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Film review: Mommy’s chances at the Oscars

“Mommy” — the word written on a gold necklace, given to a middle-aged woman as a gift from her son. This is a scene from a film with the same title, directed by Xavier Dolan. Mommy, which is set in a fictional version of Canada, tells the story of widowed mother, Diane ‘Die’ Seprés (Anne …

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The character Mustafa, voiced by Liam Neeson, who is featured in the main story as a poet recently released from imprisonment. Photo courtesy of TIFF.

TIFF Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Animation has the reputation of being “only for children,” but Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6, will be as equally captivating to adults as it is to children. The story is a simple one. The “prophet” Mustafa (Liam Neeson) is a poet who …

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