Glasner on Film

 
 

Glasner on Film

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.

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2019-01-11 The Upside - Capernaum

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.

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2018-12-21 Mary Poppins Returns - Aquaman - Bumblebee

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.

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2018-12-14 Spider-Man: Intro the Spider-Verse - Mortal Engines - Ben is Back

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.

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2018-12-07 - Dumplin'

Whether it's sitcoms or commercials, Hollywood can't seem to get enough of Jennifer Aniston. Now she's launching her newest film...on Netflix. Dumplin' is about a mother-daughter relationship that's tested by a beauty pageant. With more, here is CBC's Eli Glasner.

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2018-11-30 Roma - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Clara - The Favourite

It's a potpourri of motion pictures this week. First up, one of CBC film critic Eli Glasner's favourite films of the year: Roma. Then a new western from the Coen Brothers: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Following that, some short takes on the sci-fi film Clara and the royal farce The Favourite.

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2018-11-23 Creed 2 - Ralph Breaks the Internet - Green Book - At Eternity's Gate

It's Thanksgiving in America and that means a bounty of new movies at the multiplex . This week CBC's Eli Glasner takes a look at some sequels and Oscar contenders. First up, Creed 2, starring Michael B. Jordan. Then we move on to the Disney animated sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet. Plus a look at the Oscar buzz around Green Book and finally Eli rhapsodizes over Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh in the film At Eternity's Gate.

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2018-11-16 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald - Widows

This weekend at the movies, two very different options for fans. First up, it's the latest installment of the Harry Potter prequels, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Then, a crime thriller packed with an Oscar-caliber cast, director Steve McQueen comes to Chicago with Widows. Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2018-11-13 BONUS POD - Eli speaks about Stan Lee with Ontario Morning's Wei Chen

Eli Glasner joins Ontario Morning Host Wei Chen to talk about the heroic but complicated legacy of comic creator Stan Lee.

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2018-11-09 The Grinch - The Girl in the Spider's Web - Bodied

Hollywood loves to recycle and you can certainly see that in this weekend's new releases. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is a new take on the much-loved tale. For adults, there's the continuation of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo franchise called The Girl in the Spider's Web. If you're looking for originality, Bodied is a new movie set in the world of Battle Rap. Here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.

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2018-11-02 Bohemiam Rhapsody - The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

The new movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" brings the legend of Freddie Mercury back to life. The film chronicles the rise of the rock band Queen and stars Rami Malek as the lead singer. But the movie had it's share of behind the scenes trouble on its way to theatres. Is this a film for fans... or does it bite the dust? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner with his review and a look at the new Disney film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.

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2018-10-19 - Halloween - The Hate U Give

This week, CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner spends some time with Michael Myers as he looks at the both the old and new versions of Halloween. Plus a look at the big screen adaptation of the best-selling novel The Hate U Give.

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2018-10-12 First Man

From The Right Stuff to Apollo 13, Hollywood has always been fascinated with the great beyond. Now you can add to the list First Man - a movie about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing. With more here's CBC movie man Eli Glasner.

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2018-10-05 A Star Is Born - Venom

From 1937 to 54 and 76, Hollywood has a fascination with the story of A Star is Born. Now it's the vehicle for Oscar-nominated actor Bradley Cooper's directorial debut. And for his star, Cooper cast none other than Lady Gaga. You know she can sing, but can she act? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner with his review and a look Venom starring Tom Hardy.

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2018-09-28 Colette - Night School - Anthropocene

This week CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner takes on a wide range of films. First up, Keira Knightley in a bold new drama called Colette. Then, Kevin Hart returns in the new comedy Night School. Finally, for documentary lovers, Anthropocene : The Human Epoch.

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2018-09-21 Life Itself - Faherheit 9/11 - Quincy

Drama and documentaries are on the menu today as CBC film critic Eli Glasner takes a look at the latest releases. First up, Life Itself, a new movie by the creator of the TV series This is Us. If you're looking for non-fiction films, Eli also reviews Michael Moore's latest doc and a new Netflix film about music producer Quincy Jones.

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2014-09-14 - Four of the best from TIFF

As the Toronto International Film Festival heads into the closing weekend, CBC film critic Eli Glasner returns to share four of his favourite experiences.

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2018-08-24 Little Italy - To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Little Italy is a new movie set in (gasp) Toronto starring Hayden Christensen and Emma Roberts. If that rom-com isn't your flavour, there's also a new movie on Netflix that's making waves. It's called To All the Boys I've Loved Before. With more on which one is worth swooning over, here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.

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2018-08-17 Crazy Rich Asians - Mile 22

Arriving on a wave of anticpation, Crazy Rich Asians is finally in theatres. Based on the best-selling novels by Kevin Kwan the big screen adaptation stars Constance Wu and Henry Golding. Plus for action fans, there's Mile 22, a new film starring Mark Wahlberg. With more here's CBC film guy Eli Glasner.

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2018-08-03 Christopher Robin

First Disney revisited Cinderella, then Beauty and the Beast. As the studio works its way through the back catalog, all the classic characters are getting a second chance. This weekend it's Winnie the Pooh and friends. The movie is called Christopher Robin and it features a new look for the funny old bear. But is the magic still there? Here's CBC film critic Eli Glasner.

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2018-07-27 Mission: Impossible - Fallout

The year was 1996. The Spice Girls were still topping the charts when the first Mission Impossible film premiered. Now, 22 years later, Tom Cruise is back as super spy Ethan Hunt in Mission Impossible: Fallout. After six movies...will he ever stop? CBC film critic Eli Glasner has some thoughts.

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2018-07-20 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again - Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot

In the book biz they call them summer reads. The kind of novel that's fun and breezy. But what if you're in the mood for a movie. This weekend the cast of the musical Mamma Mia returns for another Abba-inspired adventure. CBC film critic Eli Glasner reviews "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and shares his thoughts on "Don't Worry He Won't Get Far on Foot." Inspired by a true story, the film by Gus Van Sant tells the tale of cartoonist John Callahan and stars Joaquin Phoenix.

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