The third writeup of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival includes reviews of SPENCER, THE TSUGUA DIARIES and TITANE.
Our second dispatch from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival features takes on some of the festival’s hottest tickets: LAST NIGHT IN SOHO, BELFAST and THE POWER OF THE DOG.
This first dispatch from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival includes reviews of MEMORIA, DRIVE MY CAR, COMPARTMENT NO. 6 and EARWIG.
This dispatch from the virtual edition of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival includes reviews of SHIVA BABY, NIGHT OF THE KINGS, NO ORDINARY MAN and NOMADLAND.
When Downton Abbey ended its television run in 2015, there was no question it would return in some capacity. It was not a question of “if”—it was a question of “when.” Now fans have their chance to […]
I find it difficult to be too hard on a film that is so irrevocably buoyed by its lead performance, and such is the case with Judy, a film which wouldn’t have passed muster without its […]
As someone who is plus-sized in the way Brittany (Jillian Bell) is, I do appreciate a film like this coming along and contending with the inherent messiness of body positivity, particularly the idea of being […]
I was not originally planning to see Joker during the festival, but when it won the Golden Lion in Venice, I was curious. No doubt many other critics were, too. And so it was that […]
It’s 2019 and a new lesbian romance has set hearts alight—and cooled many others. Quite reminiscent of the critical discourse that surrounded Todd Haynes’ Carol in 2015, Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire has evoked […]
Kleber Mendonça Filho is one of the most exciting filmmakers working today—and Bacurau is only his third feature. Despite his minimal output thus far, I do believe I’m right in saying so. His debut, Neighboring Sounds, is […]
I can understand Waves at a conceptual level, but try as I might, I can’t take to its concrete, finished form. Beyond the audaciousness of slamming us right into the high-maintenance world of high school wrestler […]
I would not call The Whistlers one of the best entries in the emerging Romanian New Wave canon, though that doesn’t take away from what Corneliu Porumboiu does well. His darkly acerbic humour migrates from his […]
I would not expect Bertrand Bonello to do anything less than what he does with Zombi Child, his first feature since the polarizing Nocturama—and, on the face of it, a much less ambitious project in […]
Bleak and oblique, Nadiv Lapid’s Synonyms trains us on the most curious of subjects: an attractive man in a mustard overcoat who wanders the streets of Paris muttering an incantation of random words. Some he obsessively […]
There have been a few tweets comparing Workforce to Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, and they’re not wrong. No, it’s not the high-octane barnburner that Bong’s film is, nor does it juggle as many tonal contours. David Zonana’s […]