Lady Bird | TIFF 2017

Actress-turned-filmmaker Greta Gerwig’s solo directorial debut stood apart from most of the selections at the festival.

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart | TIFF 2017

Bound for PBS’s American Masters, the bio-documentary of writer Lorraine Hansberry is one of the best additions to the series and among the strongest documentaries at the festival,

First Reformed | TIFF 2017

Paul Schrader’s pensive and sneakily suspenseful film announces from its first frame that this will be a different type of movie.

Cardinals | TIFF 2017

Actress Sheila McCarthy is the main attraction in this Canadian-made revenge drama.

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.

Rat Film

An incisive look at a city in which the people have evolved hand-in-claw with its rodents.

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle | TIFF 2017

The title of this Spanish documentary says it all: what mamá wants, mamá gets.

Tulipani: Love, Honor and a Bicycle | TIFF 2017

This mostly good-humored movie offers a loopy and wild ride, making it the sort of curio that fits well within a large film festival.

School Life

With its primary focus on a married couple who are nearing the end of their careers teaching at an Irish boarding school, this documentary captures the essence of what good education is all about.