Melissa McCarthy is the perfect Lee Israel in 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?' (TIFF review)
Lee Israel was a bestselling author before she decided to make forgery her next profession. A job that suited her very well. Almost too well. — As Melissa McCarthy is perfectly cast as the washed-up writer Lee Israel, it's hard to imagine Julianne Moore was about to play her back in 2015. While Moore was at TIFF with her less than impressive role in 'Gloria Bell', Melissa McCarthy nails this dramatic performance, never overdoing it, but not dodging the occasional humor either.
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Nicole Kidman goes on the hunt in her most gritty role yet - 'Destroyer' (TIFF review)
Nicole Kidman undergoes one of her most drastic transformations yet as the miserable LAPD officer Erin Bell, seeking revenge for something that happened many, many years ago.
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali take a great road trip in 'Green Book' (TIFF review)
With 'Green Book' director Peter Farrelly goes solo and makes his most dramatic film yet. And as it turns out, it might be his best one too. — We follow Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from New York, after the nightclub he's been working is closed down. Needing the money he hears of a gig, driving around a doctor. That can't be too bad, he naturally thinks, without actually giving it another thought. But as it turns out, this will be the trip of a lifetime, one he'll always remember, that'll develop a lifelong friendship and be turned into a movie 50 years later.
'Moonlight' director Barry Jenkins' new film 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is a mesmerizing tragic romance (TIFF review)
It seems like only yesterday we were stunned by 'Moonlight' at the 2016 edition of TIFF. It might be the best film I ever saw at my couple of years here at the festival. But Barry Jenkins' new film 'If Beale Street Could Talk' is every bit as captivating as his Oscar winning film of 2016.
Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges deal with addiction in 'Ben is Back' (TIFF review)
Julia Roberts joins breakout star Lucas Hedges ('Manchester by the Sea', 'Lady Bird') in this painful drama about a mother struggling with her addicted son.
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'Let Me Fall' is an emotional rollercoaster about love and addiction (TIFF review)
With 'Let Me Fall' Icelandic director Baldvin Zophoníasson brings the most horrible, real and romantic story about addiction to #TIFF18 — What surprised me at TIFF so far is how subdued a lot of the movies are. Of course I can't speak for all the dozens and dozens of movies here, but Hollywood films like 'Boy Erased', 'Wildlife', 'Outlaw King' and 'Ben is Back' are all pretty soft, apart from the occasional gripping event.