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  • TIFF 2022: Broker, One Fine Morning

    - Sep 13, 2022
    One of the true joys of TIFF is being able to catch up on the films that originally premiered at Cannes, like “Moonage Daydream,” “Decision to Leave,” and “Triangle of Sadness.” Those were (or will be)...
  • TIFF 2022: Emily, Causeway, The Eternal Daughter

    - Sep 12, 2022
    Portraits of complex women are a strong theme of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Three films in particular aim to explore the depths of womanhood through complicated familial relationships. Frances O’Connor’s “Emily” takes liberal creative...
  • Catherine Called Birdy

    - Sep 12, 2022
    Set in the 13th century, “Catherine Called Birdy” is a labor of love for writer/director Lena Dunham, who first read Karen Cushman’s 1994 Newberry-winning novel of the same name when she was just ten years old....
  • TIFF 2022: The Fabelmans, Glass Onion

    - Sep 11, 2022
    The Toronto International Film Festival staged one of its most impressive one-two punches in the fest’s history on Saturday night with the world premieres of new films by Steven Spielberg and Rian Johnson, two movies that...
  • TIFF 2022: Until Branches Bend, Bones of Crows, Rosie

    - Sep 11, 2022
    One of the many admirable things about TIFF is how much the programmers support the film industry in their own country, usually spotlighting upcoming filmmakers in their Discovery or Canadian World Cinema programs. TIFF is such...
  • TIFF 2022: Brother, Butcher’s Crossing, The Lost King

    - Sep 11, 2022
    Friday night is when the Toronto International Film Festival really explodes as more journalists, industry folk, and stars arrive to take in everything the event has to offer. In one part of town, upcoming theatrical releases...
  • The Woman King

    - Sep 10, 2022
    From the moment Gina Prince-Bythewood became a director, her strength has always resided in her commitment to love stories. In her films, sumptuous twilight passions happen on a basketball court, they occur between generations, on the...
  • Bros

    - Sep 10, 2022
    “Bros,” co-written and starring Billy Eichner, has been touted as the first mainstream Hollywood studio-backed rom-com to feature gay men as the leads. Directed by Nicholas Stoller and produced by Judd Apatow, the film consciously evokes...
  • TIFF 2022: The Inspection, The Swimmers

    - Sep 10, 2022
    The programmers at the first close-to-full TIFF since 2019 decided to open their event this year with a pair of tearjerkers, films that would likely move even the most cynical moviegoers. It’s interesting that this year’s...
  • Venice Film Festival 2022: The Biennale College and Classics

    - Sep 10, 2022
    2022 was my second year back at the Venice Film Festival, after a brief—well, year-long—pause in 2020, when the Festival went on under severely restricted circumstances, one of which had the effect of shutting out U.S....