A deeply moving motion picture about those who willingly choose to live on the margins of western society, writer-director Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland boasts one of the best leading performances of recent memory in a movie that will be hard to top for the title of best film of the year.
A work of vanity and ego that tries and fails mightily to look like it’s about a famous person’s social advocacy, Matthew Heineman’s documentary The Boy from Medellín isn’t anything more than a somewhat well intentioned pat on the back to its subject, reggaeton superstar J Balvin.
Sir Anthony Hopkins gives his best performance since the early 90s in director Florian Zeller’s complex and sorrowful drama The Father.
Akilla’s Escape is an admirable modern day morality play, but also a slight misstep from Canadian filmmaker Charles Officer.
Those with an interest in expanding their cinematic horizons and watching films on the cutting edge will feel right at home in Short Cuts Programme 02, the closest thing TIFF 2020 has to a Wavelengths short subject compilation.
A captivating blend of razor sharp and perceptive wit and nail biting suspense, writer-director Emma Seligman’s debut feature Shiva Baby understands something that most comedies don’t: being embarrassed and overwhelmed in a situation one can’t escape from is equal parts hilarious and terrifying.
The gonzo Taiwanese horror-comedy Get the Hell Out – a satirical parable about a different sort of pandemic – has so much madness it could fuel a decade’s worth of midnight screenings.
One Night In Miami… is movie magic, and it’s going to be one of the most talked about films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
David Byrne’s American Utopia is one of the most memorable and enjoyable opening night films in recent memory.
The Disciple, Indian writer-director Chaitanya Tamhane’s follow-up to his subtly flooring debut feature Court, is another exceptional slow burning character study that builds tension so carefully, one barely realizes the emotional journey they’re being taken on.