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TIFF 2018: ‘Hold the Dark’ Embraces the Necessity of Evil

Christopher Cross
'Hold the Dark' treads in evil more than most movies would dare, all the while keeping its earthy tones and convincing the audience that perhaps what we classify as evil is actually a natural way of life we’ve become accustomed to fear.
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TIFF 2018: ‘High Life’ Upends Sci-Fi Conventions

Brian Marks
High Life Directed by Claire Denis Written by Claire Denis, Jean-Pol Fargeau, and Geoff Cox 2018/Germany/France/UK/Poland/USA After the Toronto premiere of Claire Denis’ new film, High Life, critics rushed to post about its most extreme and bizarre moments on Twitter, mostly in an ecstatic manner. Besides being a display of
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TIFF 2018: ‘Mid90s’ Captures a Specific Wave of Nostalgia

Christopher Cross
Mid90s Written and Directed by Jonah Hill 2018/USA Growing up in the 90s and early 2000s, trying to find an identity wasn’t exactly the easiest. You do a lot of shapeshifting until you find something that fits. Or rather, you find others representing that identity that accept you into their