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Parasite

Telluride Film Review: ‘Parasite’ Works In Perfect Synchrony With Story and Bliss

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The imagination and mind of renowned director Bong Joon-ho have fluttered around our cinematic universe for years with inventive and...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Knives Out’ is the Perfect Whodunit That Slashes Expectations

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: If there's a case for a film that should be experienced purely with an audience, Rian Johnson's "Knives Out"...

Telluride Film Review: ‘Marriage Story’ Finds the Keen Insight Into Family and Divorce

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The alluring qualities of Noah Baumbach have been felt in many of his particular outings such as "Kicking and Screaming,"...

TIFF Review: Anthony Mackie Brings Star Power to Gloomy ‘Synchronic’

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: If you ever wondered what a gritty cable drama about paramedics would look like, it would probably be something...

TIFF Film Review: Rosamund Pike Stars in ‘Radioactive’ and Beanie Feldstein Shines in ‘How...

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Two very interesting leading ladies star in two very different films that both had their premieres this weekend in Toronto. The...

TIFF 2019: First Reactions to Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Are Jaw-Dropping

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Taika Waititi's hotly anticipated "Jojo Rabbit" saw its World Premiere on Sunday night at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. Already positioned as a...

TIFF 2019: First Reactions to Roger Michell’s ‘Blackbird’ Find Charm in a Delicate Narrative

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Toronto International Film Festival saw the premiere of Roger Michell's latest "Blackbird," a remake of the award-winning Danish drama, "Silent Heart." First reactions are...

TIFF 2019: First Reactions Are In for Marielle Heller’s ‘A Beautiful Day in the...

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Marielle Heller's "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and it was received with open arms as critics are calling...

TIFF 2019: Praise Pours In for Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’

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Rian Johnson's much anticipated "Knives Out" had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival to raving first reactions, describing this ensemble whodunit as...

TIFF 2019: First Reactions For ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Applaud a Dynamite Performance From...

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According to first reactions out of Toronto International Film Festival, Eddie Murphy is triumphant in Craig Brewer's "Dolemite Is My Name." Murphy, an Academy...

Venice Film Festival: Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ Wins The Golden Lion

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The 76th Venice Film Festival held their awards ceremony Saturday with Todd Phillips' "Joker" taking home the big prize with this year's Golden Lion....

TIFF 2019: World Premiere of ‘Just Mercy’ Receives Standing Ovation and Positive First Reactions,...

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Destin Daniel Cretton's "Just Mercy" premiered at Toronto International Film Festival Friday evening. At the conclusion of the screening, it received a standing ovation with...

TIFF Film Review: A New Twist On an Old Latin American Ghost Tale in...

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: One cannot tell of the history or heritage of Latin Americans devoid of myth, spiritualism, and complex motherly figures. Nor...

TIFF Film Review: Destin Daniel Cretton’s Stirring ‘Just Mercy’ Speaks Truth to Justice

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: When a director gets an inherently powerful story, it doesn't take a herculean effort to make a film that...

TIFF Film Review: Faith and Teen Angst Vividly Collide in ‘Disco’ and ‘Hala’

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2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: If you delve into the various sections of the Toronto International Film Festival this year, you'll find a number...

Top 10: Hottest Films Premiering at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

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With all the buzz emanating from the Venice and Telluride film festivals, there's no denying that the fall movie season is upon us. Indeed,...

TIFF 2019: First Reactions Are Calling ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield:’ “Delightful, Hilarious,...

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The 44th Toronto International Film Festival welcomed the world premiere of Armando Iannucci's "The Personal History of David Copperfield," starring Academy Award nominee Dev...

Telluride Film Review: ‘A Hidden Life’ Begrudgingly Brings Malick Back

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Terrence Malick has been a director that has been experimenting not just with his own filmmaking abilities, but cinema as...
The Two Popes

Telluride Film Review: ‘The Two Popes’ Is The Answer To Our Cinematic Prayers

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: As a film-enthusiast, or even a casual viewer of the medium, we often can be our own worst enemies,...

Telluride Film Review: ‘Motherless Brooklyn’ Stylistically Stumbles

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The history of film has weaved through genres that wet the appetites of the audiences that surround the theaters.  Three-time...

Venice Film Festival: First Reactions for Shannon Murphy’s Debut ‘Babyteeth’ are Singing Praises for...

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Though only one of two woman-directed films in competition, Shannon Murphy's painfully endearing "Babyteeth" is making quite the impression on the Lido. The 76th...

Telluride Film Review: Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’ Is a Tale of Friendship On the...

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Fans of Kelly Reichardt's past work (most notably her grim western "Meek's Cutoff") are sure to be excited about her...

Telluride Film Review: ‘Varda by Agnès’ is a Nostalgic Return to Film School

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Agnès Varda is one of the more influential directors in French film. In her final film, "Varda by Agnès," we...

Telluride Film Review: Love and Art Mesh in Exquisite ‘Portrait of a Lady on...

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: On the surface, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” the Best Screenplay winner at Cannes that just played at the...

Telluride: First Reactions for Kelly Reichardt’s ‘First Cow’ Call It Another “Wondrous” Journey Into...

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The 46th Telluride Film Festival welcomed the premiere of Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow," a story about companionship critics are calling "wondrous" and another sweet...

Telluride Film Review: WWII Drama ‘Lyrebird’ Fails to Take Flight

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: It is late May 1945, a mere weeks after Nazi occupiers have yielded to Allied ones, when a painting by...

Telluride Film Review: Sorrow and Elegance Punctuate Almodovar’s ‘Pain and Glory’

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: When we first encounter Salvador (Antonio Banderas), he floats peacefully in the pool, the water that symbolizes purity washing away his...

Venice Film Festival: David Michôd’s ‘The King’ Bows to Strong First Reactions, Chalamet and...

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The 76th Venice Film Festival saw the world premiere of David Michôd's "The King," where Academy Award nominee Timothée Chalamet reportedly turns in a...

Telluride Film Review: Adam Driver’s Amazing Year Continues with Scott Z. Burns’ ‘The Report’

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Telluride Film Festival: Writer and director Scott Z. Burns delivers a tightly drawn docudrama with "The Report," a film that premiered out of Sundance...

Venice Film Festival: First Reactions compare Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Laundromat’ to ‘The Big Short’

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Sunday morning at the Venice Film Festival kicked off with world premiere of Steven Soderbergh's new film, "The Laundromat." The film's first trailer was...

Telluride: First Reactions for ‘The Two Popes’ Praise Hopkins, Pryce and the Screenplay

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Early Saturday afternoon, critics at the Telluride Film Festival viewed the world premiere of "The Two Popes," and the film has been met with...

Telluride Film Review: ‘The Aeronauts’ Flys With Felicity Jones and Visuals Intact

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Ambitious in scope, partnered with unnerving yet breathtaking visuals, Tom Harper's softly structured "The Aeronauts" embarks on a perilous journey...

Telluride Film Review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Packs Audible Tension and Soulful Heart

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2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: The adrenaline of speed and sound are the foundation of exhilaration in James Mangold's sensational "Ford v Ferrari" from 20th...

Venice Film Festival: Critics Share First Audience Reactions to Joaquin Phoenix as ‘Joker’

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It was the middle of the night in the US when critics in Venice sat down to watch one of the fall's most buzzed...

Telluride: First Reactions Praise Adam Sandler in The Otherwise Unruly ‘Uncut Gems’

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Friday evening saw the World Premiere of "Uncut Gems" from Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie at the Telluride Film Festival. The movie hoped to...

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