Italian filmmaker and documentarian Gianfranco Rossi is a master of capturing profound images that speak volumes about the human condition, and his latest, Notturno, is no exception.
The true power of Pieces of a Woman lies in the increasing emotional toll of every moment that follows in the wake of its tremendous, highly talked about opening sequence.
An assured, albeit somewhat basic and overindulgent directorial debut from Viggo Mortensen, Falling is the type of drama one can tell was made by a well trained actor at the helm.
For better and worse, comparisons to the likes of Lars von Trier and Brian De Palma will be somewhat unavoidable when looking at Canadian writer-directors Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli’s atmosphere heavy first feature, the atypical revenge thriller Violation.
The most common theme to be found in Short Cuts Programme 04 at this year’s Toronto International film festival is the testing and changing of close personal bonds.
Some of the most fun one can have watching wickedly evil and irredeemable people tearing each other apart, J Blakeson’s sunny looking but coal mine dark comedy I Care a Lot is a bit of carefully calculated, rapidly escalating ridiculousness with a purpose.
The queer romance-slash-literary minded mystery Summer of 85, the latest from prolific French auteur François Ozon, starts off as a darker and mildly intriguing riff on similar themes explored most recently in Call Me By Your Name, but it crashes and burns mightily heading into its final act.
Canadian made coming of age stories aren’t anything new, but few are as layered, complex, and profound as Tracey Deer’s flooring Beans.
Not only does Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt’s Canadian produced documentary No Ordinary Man go to great lengths to reclaim the insidiously rewritten history of their subject, but it also answers an intriguing logistical question.
An exciting, heartfelt, and socially conscious animated epic for the whole family, Wolfwalkers dazzles with its meshing of old and new world storytelling techniques and visuals.