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Past articles by Barry:

Navalny director and Canadian filmmaker Daniel Roher on his Oscars-night whirlwind

Canadian filmmaker Daniel Roher delivered one of the most stirring acceptance speeches in recent Oscars history when he won the award for Best Documentary this past Sunday → Read More

Review: Clement Virgo’s beautiful Brother is an instantly essential addition to Toronto cinema canon

The spirit of what Scarborough represents – for Chariandy, and for Clement – is undoubtedly present in every lovingly composed frame of Brother → Read More

Oscars 2023: Sarah Polley wins, Jimmy Kimmel flails, and every highlight everywhere all at once from the 95th Academy Awards

Academy Awards ends with the madcap multiverse comedy Everything Everywhere All at Once taking home the top prize → Read More

The cinematic joys of visiting Tartupaluk, land of ‘Inuit lovers,’ all without leaving your VR headset

Tartupaluk (Prototype) is a startling, rich and dizzying new VR experience that blends 360-degree live-action video, motion-capture animation, and cutting-edge visual effects → Read More

The fine art of being Willem Dafoe

The prolific actor is so compelling that he even makes the new film Inside imminently watchable → Read More

Review: Scream VI is bloody fun, but only half as sharp as it thinks it is, and in desperate need of Neve Campbell

Scream VI takes a meta-squared riff on the Scream series itself and delivers quickly, efficiently and oh-so-sharply → Read More

Art imitates life, or maybe it’s vice versa, for the Canadian stars of I Like Movies

As I Like Movies opens in theatres across Canada, Isaiah Lehtinen and Romina D’Ugo will reckon with the same questions that their characters end up staring down toward the end of the movie – what’s next → Read More

Review: Willem Dafoe can’t escape dull confines of torturous psychological thriller Inside

Dafoe is captivating as always, but Inside ultimately has no substance, and a cop-out ending ripe for defacement → Read More

Don’t bury the Academy Awards just yet: Why the Oscars matter more than we realize

If film is dying, then the Oscars ceremony should be the very last thing to be buried → Read More

Review: Oscars predictions 2023: Who will win, and who should win, at this year’s comeback Academy Awards

To help with your Oscars betting pool, here are my best guesses and greater hopes for the 2023 Academy Awards → Read More

Five things to stream this weekend: Women Talking comes home, plus bears and donkeys, oh my

Do you feel like you’re drowning … but you haven’t even left your couch? Welcome to the Great Content Overload Era. To help you navigate the choppy digital waves, here are The Globe’s best bets for weekend streaming. Palm Trees and Power Lines (on-demand, including Apple TV and Google Play) Director Jamie Dack's Palm Trees and Power Lines.Momentum Pictures I’ve been very patiently waiting more… → Read More

The Mandalorian Season 3 inches Star Wars toward its Disney+ destiny, a galaxy away from the big screen

The new season of the Mandalorian hints at Disney’s ultimate plan to fit the show into the franchise’s larger lore, and to carefully inch Star Wars agnostics closer to subscribing for Disney+ → Read More

Review: Electrifying drama Return to Seoul will touch your nerves and rattle your soul

Return to Seoul is about the dangers of looking into your past. It will touch nerves, and send some moviegoers on a million-mile journey inside their own heads → Read More

Review: Beguiling Queens of the Qing Dynasty confirms Cape Breton’s Ashley McKenzie as a truly original storyteller

Queens of the Qing Dynasty confirms Ashley McKenzie as one of the more original, unpredictable voices in Canadian storytelling → Read More

Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool Uncut restores director’s R-rated vision

To avoid the dreaded NC-17 rating during its initial release, Cronenberg had to sanitize the dark satire’s bloodier scenes → Read More

Real people, artificial drama: Inside Antoine Bourges’ new Toronto movie classic Concrete Valley

Bourges paints a portrait of a world that is both refuge and limbo for an untold number of immigrant families → Read More

Review: Netflix’s We Have a Ghost will bore you to death

We Have a Ghost is a desperate mix of feel-good sentimentality, watered-down surreality, and comedy as transparent in its hackiness as the film’s title spook → Read More

Five things to stream this weekend: Party Down finally celebrates Season 3, plus Plane lands at home

Sicario, Rocketman and more of The Globe’s best bets for weekend streaming. → Read More

BlackBerry or bust: Inside Canadian cinema’s Berlinale breakthrough

BlackBerry may spark the Canadian cinema revolution that director Matt Johnson and his band of friends/collaborators are fomenting → Read More

Review: Matt Johnson’s riotous film BlackBerry is a new Canadian classic

Matt Johnson’ BlackBerry is Canadian cinema’s answer to The Social Network. This relentlessly live-wire film deserves its spotlight on the world stage at this year’s Berlinale → Read More