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    TIFF 2016 Review: Paterson

    Paterson is further proof of director Jim Jarmusch’s masterful ability to convert the banal into a uniquely colourful world. The film stars Adam Driver as a passive bus driver named Paterson who lives in Paterson, New Jersey. Paterson has a burgeoning interest in writing poetry and is noticeably agreeable with his supportive wife Laura, who is played by Golshifteh Farahani. Farahani gives ...

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    TIFF 2016 Review: Personal Shopper

    Personal Shopper, the latest film by French auteur Olivier Assayas, is one of waiting: for change, for affirmation in the face of tragedy, for answers, for a sign. It follows Maureen (Kristen Stewart), a young American in Paris who makes her living as the personal shopper for a German supermodel named Kyra. Maureen spends her days “doing bullshit that doesn’t interest” her, ...

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    TIFF 2016 Review: Graduation

    Cristian Mungiu returns to TIFF with Graduation, a film that ostensibly examines the same institutional–both legislative and symbolic–misogyny in his native Romania. However, unlike his Palme-winning film 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days and his equally masterful Beyond the Hills, Graduation marks a slight deviation in both subject and subjectivity. On her way to write an important college entry test, Eliza ...

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    TIFF 2016 Review: Manchester By The Sea

    Lee Chandler (a mind-bogglingly good Casey Affleck) is a reclusive handyman to a small apartment complex in the suburbs of Boston. He shovels snow, fixes leaks, unclogs toilets, and salts the sidewalk. He does electrical work, which, he reminds his employer, isn’t legal. But he never complains. Not even when the tenants lash out at him. Not even when, after a long ...

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    TIFF 2016 Review: Toni Erdmann

    Director Maren Ade’s dramedy Toni Erdmann observes the familial bonds between father and daughter taken for granted in society, and creates something truly outstanding and memorable in the process. Winfried (Peter Simonischek), a divorced father who loves to play pranks on those around him, decides to reconnect with his adult daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller), a successful business woman, by surprising her at ...

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    TIFF 2016 Review: Elle

    In a year where we’ve seen our fair share of obnoxious people declaring themselves as soldiers in an imaginary war against political correctness, along comes Paul Verhoeven to show us what a real act of provocation looks like. Teaming up with Isabelle Huppert, who gives her best performance since 2001’s The Piano Teacher, Verhoeven finds a way to make a film about ...

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    Review: A Town Called Panic: Double Fun

    There’s a lot of gleeful fun to be found in the crude animation of A Town Called Panic, the Belgian stop motion series that’s gained a cult following since its debut in 2000. The show made its transition to the big screen in 2009 and now, seven years later, it makes its return with A Town Called Panic: Double Fun. Anyone expecting ...

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    Review: The Light Between Oceans

    With such raw examinations on the nature of relationships both familial and romantic under his cinematic belt, Cianfrance had cemented his status as a filmmaker to watch. The Light Between Oceans is not peak Cianfrance, but it’s somewhat effective. The film is overlong, and overstays its welcome midway through, but is often poignant and engaging. The film excels because of the strength ...

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    Review: Morgan

    Morgan is the first feature directed by Luke Scott, son of Ridley and nephew of the late Tony. The film is about a young artificial robot named Morgan (Anya Taylor-Joy) who resembles a teenage girl, but is actually only five years old. We’re tor a good thirty minutes that she’s a highly intelligent creation, as evidenced by the way she… knows people’s ...

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    Review: Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World

    It comes as no surprise to see another documentary about the internet and its unruly, (potentially) dangerous nature. Films like Catfish, Deep Web, The Internet’s Own Boy and Citizenfour serve as reminders of how the internet is a recent development in civilization whose powers and capabilities have yet to be fully realized. That aspect of the web has proven to be ripe ...

    On August 12, 2016 / By
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    Review: Pete’s Dragon

    Over the past couple years, Disney has been producing live-action films of their animated classics from decades past. Last year, they released the successful Cinderella and earlier this year, the highly-acclaimed The Jungle Book. Disney hopes to repeat their past successes with Pete’s Dragon, a live-action remake of their 1977 movie that revolves around a young boy who grows up and lives ...

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    Review: The Infiltrator

    While on paper, Brad Furman’s latest film The Infiltrator may seem as your run of the mill espionage thriller, promising very little and delivering even less. Especially with Furman’s uneven filmography, which features such darlings as 2011’s The Lincoln Lawyer but as well such blunders as 2013’s Runner Runner, the film can toy with your expectations. Yet, there is something special about ...

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