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A Man Called Ove

The redemption of a Swedish Scrooge wields dark themes with a comic lightness. Don’t be surprised if you find a tear rolling down your cheek.

The Dressmaker

In a dusty, desolate corner of the world in the 1950s, Tilly Dunnage (Kate Winslet) is back for answers and revenge.

Goat

Based on the 2004 best-selling memoir by Brad Land, Goat is an account of college fraternity culture and the brutality of its hazing rituals.

Lion | Toronto 2016

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

The Light Between Oceans

Behind the film’s sweeping vistas lies the spirit of a micromanager, an entity that does not trust us with our own emotions and wants to steer us firmly where it thinks they should lie.

A Tale of Love and Darkness

A lovely tribute to a great writer and his Jewish mother-muse.

Indignation

More powerful and impactful than its polish, deliberate pacing, and academic focus may suggest, Indignation is a haunting tragedy whose effects are not quickly shaken off.

Our Kind of Traitor

The performances by the likes of Ewan McGregor, Stellan Skarsgard, and Naomie Harris are so graceful that it’s tempting to overlook some of the more bizarre plot turns.

Diary of a Chambermaid

Followed by a smitten camera, Léa Seydoux’s face combines a Mary Cassatt apple-cheeked purity with the sullen roughness of a young Kate Moss in the latest take on the French classic novel by Octave Mirbeau.