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Keith Whittier

Film Reviewer

Ottawa native Keith Whittier has been going to movies for as long as he can remember. He usually sees between 2- 4 movies each week in the theatre. Keith's passion of film extends to different film festivals including the Toronto Film Festivals. Outside of films Keith is also a big sports enthusiast and can be found cheering on the Ottawa REDBLACKSKeith can be heard on a variety of radio stations in Ottawa giving movie reviews and we are very happy to have him as a contributor at Ottawa Life Magazine. Keith can be reached on his Twitter at @cfl_fan or on his website wittywhittier.com
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‘Unholy Night’ a Frightfully Festive Triumph for Ottawa Filmmakers

‘Unholy Night’ a Frightfully Festive Triumph for Ottawa Filmmakers

While there is no doubt that, I love film I am especially fond of local filmmakers. I have a special place in my heart for not only Canadian filmmakers, but also ones from Ottawa. I appreciate the challenges of getting a movie made and think it is great that, once it’s completed, it can be shown [...]

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Film Review: Unholy Night

Film Review: Unholy Night

Synopsis: The heart racing story of a nurse working the night shift on Christmas Eve, as she befriends an elderly patient who weaves a wicked set of tales about the most wonderful time of the year. Stars: Jennifer Allanson, Candice Lidstone, Julie Mainville, Vanessa Bloomfield Director: Kristian [...]

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Film Review: Star Wars -The Last Jedi

Film Review: Star Wars -The Last Jedi

Synopsis: Having taken her first steps into the Jedi world, Rey joins Luke Skywalker on an adventure with Leia, Finn and Poe that unlocks mysteries of the Force and secrets of the past. Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaacs, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher Director: Rian Johnson

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Kenny G. Dazzles the NAC

Kenny G. Dazzles the NAC

Photos by Marc Bourget Urban Dictionary defines the term ‘G’ as a ‘Gangster’. I use the term slightly differently. I look at is as someone in control of a situation. ‘She can walk into any room and just own it, she’s such a G!’ ‘He predicted who [...]

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Kenny G. Comes to the NAC

Kenny G. Comes to the NAC

Photo courtesy of the National Arts Centre There are many things I could tell you about myself that might surprise you or you may find ‘uncool’. For instance, I know a lot about The Young and The Restless (I have been checking in on the happenings of Genoa City for years); also, while [...]

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Film Review: The Disaster Artist

Film Review: The Disaster Artist

Synopsis: When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true. Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Alison Brie, Seth Rogen, Ari Graynor Director: James Franco [...]

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Film Review: Wonder

Film Review: Wonder

Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. Stars: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay [...]

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Film Review: Justice League

Film Review: Justice League

Synopsis: Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Stars: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, Jason Mamoa, Amy Adams Director: Zack Snyder [...]

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The Host with the Heart of Gold

The Host with the Heart of Gold

Confession: I am a great admirer of Trisha Owens, her work and who she is as a person. You can’t help but be taken aback by this wonderful woman. She has been a staple in Ottawa media for years. From working on The New RO (yes she is old school) to working on Majic 100 to her current gig on CTV [...]

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Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Film Review: Thor: Ragnarok

Synopsis: Imprisoned, the mighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization. Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, [...]

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