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Tag: TIFF19

‘Jungleland’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Jungleland is a film straight out of the 70’s.  Everything from the heavily influenced storyline to the pacing, provide a glimpse to films gone past.  The male centered melodrama based on the relationship between two brothers facing hard times as a bareknuckle boxer and manager is both refreshing and exhausting.  It is refreshing because this ...

‘Lucy in the Sky’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Noah Hawley is a consistently innovative writer and filmmaker. His visual storytelling is virtually unmatched, with Hawley channeling his inner David Lynch in the last couple years. Hawley brings that visual flair, best seen in his FX series Legion, to his feature film directorial debut: Lucy in the Sky. Inspired by the real-life story of ...

‘Honey Boy’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Shia LaBeouf was out in the streets of L.A, showcasing outrageous art pieces, as well as making headlines for troubled behaviour. With his personal and professional life in a tailspin, it seemed like Shia had gone off the deep end, with no end in sight. The funny teen actor ...

‘Uncut Gems’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Winning -- at anything -- can feel really good. Especially after a series of miscalculated failures. The rush someone can derive from it is immense and extremely pleasing. That attitude, however, can ultimately prove dangerous when winning involves big risks, which can lead to a self-destructive path fraught with peril. In their latest film, Uncut ...

Box Office Report: ‘Joker’ Tracking $80 Million+ Opening

The clown prince of crime is set to take over the box office. Early box office tracking for DC and Warner Bros. Joker sees the film earning over $80 million at the domestic box office. Some executives however feel that this number is too high, tracking the film at a more conservative $50-$55 million opening. ...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Ford v Ferrari is an exhilarating film that shows the unique history of one of the great sportscars my dad lusts over.  Helmed by director James Mangold (Logan), this biographical sports drama depicts the events leading up to and through the fabled 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans: an automobile race which saw the first ...

‘Joker’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is a cinematic narrative that examines the method to the madness of DC’s most prolific villain. Joker’s often eccentric theatrics may leave an audience divided in regard to the social commentary. On one side, you will have the group that will adorn and champion the movie’s main character and look to ...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Jojo Rabbit follows an ostracized German boy in the Hitler Youths named Jojo Betzler (played by Roman Griffin Davis) whose imaginary friend is an idiotic version of Adolf Hitler (Writer/Director Taika Waititi) at the height of World War 2 Nazi Germany.  When Jojo learns that his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is secretly hiding a Jewish ...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

There is a sequence in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood that speaks volume to the massive reach Fred Rogers had on this world. Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) and Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks) take the subway to Rogers’ apartment in New York City. As the train ride begins, Rogers and Vogel are fairly silent. Then, ...

The Most Must-See Films to Watch at TIFF 2019

Film festival season has arrived! As the Venice Film Festival rolls on, critics and fans have begun to direct their attention to the next event, the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival! The festival will play host to a plethora of movies including the world premieres of films from James Mangold, Todd Phillips, Noah Hawley, ...

Roger Deakins to receive Variety Artisan Award at TIFF Tribute Gala

Add Blade Runner 2049 cinematographer Roger Deakins to this list of individuals who will be honoured at this year's TIFF Tribute Gala. Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced that Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins will be honoured with the Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes a distinguished filmmaker who ...

TIFF 2019 Unveils Midnight Madness, Documentary, Discovery, Cinematheque Lineups

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its documentary, discovery, cinemathque, midnight madness programs. Midnight Madness Beginning with the Midnight Madness lineup, announced the 10 eclectic films that will make up this year’s offering. In the official release, TIFF officials stated that this year's programme ushers in a new generation of formidable genre filmmakers amidst ...

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