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TIFF 2016 Review: The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden, the latest feature from Park Chan-wook, is an erotic thriller based on the novel “Fingersmith” by Welsh author Sarah Waters. Chan-wook’s penchant for deception is in fine form here as the film breaks down into three parts, each unveiling a new layer of...

TIFF 2016 Review: Julieta

Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film, Julieta, sees his return to the realm of women through the words of Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro. He’s adapted three of her short stories, “Chance”, “Soon”, and “Silence”, from her 2004 collection “Runaway”. The stories focus on a...

TIFF 2016 Review: I, Daniel Blake

In his latest venture, I, Daniel Blake, Ken Loach has created a masterpiece. A work of staggering compassion, he’s crafted a profound portrait of the very people the system is failing. Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) is a grizzled old man viscerally incapable of suffering...