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Review: Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal’s mesmerizing performance of petty thief turned freelance L.A. crime videographer in writer/director Dan Gilroy’s debut feature will stun TIFF audiences. Louis Bloom (Gyllenhaal), an opportunist ready to weasel his way into any profession,...

TIFF 2014 Review: The Guest

In The Guest a soldier (Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey) unexpectedly shows up at the grief-stricken Peterson’s residence, professing to be their recently deceased son’s army buddy. Writer-director duo Simon Barrett and Adam Wingard revive the 1980s psychological...

TIFF 2014 Review: The Price We Pay

Writer/director Harold Crooks delves into the white collared world of corporate tax evasion, revealing the dirty side of off-shore accounts, which in turn robs governments of billions each year. Crooks puts huge effort into exposing the practice of big business tax...

TIFF 2014 Review: The Connection

William Friedkin’s The French Connection brilliantly captured one cop’s tireless crusade against drugs hitting the New York City streets. Cédric Jimenez’s companion piece to the 1971 Academy Award-winning film infiltrates the French mafia scene in...

TIFF 2014 Review: Phoenix

Through the streets of Berlin post Second World War, concentration camp survivor, Nelly Lenz (Nina Hoss) searches for her old life, especially her husband Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), who may have been her betrayer. Director/writer Christian Petzold’s script...