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TIFF 2017 Review: Eye on Juliet

Canadian filmmaker Kim Nguyen (Rebelle, Two Lovers and a Bear) returns to the festival with Eye on Juliet, another unlikely romance. Gordon (Joe Cole) is a robotics expert living in Detroit and operating sophisticated spider-like drones that can communicate with...

TIFF 2017 Review: Battle of the Sexes

With the historical and inspirational tale Battle of the Sexes, Little Miss Sunshine directors Valerie Faris and Jonathan Dayton mount a dramatic retelling of a loaded, watershed moment in professional sports: a big money exhibition tennis match between women’s rights...

TIFF 2017 Review: Pyewacket

Pyewacket, the second feature from Canadian actor turned filmmaker Adam MacDonald, revolves around a goth, occult obsessed teen (Nicole Muñoz) who’s upset and inconsolable when her grieving mother (Laurie Holden) makes the decision to move to a cabin in the country in...

TIFF 2017 Review: A Worthy Companion

In A Worthy Companion, Evan Rachel Wood tears into the role of Laura, a troubled young woman whose icy exterior barely masks a lifetime of hardship and trauma. Working as a house cleaner for her father’s company (with whom she has a rocky relationship) and living in a...

TIFF 2017 Review: Stronger

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers another transformative performance in David Gordon Green’s inspirational biopic Stronger as Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman. Losing both his legs at the race’s finish line thanks to his close proximity to the terrorist blast,...

TIFF 2017 Review: Happy End

Those familiar with the work of Austrian auteur Michael Haneke know better than to take the title of his latest effort – Happy End –at face value. A sprawling portrait of crumbling domesticity and manners, Happy End is a bitter comedy, pointed drama, and curiously...