A moving film about love, friendship, and impending loss that never panders or gives in to unwarranted emotional manipulation, The Friend is a delicate and thoughtful take on material that could’ve easily been turned into an empty tearjerker.
Predictable, uninspired, and stretched as thin as it could possible go, writer, director, and star Casey Affleck’s father-daughter drama Light of My Life takes forever to go absolutely nowhere interesting.
If The Old Man & the Gun truly represents veteran actor Robert Redford’s cinematic swan song, then writer-director David Lowery has gifted the performer with charming send off that makes the most of his trademarked suave demeanor.
With only three features under his belt as a director, Kenneth Lonergan has already amassed quite the reputable resume as a screenwriter, playwright, and filmmaker, one that continues to grow this month with the release of the already critically lauded Manchester by the Sea, which debuted to thunderous acclaim and Oscar buzz upon its debut at Sundance earlier this year. We caught up with him at TIFF earlier this fall to talk about his latest effort.
Brad Pitt was in Toronto for the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival where he was promoting his latest film, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.