September 22, 2017

My First Experience With TIFF

Is the Toronto International Film Festival worth attending in person? You bet.
September 20, 2017

TIFF 2017: ‘Hostiles’ Is A Merciless Look Into The Horrors Of The American West

Hostiles is an admirably executed work about accessing the damage done to the collective psyche of western America in the late 19th century.
September 20, 2017
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TIFF 2017: ‘Brawl In Cell Block 99’ Is Violent, Twisted, And So Much Fun

Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 is a worthy follow-up to Bone Tomahawk.
September 20, 2017

TIFF 2017: ‘I Love You, Daddy’ finds art and life in uneasy conflict

It's impossible to separate the rumors about Louis C.K. from his new movie - and the movie itself makes clear he knows that.
September 19, 2017
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TIFF 2017: ‘Mom and Dad’ Reflects On Youth Through Brutality

It's easy to just enjoy the ride of 'Mom and Dad,' but there's an uneasy feeling at the center of the film that makes it occasionally difficult to wrestle with.
September 19, 2017

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.
September 16, 2017
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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.
September 16, 2017
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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.
September 15, 2017

TIFF 2017: ‘Bodied’ Takes The Gloves Off

'Bodied' is an important film, but a deeply flawed one.
September 15, 2017
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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.
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