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Jacob Junior Nayinggul (left) and Simon Baker in High Ground (2020). Maxo, Bunya Productions, Savage Films

How historically accurate is the film High Ground? The violence it depicts is uncomfortably close to the truth

In depicting brutal massacres and mission life, this film gets a lot right. And the model for its central protagonist may well be a young man called Narlim, exiled from his country in the late 1930s.
Seventy-four percent of shows and films with an abortion plot line centered on an impregnated white character, including ‘Little Fires Everywhere.’ Hulu

In 2020, TV and film still couldn’t get abortion right

Hollywood continues to dramatically exaggerate the medical risks associated with abortion while downplaying barriers to access.
Some movie fans who await Christmas Day movie openings will be stuck in the middle of cinema closures due to COVID-19 and streaming restrictions. Here, a still from ‘Wonder Woman 1984.’ (Warner Bros.)

All I want for Christmas is a Hollywood blockbuster

Canadians won't be able to stream 'Wonder Woman 1984' when it launches Christmas Day. Surfing streaming menus and reviews for what to watch and where may become a new Christmas movie tradition.
Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell in ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ will inspire viewers with more than keeping up fashionable appearances through December holidays in lockdown. (Netflix)

Will Ferrell’s ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ movie is the laugh we need this holiday

The movie is indeed a silly look at how sharing song and media in popular culture can affect how we relate as individuals and nations but it also carries deeper insights.
Lovers Rock from Steve McQueen’s Small Axe series explored the music and Blues party scene of London in the 1970s. BBC/McQueen Limited/Parisa Taghizadeh

Small Axe: what Steve McQueen got right and wrong about lovers rock

Centred around a Blues Party in London, the second film from the Small Axe anthology captured the excitement of setting up a party but missed things about sound system culture in the UK.
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Empathy in conservation is hotly debated. Still, the world needs more stories like My Octopus Teacher

Some scientists say attributing 'human-like' qualities to animals is misleading. Others say it's a great tool for conservation. Either way, the Netflix hit My Octopus Teacher has a positive message.

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