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Review: Roma

A stunning achievement of art and emotion wrapped up in a deceptively simple story of a family on the rocks, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma is the definition of a masterpiece.
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Christmas decorating ideas from Home Depot

Home Depot is one of my favorite places for decorating ideas and seasonal goodies, and this Christmas they have a lot of things to really add some colour, warmth, and style to your home.
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Samsung SmartThings and the Alexa Smart Home

Toronto's Alexa Smart Home
This month Samsung gave me a demo of some of their new SmartThings products, and how they're being used at the Alexa Smart Home Pop-Up in Toronto. It was a great demonstration of just how much control there is now, and with a simple voice command, or push of a button, what you can do.

Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace

Review: The Possession of Hannah Grace
If it weren’t so blandly competent in its appearance and overall ambiance, The Possession of Hannah Grace and its parade of not-even-remotely frightening jump scares would be insulting.

Review: Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)

Review: Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back)
Built on a premise that could either be mined for pitch black comedic gold or become grossly offensive and insensitive, the high concept and mostly deadpan British comedy Dead in a Week (or Your Money Back) takes the path straight down the middle of both extremes and ends up being not much at all.

Review: Happy as Lazzaro

Review: Happy as Lazzaro
Rich in plot and subtext, Italian writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s allegorical and twisty drama Happy as Lazzaro is an ambitious and mostly successful look at how the fears of marginalized people have rarely changed over time.

Night into day with Google Pixel 3's Night Sight

Night Sight on the Google Pixel 3
For as long as there have been smartphones, shooting at night has yielded about the same results, but Google's new Night Sight feature for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL opens up new potential for your photography.

Four decades and still only One Of A Kind | Winter Show 2018

Maker Bean Cafe - Caira Christopher
One Of A Kind 2018 Winter artisan show and sale is the Comic-con for craft lovers. Every year for decades--literally decades--I’ve looked forward to the annual holiday show jam packed with 800 professional artisans from across the country and sometimes beyond.

Review: Clara

Review: Clara
A gentle, but evocative and effective mixture of drama, romance, mysticism, and science, writer-director Akash Sherman’s Clara takes what could’ve been a standard, hokey meet-cute scenario and turns it into something intelligent and emotionally fruitful.

Review: Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz

Review: Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz
The documentary Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz allows one of the most famous, influential, and celebrated figures in the history of international criminal litigation to tell their phenomenal professional and personal life story in their own words.

Charity Gift Guide 2018: Women's health & empowerment

The holidays are coming up quickly, and it's really one of the most wonderful times of the year. While the holidays are all about celebrating loved ones though, they're also about giving, and more importantly, giving back.

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