TIFF 2017: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ Questions The Necessity Of Violence

'Three Billboards' takes itself to Hell and back in order to present a textured portrayal of grief and culpability in a small community.

‘mother!’ Doesn’t Love You; Can You Love It?

Wearing its passionate, bloody heart on its sleeve, mother! is the gift of all gifts for those who love movies: a fountain of cinematic and philosophical conversation wrapped up in skillfully bold genre filmmaking.
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TIFF 2017: ‘First Reformed’ Is A Blistering, Bleak Contemplation On Humanity’s Frailty

Paul Schrader’s 'First Reformed' is a bleak, tough take on the suffering we can self-inflict in our constant search for higher truth.
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TIFF 2017: ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Is A Moving, Vivacious Portrait Of Grief And Resilience

Along with 'Call Me By Your Name,' 'A Fantastic Woman' stands out not just as exemplary LGBTQ cinema, but as one of the best films of 2017, deserving wide recognition for overall achievement.

TIFF 2017: ‘Bodied’ Takes The Gloves Off

'Bodied' is an important film, but a deeply flawed one.
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TIFF 2017: ‘Lady Bird’ Is A Coming-Of-Age Classic

'Lady Bird' isn’t a great film for new director, it’s a great film. Period.

TIFF 2017: ‘The Journey’ Is A Creative Exploration Of Post-War Iraq And Its People

Smart, well acted, and touching in surprising ways despite its subject matter, 'The Journey' is well worth taking.

Buffyversed #28: “Phases” Adds Another Super Power to Buffy’s Justice League

When Buffy first assembled her squad of Scoobies, they were mostly there for moral support. They would help where they could but were ultimately not up to the task of dealing with most of the supernatural creatures that the slayer goes up against.
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‘American Assassin’ Almost Gets It Right

American Assassin positions itself as the next Bourne-style action series.
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TIFF 2017: ‘mother!’ Is an all-out Assault on Your Senses And Your Patience

Aronofsky’s fans are in for a treat and everyone else is in for a chore.