Anthony Hopkins carries hefty burden in ’The Two Popes’ (TIFF review)
Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce deliver a hefty and gripping portrait of two popes with extreme opposite world views. — When Pope Benedict XVI (Anthony Hopkins) stepped down in 2013 it was a big surprise to many. But some people were aware for a long time, especially Pope Benedict himself.
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Sound of Metal (TIFF review)
‘Sound of Metal’ is Riz Ahmed’s subtle take on a drummer losing his hearing and joining the deaf community. — When we first meet Ruben (Riz Ahmed) is drumming as if his life depends on it. With his girlfriend he has a two-man band touring in an old bus they live and sleep in as well.
James Mangold’s ‘Ford v Ferrari’ is an exhilarating classic ride (TIFF review)
Director James Mangold (‘Logan’) delivers the best racing movie since Ron Howard’s ‘Rush’ (2013) and in some ways surpasses it too. — The film follows Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and driver Ken Miles (Christian Bale) as they prepare to beat Ferrari at the 1966 classic 24 Hours of Le Mans.
'Waves' is a heart-wrenching film about two young couples dealing with life's unexpected turn of events (TIFF review)
‘It Comes at Night’ director Trey Edward Shults joins A24 for another hard-hitting stylish drama about two connected couples who deal with the cards they’ve been dealt in life.
Taika Waititi and Scarlett Johansson bring some wildly conflicting emotions in ‘Jojo Rabbit’ (TIFF review)
It’s easy to see why Taika Waititi’s ‘Jojo Rabbit’ landed on the Black List (of best scripts never made) in 2012, a story about a young German boy in the Hitlerjugend and his imaginary friend Adolf Hitler. But Charlie Chaplin made ’The Great Dictator’ in 1940, during WWII, and there have been comedies about it ever since.
Hugo Weaving has to deal with his past and future in the confronting drama ’Hearts and Bones’ (TIFF review)
Documentary filmmaker Ben Lawrence’s first feature takes a deep look into a war photographer’s history and future, played by the always captivating Hugo Weaving.
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Pelican Blood (TIFF review)
Nina Hoss carries this German film about a mother’s unconditional love for her non-biological daughter. — Wiebke (Nina Hoss) has a good life as a single mother of Nicolina. She spends her days training police horses, and she's good at it, taming even the most difficult animals.
Takashi Miike is back to his old yakuza tricks in the exhilarating ’First Love’ (TIFF review)
Leo is a young boxer in Tokyo. In an important fight he suddenly goes down without taking a big hit. And after having a brain scan the doctor tells Leo he has a tumor that will be impossible to remove. His life is over, and Leo is devastated.