I, Daniel Blake – Dir Ken Loach

Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires This film won Ken Loach his second Palme D’or at Cannes. Some say Toni Erdmann should have won instead.  I disagree. While both were excellent films, in a time where bureaucracy and process beat down on the less fortunate, Daniel’s story was by far the more important story to tell. […]

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Handsome Devil – Dir by John Butler

Cast: Fionn O’Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Andrew Scott, Michael McElhatton, Moe Dunford, Ruairí O’Connor, Mark Lavery, Eoin Griffin, Jamie Hallahan, Amy Huberman, Ardal O’Hanlon I put this on my TIFF list this year because it’s an Irish film, but also because I quite enjoyed Mr. John Butler’s last TIFF film, The Stag. It was clichéd, campy and […]

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Paterson – Dir Jim Jaramusch

Cast: Adam Driver,  Golshifteh Farahani and Nellie (the dog) This film is a charmer. I loved it.  It’s not a huge movie, but they don’t all have to be.  I’d seen some pretty heavy films at TIFF leading up to this and my brain thanked me afterwards for this delightful indie film which is sure […]

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