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Sexual Assault Charge Against Paul Haggis Swiftly Dropped by Italian Court

Six weeks ago, we here at Hollywood North Magazine, along with every other news outlet you can name, reported that Oscar-winning screenwriter, producer and director, Paul Haggis, who is originally from London, Ontario, had been

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Paul Haggis Arrested for Sexual Assault in Italy

Oscar-winning writer, director and producer, Paul Haggis, who hails from London, Ontario, is under house arrest in Italy after being accused of sexual assault by an unnamed woman. News broke yesterday shortly after Haggis, 69,

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In The Valley of Elah (Review)

As a screenwriter and director, it can be difficult to gauge just what one should expect from a Paul Haggis feature. While the Ontarian Oscar winner is no doubt a talented force to be reckoned

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Why Crash is More Relevant than Ever, 13 Years On

Hard to believe that it has been 13 years since the release of Paul Haggis film Crash, and the Oscar controversy that went with it. Commentators did not take kindly to the Academy apparently “playing

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Much Out There

If you’re over 30 and can act as if you’re writing the citizenship exam (some of us have experience in that), St. Nickel might be able to use you as an extra. Details here at

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VIFF Opening, TIFF Board Changes, Social Impact Award, SMPIA Party

The Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the showing of Brooklyn, an international co-production (Canada, Ireland, UK) telling the story of a young immigrant woman in 1950’s New York — our Nick will

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