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TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Another Round’ Makes a Mockery of Alcoholism

Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

4 Poor

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...

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘The Father’ is a tough watch but a necessary one

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

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.

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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.

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