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The Kids Are All Right (If They’re Alive) | NYFF 2016

Two films to discover at the 54th New York Film Festival: The Rehearsal, with one of the best ensembles in the program, and the animated teen meltdown My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea.

By |October 4th, 2016|Animated, Festivals, Teen|0 Comments

Highlights | Toronto 2016

Some films to look forward to in the next few months, as well as impressions from the Toronto International Film Festival.

By |September 18th, 2016|Festivals, Top Picks|0 Comments

La La Land | Toronto 2016

From the set design to direction, Damien Chazelle’s new film, a musical, has a big heart on for golden-age Hollywood.

By |September 16th, 2016|Featured|0 Comments

Barakah Meets Barakah | Toronto 2016

One of the more pointedly political (and funny) Middle Eastern films to play the festival circuit of late.

By |September 16th, 2016|Festivals, Middle East|0 Comments

Lion | Toronto 2016

Inspired by a real-life story, Lion is an intimate contemporary weepie with an epic sweep.

By |September 15th, 2016|Australian, Book adaptation, Featured|0 Comments

In Between | Toronto 2016

A gem from Israel about three female Palestinian roommates in Tel Aviv. Tough and touching.

By |September 14th, 2016|Festivals, Middle East|2 Comments

The Birth of a Nation | Toronto 2016

Perhaps no other film this year arrived with as much expectation and coverage as Nate Parker's directorial debut.

By |September 11th, 2016|Festivals, Indie|0 Comments

Souvenir | Toronto 2016

Isabelle Huppert is having a singular career. She appeared in three films this year in Toronto, including this lighter-than-air musical melodrama.

By |September 10th, 2016|Festivals, Musical|1 Comment

The Commune | Toronto 2016

Based in part on director Thomas Vinterberg’s experiences growing up in a Copenhagen commune during the 1970s and ’80s and featuring a great performance by actress Trine Dyrholm.

By |September 8th, 2016|Family drama, Festivals, Scandanavia|0 Comments