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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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Film Review: Atomic Blonde

Film Review: Atomic Blonde

Synopsis: An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents. Stars: Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Toby Jones Director: David Leitch

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Film Review: Girls Trip

Film Review: Girls Trip

Synopsis: When four lifelong friends travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there's enough dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. Stars: Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett SMith, [...]

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Film Review: Dunkirk

Film Review: Dunkirk

Synopsis: Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard Director: Christopher Nolan

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Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Film Review: War for the Planet of the Apes

Synopsis: After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson Director: Matt Reeves

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Film Review: Once Upon a Time in Venice

Film Review: Once Upon a Time in Venice

Synopsis: A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog. Stars: Bruce Willis, John Goodman, Jason Momoa Director: Mark Cullen

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Film Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Film Review: Spider-Man Homecoming

Synopsis: Several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, [...]

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Film Review: The Hero

Film Review: The Hero

Synopsis: An ailing movie star comes to terms with his past and mortality. Stars: Sam Elliott, Laura Prepon, Krysten Ritter Director: Brett Haley

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Film Review: The Big Sick

Film Review: The Big Sick

Synopsis: A couple deals with their cultural differences as their relationship grows. Stars: Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan Director: Michael Showalter

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One on One with the CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival

One on One with the CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has been in existence for over 40 years but I have only been attending for the last three. I caught the bug late but I am making up for lost time. I see on average 30-40 movies during the 11 day Festival. Earlier this year the Director and CEO of TIFF, [...]

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Canada Scene Hits the Big Screen

Canada Scene Hits the Big Screen

Ottawa Life’s Festival City Series is back! We'll provide a unique look at some of your favourite events. We’ll go beyond the music with artist interviews, volunteer profiles, concert reviews and spotlights on the tastes, sights and sounds of the festival season. Your city! Your [...]

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