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NYFF 2020 Review: ‘On The Rocks’ Is A Breezy Reunion For Murray And Coppola

Concerned about her marriage, Laura recruits her charming, impulsive father, Felix, to help determine whether any infidelity is taking place, leading to an escalating adventure around New York.

8 Great

TIFF 2020 Review: A Documentary Round-up With ‘MLK/FBI,’ ’76 Days,’ and Werner Herzog

We review three documentaries, MLK/FBI, 76 Days, and Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, at TIFF 2020. Directors include Werner Herzog, Sam Pollard, and new team Weixi Chen & Hao Wu.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ Marks Wang Jing as a Filmmaker to Watch

We review Wang Jing's directorial debut, "The Best is Yet to Come" at TIFF 2020. In the aftermath of SARS in 2003, a Chinese journalist makes a startling discovery.

6 Fair

TIFF 2020 Interview: Director Alex Anna talks starting a dialogue with her short film ‘Scars’

Her body is a canvas and her scars stand as a testament to a part of her life. Blending documentary and animation, Alex Anna’s courageous, distinctive, and poetic reflection of her mental health strug...

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Spring Blossom’ is a quick snapshot of a moment in time of connection and escapism

A 16-year-old girl, bored with her own age group, becomes involved with an older man at a theater she passes.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘True Mothers’ is a Beautiful Yet Heartbreaking Story of Motherhood in All Its Forms

Naomi Kawase’s latest film, True Mothers, is a powerful visual adaptation of a 2015 novel by Mizuki Tsujimura, crafted with the rich texture of the director’s unique style, which combines sensuous fil...

In-House Reviews: The Nest, Secrets We Keep, Residue, TIFF Roundup & More!

Aaron Neuwirth has reviews for The Nest, The Secrets We Keep, Residue, Teenage Badass, The Devil All The Time, and a roundup of mini-reviews from 2020's Toronto International Film Festival.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Fauna’ Gets Lost in its Own Desolation

Joseph Braverman reviews Nicolás Pereda's head-scratching Fauna, which punishes viewers for going in blind.

5 Average

NYFF 2020 Review: ‘Lovers Rock’ Is a Warm, Enticing Celebration of Black Communities

Lovers Rock finds the always daring Steve McQueen (Hunger, 12 Years a Slave) in an ecstatic yet no less formally bold mode. Produced as part of McQueen’s ambitious, multifaceted Small Axe, an antholog...

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