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Glasner on Film with Eli Glasner

CBC Radio Film Reviewer Eli Glasner shares his big screen thoughts on the latest and greatest movies appearing at theatre near you. Some cinema smarts (and snark) to go with your popcorn.

  • 15:48
    Oscar winner Brie Larson went from being trapped in a Room, to facing off against King Kong. Now she's taking on perhaps her biggest role yet -- Captain Marvel. It's the first female led film for Marvel Studios. Is Larson the Captain we need right now? To answer that and talk about the backlash around Brie Larson, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
    Mar 8, 2019
  • 14:38
    This year marks 50 years since Neil Armstrong took those first small steps on the lunar surface. A new documentary takes viewers back to that historic moment. It's called "Apollo 11" -- and opens in select IMAX theatres this week and across Canada next week. CBC film critic Eli Glasner is here to explain why it's a must see.
    Mar 1, 2019
  • 16:42
    If you're feeling a Valentine's Day hangover, you might find the cure at the multiplex this weekend. Rebel Wilson finds herself trapped inside a Rom-Com, in the genre spoof "Isn't It Romantic?" But if your idea of romance involves explosions and killer robots...there's a futuristic adventure from the guys who brought you Sin City and Avatar called "Alita: Battle Angel." With more, here's our movie guy Eli Glasner,
    Feb 15, 2019
  • 16:56
    Movie-goers will FINALLY get a glimpse into the male psyche this weekend. Taraji P. Henson stars in "What Men Want." A gender-swapped twist on the 2000 Mel Gibson vehicle "What Women Want." But if you're looking for action...you've probably noticed Liam Neeson has been in the news a lot lately. He's been under heavy scrutiny after comments he made while promoting the new thriller "Cold Pursuit." With more on that...here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
    Feb 8, 2019
  • 19:20
    A new Hollywood thriller brings the tensions at the US-Mexico border to the big screen. Miss Bala is a remake of a 2011 Mexican film. It stars Gina Rodrigues as an American woman who gets caught in the middle of the drug war. CBC film guy Eli Glasner gives us a look at that and the new Netflix series, Russian Doll.
    Feb 1, 2019
  • 18:55
    Post-Oscar nomination weekend has arrived and the result is a mixed bag at the movies. First up, Serenity, a mysterious new film starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Then it's a look at the family film, The Kid Who Would Be King followed by a few quick words on the Polish Oscar-nominated movie Cold War. Here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.
    Jan 25, 2019
  • 19:40
    "I see dead people." Those four words from The Sixth Sense put director M. Night Shyamalan on Hollywood's radar. Since that time his track record has been rather uneven. Now he's bringing the characters from Unbreakable and Split together, in the new thriller Glass. Plus, for classic comedy fans, Stan & OIlie is a look at the real life struggles of Hollywood icons Laurel and & Hardy. The new movie features John C. Reilly and Steve Coogan as the comedic duo. With more, here is CBC's film guy Eli Glasner .
    Jan 18, 2019
  • 16:54
    In 2011 a French film called The Intouchables became a box office smash. It's a story about wealthy quadriplegic author who hires a young man as his caretaker. Given its success, it should be no surprise Hollywood decided to remake the movie. Which brings us to today and a new film called The Upside starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart. With more on that and a new movie from Lebanon called Capernaum, here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 14:47
    The holidays come early for film fans this week with 3 new blockbusters hitting screens. First up, Emily Blunt attempts the impossible in the sequel Mary Poppins Returns. Then it's a look as Jason Momoa in Aquman, followed by the new Transformers prequel Bumblebee. Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
    Dec 21, 2018
  • 16:56
    There's a mixture of thrillers and action at the movies this week. First up, a look at the new animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Then it's a new post-apocalyptic tale from filmmaker Peter Jackson called Mortal Engines. Finally, Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges star in the addiction drama Ben is Back. Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.
    Dec 14, 2018
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