Shia LaBeouf plays his own father in Honey Boy. He’s phenomenal.

Noah Jupe in Honey Boy. | Courtesy of TIFF LaBeouf wrote the film based on his own troubled childhood. It’s an exercise in extreme empathy, and a must-see. People say art makes us more empathetic — and research seems to confirm this, to a degree — but I’ve always found the idea a little suspect; it’s not as if some of history’s greatest monsters weren’t also art lovers. Nevertheless, a film can open your mind…

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Hurricane Dorian gains strength again as it heads toward Canada

The ruins of what was once a neighborhood on Great Abaco Island following Hurricane Dorian. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images The storm has left at least 43 dead and as many as 70,000 homeless. Hurricane Dorian strengthened to a Category 2 hurricane Saturday afternoon, as it began moving past the coast of Maine towards the east coast of Canada with maximum sustained wind speeds of 100 mph. The catastrophic storm has left more than 43 people…

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