Film Festivals

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...

TIFF 2020 Interview: Composer Terence Blanchard and director Tracey Deer talk representation and what their TIFF Tribute Awards mean to them

LV Taylor chats with composer Terence Blanchard and director Tracey Deer about the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival Tribute Awards.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘The Water Man’ Flows Well For Oyelowo’s Lively, Kid-Friendly Quest

A boy sets out on a quest to save his ill mother by searching for a mythic figure said to have magical healing powers.

7 Good

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘I Am Greta’ Reintroduces an Activist Icon on Her Own Terms

Joseph Braverman reviews the inspiring documentary I Am Greta, which screened at 2020's Toronto International Film Festival, and is headed to Hulu.

7 Good

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘A Suitable Boy’ Is a Pleasant But Passionless Period Romance

A vast, panoramic tale charting the fortunes of four large families and exploring India and its rich and varied culture at a crucial point in its history.

Shadow in the Cloud

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Shadow in the Cloud’ is Absolutely Bananas in the Best Way Possible

Chloë Grace Moretz Moretz stars as a WWII pilot trying to warn her obstinate male comrades of a sinister stowaway aboard their Flying Fortress, in a new nightmare at 20,000 feet from Roseanne Liang.

8 Great

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