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TIFF 2021 Exclusive: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Belfast’ (2021) Review

As a filmmaker and actor, Kenneth Branagh has run very hot and cold. Hailed as the heir apparent to Laurence Olivier (did we need one?), Branagh exploded into film with […]

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TIFF 2021 Exclusive: Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Guilty’ (2021) Review

Shot in a miraculous eleven days during the height of the pandemic, director Antoine Fuqua and actor Jake Gyllenhaal display remarkable artistry and discipline in creating this film. A straight […]

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TIFF 2021 Exclusive: Pablo Larraín’s ‘Spencer’ (2021) Review

In 2016, Pablo Larraín brought to TIFF his film ‘Jackie’, a haunting film about Jackie Kennedy in the seconds, moments, hours, days and weeks after the assassination of her husband, […]

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TIFF 2021 Exclusive: Michael Showalter’s ‘The Eyes Of Tammy Faye’ (2021) Review

Accolades came fast for Jessica Chastain, stardom did not. The beautiful red-headed graduate of Juilliard struggled for several years before finally landing a plum role in Al Pacino’s filmed adaptation […]

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TIFF 2021 Exclusive: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ (2021) Review

  “This is only the beginning” is the last line uttered in the film making clear there is more to come, though the opening title credit “Dune: Part One” had already […]

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The Fading Legend of M. Night Shyamalan

  More than 20 years have passed since we were stopped in our tracks with the trailer of Haley Joel Osment whispering with hushed urgency and terror, “I see dead people.” M. […]

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Michael Sarnoski’s ‘Pig’ (2021) Review

Of the greatest actors to emerge after the seventies, Sean Penn, Denzel Washington, Eric Roberts, Tom Cruise, Matt Dillon and a few others, the most consistently daring and risk-taking remains […]