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Eli Glasner

Eli Glasner 
CBC News arts reporter and resident ranter.

FILM REVIEW: I Origins

Categories: Movies

Tags: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Eli Glasner, films, I Origin, Michael Pitt, Mike Cahill, Movie reviews

I Origins is a movie with many sides: a existential romance, a story packed with with facts and figures but at the same time open to coincidence and, simply, a well-acted film.

FILM REVIEW: Boyhood

Categories: Movies

Tags: arts, boyhood, buzz, Ellar Coltrane, entertainment, Ethan Hawke, movies, Patricia Arquette, Richard Linklater

Goddess of Thunder? The new female Thor

Categories: Art & Design, Social Media

Tags: CBC Arts Online, Eli Glaster, God of Thunder, Marvel Comics, Thor

FILM REVIEW: Life Itself

Categories: Celebrities, Movies

Tags: Chaz Ebert, documentary, Eli Glasner, entertainment, Life Itself, movies, Roger Ebert

The wit and voice of film critic Roger Ebert lives on in Life Itself, a new documentary from director Steve James. By focusing the camera on Ebert's life and death it's a fitting tribute says Eli Glasner

FILM REVIEW: Chef

Categories: Movies

Tags: Chef, Jon Favreau

Jon Favreau's new movie Chef is a bite of cinematic soul food: a touching film about food and fatherhood that also has something to say about the challenge of commerce versus creativity, says Eli Glasner.

FILM REVIEW: Maleficent

Categories: Featured, Movies

Tags: Angelina Jolie, Disney, Maleficent, prequel, Sleeping Beauty

Angelina Jolie returns to the big screen in full force as the wicked fairy in Maleficent. The effects and the costumes are impressive; if only the storytelling was as sharp as the star's cheekbones, laments Eli Glasner.

FILM REVIEW: Locke

Categories: Featured, Movies

Tags: drama, Locke, Steven Knight, Tom Hardy

A thrilling exercise in cinematic minimalism, Locke is an example of how little it takes to make a good drama -- but it helps if you start with Tom Hardy. Exhausted by a conventional action flick and inspired by some nighttime driving footage, writer-director Steven Knight has created a gorgeous-looking film that gives his talented star the equivalent of a 90-minute drum solo, says Eli Glasner.

FILM REVIEW: The Lunchbox

Categories: Movies

Tags: dabbawala, Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur, Ritesh Batra, The Lunchbox

Two strangers in the bustling metropolis of Mumbai are unexpectedly united by the city's famed midday-meal couriers in The Lunchbox, a delicious treat that will wash away the taste of prefab Hollywood love stories and a tale to truly savour, says Eli Glasner.

Remembering Philip Seymour Hoffman

Categories: Celebrities, Featured, Movies

Tags: memorable roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman, tribute

He was an actor with a force of will, a sense of purpose and who inhabited his roles "with every fibre of his being." Film critic Eli Glasner pays tribute to the onscreen everyman whom you couldn't take your eyes off.

Top 10 films of 2013

Categories: Featured, Movies

Tags: Top 10 films of 2013

Humour and honesty, seduction and spectacle, anguish and independence: Eli Glasner looks back at his top 10 films of 2013.