Psychological thriller

mother! | TIFF 2017

It’s not every day that a major studio releases a two-hour allegorical tale featuring the world’s biggest movie star.

Personal Shopper

A clammy, lugubrious ghost story that churns up ideas, plots, and motivations aplenty, and then refuses to even deliver a good scare.

Always Shine

A compact, intense psychological thriller that leaves a lasting mark.

The 11th Hour

Written and Directed by Anders Morgenthaler Produced by Marie Gade and Julie Lind-Holm Released by Brainsorm Media Germany/Denmark. 97 min. Not rated With Kim Basinger, Jordan Prentice, Peter Stormare, and Sebastian Schipper “We’ll just be a sad couple.” This is what Maria (Kim Basinger) is told by her husband, Peter (Sebastian Schipper), after a devastatingly […]


Directed by Manuel Martin Cuenca Produced by Fernando Bovaira, Simon de Santiago, Manuel Martin Cuenca, Alejandro Hernandez Written by Cuenca, Alejandro Hernandez, based on a novel by Humberto Arenal Released by Film Movement/RAM Releasing Spain/Romania/Russia/France. 116 min. Not rated With Antonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, and Alfonsa Rosso The Spanish film Cannibal is a […]


Written and Directed by James Ward Byrkit, based on a story by Alex Manugian and Byrkit Produced by Lene Bausager Released by Oscilloscope Laboratories USA. 89 min. Not rated With Emily Foxler, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Lorene Scafaria, Elizabeth Gracen, Hugo Armstrong, Alex Manugian, and Laurie Maher What happens when you mix Dogme 95 filmmaking […]


Written and Directed by Steven Knight Produced by Paul Webster and Guy Heeley Released by A24 USA. 85 min. Rated R With Tom Hardy, Ruth Wilson, Olivia Colman, Andrew Scott, Ben Daniels, and Tom Holland How many different angles can you film one man on an 85-minute car ride in the middle of the night?  […]


Directed by Denis Villeneuve Produced by Niv Fichman and Miguel A. Faura Written by Javier Gullón, based on the novel The Double by José Saramago Released by A24 Canada/Spain. 90 min. Rated R With Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon & Isabella Rossellini Enemy is a disturbing, surreal meditation on the nature of identity, depression, […]

Grand Piano

Directed by Eugenio Mira Written by Damien Chazelle Produced by Adrián Guerra & Rodrigo Cortés Released by Magnet Releasing. Spain. 90 min. Rated R With Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé, Tasmin Egerton, Allen Leech, Don McManus, Alex Winter & Dee Wallace It’s been a long time since Tom Selznick (Elijah Wood) has played the […]