown Up Movie Star

2009 | NR | 3.0 out of 5 Stars

Teenage Ruby's life turns upside down when her mother runs off and her hard-luck ex-hockey star father, Ray, comes home. While her dad struggles with failed expectations, Ruby strikes up an ill-advised friendship with an older man.
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Taking the Plunge 2

2009 | NR | 3.0 out of 5 Stars

Confident they'll excel at Quebec City's prestigious swimming competition, recent graduates Fred (Jason Roy-Léveillée) and Gaby (Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin) find themselves in love and in high spirits -- until William (David Laurin), a hunky rival swimmer -- and rival suitor -- catches Gaby's eye. Now Fred and Gaby must sort out their feelings for each other as the competition at the championships intensifies.
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Down to the Dirt

2008 | NR | 3.0 out of 5 Stars

Drug addict Keith Kavanagh (Joel Thomas Hynes) longs to clean up his act and get a new start on life, but lacks the motivation to do so. Determined to escape both his small Newfoundland town and his addictions, Keith seeks solace in his girlfriend Natasha (Mylene Savoie) but eventually descends further into depravity. Hynes also penned the semiautobiographical novel that inspired this dark drama.
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