Tag: TIFF 2019

TIFF 2019: The Weird And Wild ‘The Lighthouse’ Recalls Silent Era Cinema And Early David Lynch

Whatever you think The Lighthouse is, it’s best to think again. Shot in stark greyscale visuals, Robert Eggers’ atmospheric follow-up to his acclaimed The Witch feels like a silent film put to sound. Opening on a sombre shot of two…

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TIFF 2019: ‘The Laundromat’ Red Carpet Premiere

Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas, and Jessica Allain joined director Steven Soderbergh for the premiere of their dark comedy The Laundromat at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9. Based on Jake Bernstein’s book Secrecy World, The Laundromat chronicles the…

TIFF 2019: ‘Marriage Story’ Red Carpet Premiere

Scarlett Johansson, director Noah Baumbach, and Adam Driver walked the red carpet ahead of the Marriage Story screening during TIFF 2019 on September 8 in Toronto, Canada. The dramedy from acclaimed writer/director Noah Baumbach, which takes a sympathetic look at a marriage…

‘Hustlers’ Is Practically Perfect

The movie Hustlers contains multitudes. Based on the true story of a gang of strippers who got rich scamming Wall Street guys, Hustlers is most obviously a revenge fantasy about the working-class striking back at the 1%. But while that…

TIFF 2019: Why ‘Marriage Story’ Is Unmissable

Is anyone better at capturing the subtleties – and the absurdities – of upper-middle class people’s lives than Noah Baumbach? After seeing Marriage Story, I think not. Loosely based on Baumbach’s own divorce, Marriage Story is an epic two-hander about…

‘The Goldfinch’ Is An Engaging Literary Adaptation

The Goldfinch is about many things. The story of Theo, a young boy whose mother was killed in a terrorist attack at an art gallery, The Goldfinch follows Theo into adulthood as it tackles weighty themes like tragedy, trauma, coming-of-age,…