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Pelican Blood (TIFF review)
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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.

Terrence Malick shines his bright light on WWII in ‘A Hidden Life’ (TIFF review)
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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.

Trailer: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx fight social injustice in 'JUST MERCY'

Trailer: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx fight social injustice in 'JUST MERCY'

Can you smell what the Oscars are cooking? — The first trailer for Warner Bros. JUST MERCY arrives just days ahead of its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. And as you would expect, the first look hits all the emotional beats that an Oscar hopeful is want to do, underscored by America’s longstanding history of racial and social discrimination through the eyes of two black men.

TIFF 2019 Preview: The Big Premieres

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.