TIFF

Beautiful Boy

Directed by Felix Van Groeningen Starring Steve Carell, Timothy Chalamet, Maura Tierny and Amy Ryan David and Nic Sheff were very closely involved in the development of this film, and they deserve lots of credit for telling their story and also for ensuring the film maintained credibility. Not always an easy watch, the story brings […]

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The Shape of Water

Directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Shannon and Michael Stuhlbarg It’s hard to adequately describe Guillermo Del Toro’s latest triumph, the epic fairytale that is The Shape of Water. It’s incredibly beautiful and yet slightly horrifying. The Grimm Brothers would absolutely approve and I absolutely loved […]

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Angels Wear White

Directed by Vivien Qu, Starring Vicky Chen, Zhou Meijun, Le Geng, Mengan Li and Weiwei Liu Somewhere by the seaside, a young girl works (and lives) at a motel where she sees things she shouldn’t. While the desk clerk is detained, she checks in a man who arrives at the motel with two young teenage […]

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Mary Shelley

Directed by Haifa Al-Mansour, Starring Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Stephen Dillane, Joanne Froggatt, Maise Williams, Ben Hardy and Tom Sturridge That Saudi Arabia’s first female director brings us a film depicting a woman battling societal norms to carve a place for herself to develop her craft is no coincidence. Haifaa Al-Mansour can relate […]

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