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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 Donald Sutherland star as Ella and John,...

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 family drama The Price of Success. Narratives...

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 Chastain, a perfect fit for Sorkin’s...

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...

Review: American Assassin

Silly, hyper-violent, and gleefully hateful, racist, and reactionary, American Assassin proves in every wrongheaded way possible that the Trump presidency is about to usher in a new era of godawful action movies that will probably be looked back upon fondly because of...