Although it still succumbs to a lot of the cliches and tropes that populate most biopics made about rock stars, there’s something about the already somewhat corny and overall tongue-in-cheek nature of Mötley Crüe that makes The Dirt surprisingly more likable and easily digestible than many of its higher minded contemporaries.
Mary Shelley is a competently made, but ultimately empty biopic that makes the mistake of treating its subject as a signpost instead of a flesh and blood human being.
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TIFF 16: The story of my 16th year at the festival, plus ‘Limehouse Golem’, Paul Schrader, Marc Forester, and Noel Clarke
There’s no way to prepare for it–not really–but that’s always what makes TIFF so much fun if you ask me. Before the festival started I saw nine films, I went to two gift lounges, and I had two pre-interviews with filmmakers. Then the real fun started on September 8, with a couple of days filled with interviews and events.