Annual coverage of Toronto's "Festival of Festivals"
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band - which recently became the first ever Canadian documentary to open the Toronto International Film Festival - is a one-sided, boilerplate, but somewhat personable look at one of rock and roll’s most divisive figures.
Austere and restrained almost to a fault, the Danish thriller and family drama Resin is a fairly forgettable tale told with plenty of brooding style, great performances, and not much else worth recommending.
Adapting something as sprawling, highly detailed, strange, and twisty as Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize winning 2014 novel The Goldfinch for the big screen might’ve been an impossible task for anyone to attempt, but director John Crowley and screenwriter Peter Straughan certainly give their all with this uneven, sometimes bizarre, but never boring literary epic.
The Audition has a story that’s bound to draw comparisons to Damien Chazelle’s breakthrough film Whiplash, but director Ina Weisse’s approach is decidedly less showy and melodramatic.
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Director Molly McGlynn's Mary Goes Round opened at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas in Toronto today, and it's a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and dark drama about a young woman, played by Aya Cash, who has to deal with a major substance abuse problem as she comes to terms with a father she hardly knows.
Canadian writer and director Mina Shum is back doing what she does best, giving us movies that are uniquely personal and hit from the heart. Her latest film, Meditation Park, had Shum digging into her Chinese roots. It's a bittersweet dramedy about 60-year-old Maria (played by legendary actress Cheng Pei Pei) who has devoted decades to her husband (Tzi Ma, whose performance in the film has garnered him a 2018 Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Actor in a Leading Role).
Have you ever seen a movie SO bad you just can't stop watching? Well... The Room (2003) written, starring and directed by Tommy Wiseau is just one of those films and it's subject of the new feature, The Disaster Artist.