Director and co-writer Desiree Akhavan’s LGBTQ2S teen drama The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a well crafted, exceptionally performed, and heartbreakingly poignant film that still manages to have a gaping emotional hole at its centre.
A delicately entertaining and uplifting film that manages to be inspirational and charming without becoming outright corny, overwrought, or leaning hard into American indie movie conventions, the musical-comedy-drama Hearts Beat Loud has the power to remind audiences that there’s still good in the world if they know where to look for it.
At the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival, I sat down with stars Sasha Lane and Riley Keough to talk about American Honey, the new film from director Andrea Arnold which opened in select theatres this weekend.
American Honey, filmmaker Andrea Arnold’s sprawling, warts and all look at modern Americana, is both a staggering achievement and a bit too unwieldy for its own good.
Capsule reviews from the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival: Denial starring Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall; American Honey with Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf; Below Her Mouth featuring Natalie Krill and Erika Linder; and Ewan McGregor’s directorial debut, American Pastoral.