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It's a beautifully modulated performance in a nicely crafted, quietly unassuming character study by Vancouver-based writer-director Carl Bessai. Read full review
The dreamy drama Emile shows how a talented cast can turn a tentative plot into pleasant viewing. Read full review
Poignant and well acted, though not very memorable. Read full review
A small but excellent cast supports McKellen in what is a beautiful and intelligent film. Read full review
At heart a reverie, a meditation on the past and its treacheries. Read full review
A routine memory piece about long-buried family secrets that bubble back to the surface to wreak havoc. Read full review
While most films in which the angry past confronts the guilty present degenerate into mawkish reconciliations, Emile errs on the side of restraint. Read full review
Sensitively played but ultimately undone by its unconventional approach. Read full review
Both lightweight and heavy-handed, Carl Bessai's arthouse drama can't even be redeemed by Ian McKellen's sensitive turn in the title role. Read full review
Odd beginning permits viewers to leave after five minutes and know what happens. Those remaining are left with the full tome, its 92-minute length hiding an experience as draining as "Heaven's Gate." Read full review
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