Lovely, and Talented

Striking a pose, Thomas Hardy-styleThe latest issue of NOW is on the stands, and in it you’ll find my second conversation with Gemma Arterton, who came to town earlier this summer to promote “The Disappearance of Alice Creed” and returned for “Tamara Drewe” at TIFF. She’s great. And as you’ll see, the emphasis on her looks is appropriate to the movie she’s made … even though the movie isn’t as solid as her performance.

Also in this issue, I speak to Luc Cote and Patricio Henriquez, directors of the new documentary “You Don’t Like the Truth: 4 Days in Guantanamo”, an essential new documentary about the Omar Khadr case opening this week, and I take a look at the Regent Park Film Festival, which starts up next Wednesday. Oh, and I preview the impressive selection of Halloween movies taking over local screens this weekend.

I reviewed some movies, too, but let’s save those for tomorrow. Except for “Winnebago Man“, which starts today at the Lightbox and is not nearly as good as you may have heard.