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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: 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; zombies eventually pick off humans...