Category: TIFF

TIFF 2017 Review: The Leisure Seeker

Italian filmmaker Paolo Virzi’s The Leisure Seeker takes a potentially hackneyed storyline on paper and turns it into something wonderfully moving with the help of two seasoned actors at the top of their game. Helen Mirren and...

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TIFF 2017 Review: The Price of Success

A French stand-up comedian (Tahar Rahim) finds himself torn between the differing viewpoints of his new girlfriend (Maïwenn) and his brother/manager (Roschdy Zem) In filmmaker Teddy Lussi-Modeste’s loosely autobiographical...

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TIFF 2017 Review: Molly’s Game

While there isn’t a whole lot of walking in writer Aaron Sorkin’s feature directorial debut, Molly’s Game, there’s certainly a lot of talking. That’s both a good thing and a bad thing. It’s the story of Molly Bloom (Jessica...

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TIFF 2017 Review: Les Affamés

It can be easy for modern zombie movies to all feel like carbon copies of one another at a certain point. Zombies chase humans; humans run and hide out and arm themselves and join up with other humans to form larger groups;...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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