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TIFF Film Review: ‘Joker’ Doesn’t Reinvent the Comic Book Movie, But It Keeps the...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The Joker is one of the most familiar, and intriguing villains to ever exists both on screen and in...

TIFF Review: ‘Harriet’ Falls Short of its Heroine’s Greatness

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: As much as Hollywood tries to convince us otherwise, the world doesn't need another biopic. But with a subject...

TIFF Review: ‘The Cave’ and ‘Adam’ Showcase the Power of Female Solidarity in the...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Issues of women's rights have long been a subject of heated debate in the Arab world. While situations vary...

Telluride Film Review: Kitty Green’s ‘The Assistant’ Highlights Complicity With A Star Making Turn...

2019 TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL: Kitty Green writes and directs a heavy, dour look into the makings of a monster, and the complicit nature in...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ is Eddie Murphy’s Triumphant Return to the...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Eddie Murphy is a comedic legend who has reached a status that many can only dream about. With nearly...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Blackbird’ Paints a Conventional but Moving Family Portrait

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: It is never easy to accept the impending death of a loved one. Even more troubling is the knowledge...

TIFF Film Review: ‘The Lighthouse’ Is a Haunting Meditation on Isolation, Identity, and Madness

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: There are certain films where you can tell immediately after watching that they’re destined to be written about for...

TIFF Film Review: ‘Instinct’ Plays a Dangerously Sexy Cat-and-Mouse Game

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: People have long claimed that women prefer bad boys. Whether this is true or not, this widespread belief has...

TIFF Film Review: Stellar Cast Can’t Wash Away Stains of Sodebergh’s ‘The Laundromat’

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: You know those times doing your laundry when you over-stuff the washer—against all warnings and your own good judgment—and...

TIFF Review: Taika Waititi Amazes with the Hilarious, Poignant ‘Jojo Rabbit’

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: With a filmography that includes such heartwarming comic gems as "Thor: Ragnorak" and "Hunt for the Wilderpeople", Taika Waititi...

TIFF Film Review: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Is an Endearing Tribute to...

2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: "It's not really about Mister Rogers." So remarks a character in Marielle Heller's new film "A Beautiful Day in...

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

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

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

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’

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...

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

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

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’

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

Film Review: ‘It: Chapter Two’ Knits Fear and Emotion But Fumbles Where It Counts

The horror and fear of Pennywise, the dancing clown, has been a staple in the minds of many for decades following Tim Curry's transformative...

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

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

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’

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...

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

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

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

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

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...

Telluride Film Review: Renée Zellweger Gives an Oscar-Worthy Performance in “Judy”

Telluride Film Festival: Renée Zellweger delivers a career-defining performance playing iconic actress Judy Garland in Rupert Goold's penetrating and personal film, "Judy.""Judy" takes place in...

Film Review: ‘Freaks’ is an Understated Sci-Fi Cult Classic in the Making

In "Freaks", seven-year-old Chloe's world is very small. She lives alone in a large, dilapidated house with her father (Emile Hirsch), where she spends...

Film Review: ‘Ready or Not,’ Here Comes the Perfect Movie to End the Summer

The "bad in-laws" trope advances to the next level in Fox Searchlight's horror/comedy, "Ready or Not."Samara Weaving stars as Grace, a former foster child...

Film Review: ‘What You Gonna Do When The World’s On Fire?’ Astutely Critiques American...

A boy leading his scared younger brother through a haunted house, a woman preparing to host a party, and a mother scolding her son...

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