'Honey Boy' trailer
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe lose their shit in ‘The Lighthouse’ (TIFF review)
Let me first say I’m still recovering from this experience. ‘The Lighthouse’ has Robert Pattinson masturbating, Willem Dafoe in love with a light, some farting, and creepy mermaids to boot. I wouldn’t call it a bad experience perse, but it definitely won’t be for everyone.
‘Proxima’ is a touching story of the preparation for space through the eyes of a young girl and her mother (TIFF review)
Most films about space exploration involve a bunch of people on a space ship where weird things start to happen. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it’s not too original anymore either. Beau Willimon’s series ‘The First’ (2018) with Sean Penn was a welcome change to that, but it was heavy and didn’t always connect.
Terrence Malick shines his bright light on WWII in ‘A Hidden Life’ (TIFF review)
Director Terrence Malick is back to form in his new stunning WWII drama ‘A Hidden Life’. — Appreciation of ‘The Thin Red Line’ (1998) director Terrence Malick has been spotty over the past few years. You could consider ‘The Tree of Life’ (2011) with Brad Pitt his last acclaimed work, not considering the documentary style ‘Voyage of Time: Life's Journey’ (2016) — which, to be honest, got some mixed reviews as well.
'A Hidden Life' trailer
'Snowpiercer' director Bong Joon-ho returns with the hilarious Korean drama 'Parasite' (TIFF review)
After his english hit 'Snowpiercer' and multinational Netflix film 'Okja', director Bong Joon-ho took another surprising move by returning to his home country to direct ‘Parasite’. A move that might have produced his most brilliant work to date.
TIFF 2019 Preview: The Big Premieres
With #TIFF19 about to start, here’s a small selection of all the big-star movies at the festival: — 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ director Marielle Heller returns only a year later with a film about the friendship of Mister Rogers and journalist Tom Junod, starring Tom Hanks and Matthew Rhys.
TIFF 2019 Preview: Original Picks
Always ready to have some fun, here are some of the more imaginative films at #TIFF19 — Described as a dark, violent, sci-fi thriller, this movie has Daniel Radcliffe starring as a game developer who becomes a player in a real-life live-streamed death match.
TIFF 2019 Preview: Animations
While not high on animations this year, #TIFF19 still features some interesting (Asian) projects: — Chinese director Yonfan returns home for his first animated feature, a love triangle set during the political uproar in 1960’s Hong Kong.
TIFF 2019 Preview: Documentaries
Sometimes the real stories are just better than fiction. Here are some top picks at #TIFF19 — Prolific documentary film director Alex Gibney’s latest film follows Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was once one of the richest people in Russia. In the 1990’s he was put in prison and became a prominent figure in the anti-Putin movement.
TIFF 2019 Preview: Music in Film
With Lady Gaga (‘A Star Is Born’, 'Gaga: Five Foot Two’) almost becoming a regular, #TIFF19 is keeping with its tradition of music at the festival. Here are the performers at this year’s fest:
TIFF 2019 Preview: World Cinema
Every September some of the worlds finest directors come to Toronto to show off their latest work. Here are a couple you might want to check out: — Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's (‘Shoplifters’, ‘Like Father, Like Son’) takes a worldly step outside his home country, where he directs Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in this drama about a mother–daughter reunion in Paris.
TIFF 2019 Preview: Asian Cinema
With the many Asian films at #TIFF19 it’s hard to pick, but here are some of the best at the fest this year: — ‘Snowpiercer’ director Bong Joon-ho already won a Palme d'Or for his latest film ‘Parasite’. The fantastical film follows a poor South Korean family as they scam their way into a rich family household.