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The Toronto International Film Festival is one of the largest, most prestigious celebrations of cinema in the world, showcasing both major premieres and hidden gems from Canada and around the world.

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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.

TIFF 2017: ‘Vampire Clay’ Is Fun But Forgettable

'Vampire Clay' is an enjoyable B-level horror film, but somewhat lacking in originality.

TIFF 2017: ‘Caniba’ Loses Its Way

'Caniba' has little to offer beyond shock value.
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Ritual’ is David Bruckner’s Rite of Passage Into Feature-Length Horror

David Bruckner once again makes a case for himself as one of the more talented, confident horror film directors modern cinema has to offer with 'The Ritual.'
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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: ‘Gutland’ Is A Surrealist Crime Story

'Gutland' explores the darkness percolating beneath a bucolic small-town facade.
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Florida Project’ Delights and Devastates in Equal Measure

'The Florida Project' is unflinching at times, and one of the best films of the year.
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TIFF 2017: ‘The Square’ Tackles Art and Class with Mordant Humor

The Square Directed by Ruben Östlund Written by Ruben Östlund 2017/Sweden / Germany / France / Denmark In 2014, Swedish writer-director Ruben Östlund took aim at masculinity and bourgeois hypocrisy...
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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.
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TIFF 2017: ‘Breathe’ Can’t Quite Find Its Breath

Great performances make it hard not to at least like 'Breathe,' but they're in service of comfort food for period piece fans that will unfortunately do nothing for those outside of that audience.