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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: The Post

Film Review: The Post

Synopsis: A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government. Stars: Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks Director: Steven Spielberg

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Film Review: The Commuter

Film Review: The Commuter

Synopsis: A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home. Stars: Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson Director: Jaume Collett-Serra

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Film Review: Paddington 2

Film Review: Paddington 2

Synopsis: Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen. Stars: Ben Whishaw, Hugh Grant, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, [...]

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Ottawa Life’s Best Movies of 2017

Ottawa Life’s Best Movies of 2017

Just over 260. That’s the amount of movies I saw in 2017, and the year isn’t over yet. I am not a hard man to find, if you peak your head into a theatre, chances are I’ll be there. 2017 was a very good year for movies. It introduced us to wonderful stories and interesting characters. [...]

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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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