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Toronto Film Festival 2017

  1. scotty and the secret history of hollywood
    Big Stars and Blow Jobs: Inside the Juiciest Documentary in YearsThe new film Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood peers into the sex lives of famous movie stars.
  2. The Kennedys Are Not Going to Like The Gripping New ChappaquiddickBut audiences probably will — and maybe the GOP.
  3. Aaron Sorkin and Jessica Chastain on Female Characters and Molly’s Game“I will say, what’s been really heartbreaking to me is …”
  4. I, Tonya Turns Tonya Harding From a Punch Line Into a Sympathetic CharacterThe black comedy, at times too broad, has standout performances from Allison Janney and Margot Robbie.
  5. Best Actress Watch: Is The Shape of Water’s Sally Hawkins Our Front-runner?Hawkins’s performance in The Shape of Water is deeply skilled, special, and tender.
  6. Roman J. Israel, Esq., Is a Formula Movie With a Doozy of a TwistWhat diminishes the movie is the same thing that holds you: Denzel Washington’s magnetism.
  7. Suburbicon Is Schizoid, Sanctimonious PulpTo sum up my feelings about Suburbicon on the fly: Huh?
  8. Vince Vaughn Rips Apart a Car With His Bare Hands in Brawl in Cell Block 99Brawl in Cell Block 99 is superior grindhouse filmmaking (with a side of right-wing politics).
  9. Best Actress Watch: Frances McDormand Is NSFW, But Is She a Safe Bet for Oscar?In Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Frances McDormand is motherfucking great as a mother you don’t want to fuck with.
  10. Best Actress Watch: Will the Oscars Make It Up to Annette Bening This Year?Will the Oscars make it up to her for that 20th Century Women snub?
  11. In Praise of Edie Falco in Louis C.K.’s New MovieFalco is fantastic as C.K.’s hilariously beleaguered production manager in I Love You, Daddy.
  12. Best Actress Watch: Can Last Year’s Winner Emma Stone Prevail Again?The Academy loves a de-glammed, real-person performance, but can she win two Oscars in two years?
  13. Rachel McAdams Tried to Go Undercover As an Orthodox Jew for Disobedience“It didn’t go so well.”
  14. Evan Rachel Wood on Her Gritty New Psycho-Thriller and Westworld Season Two“It was one of the most nerve-racking experiences of my life, holding a gun to Anthony Hopkins’s face.”
  15. What the Hell Is Daniel Craig Doing in This L.A. Riots Movie?What is this random British white dude doing in Kings?
  16. The Shape of Water Is an Utterly Lovely But Complacent MovieDel Toro’s influences have been distilled and reassembled into a stylized Girl Meets Gill Man fairy tale that shimmers with its filmmaker’s love.
  17. Best Actress Watch: How High Will Saoirse Ronan Fly for Lady Bird?Repeat after me: The Academy loves an ingenue.
  18. The Disaster Artist Is Peak James Franco, and the Best Thing He’s Ever DoneJames Franco’s retelling of the story behind the cult film The Room brought down the house.
  19. Everything You Need to Know About Louis C.K.’s Controversial New MovieIs it really about Woody Allen? Does it address those rumors?
  20. Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams Have Incredible Sex In DisobedienceIn which one Rachel spits in the other’s mouth.
  21. The Current War Is an Absorbing Biopic That Never Quite Snaps Into FocusWhile alternating current is a fine principle for lighting the world, movies require a current more direct.
  22. Can Jennifer Lawrence Earn Her Fifth Oscar Nomination for Mother?The movie puts her through the wringer. But is it too outrageous for Oscar?
  23. Exclusive: Emma Stone and Steve Carell In the First Battle of the Sexes ClipIn which Emma Stone cuts Steve Carell down to size.
  24. toronto film festival 2017
    Best Actress Watch: Can Margot Robbie Skate to Gold As Tonya Harding?Her new comic biopic premiered this week. What’s the buzz?
  25. What Does Lady Gaga Say About Madonna in Her New Documentary?The answer was revealed tonight. Did you guess right?
  26. Best Actress Watch: Will Jessica Chastain Be a Contender for Molly’s Game?Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut is ruthlessly entertaining, but can Chastain break into the crowded Best Actress race?
  27. Priyanka Chopra Lost a Movie Role for Being ‘Too Ethnic’“It’s been extremely hard to have had a career where everyone knows me and I look like everybody else and then come into a country and not have that.”
  28. Best Actress Watch: Can Judi Dench Contend for Her Second Oscar?Victoria and Abdul gives her a shot this year, but it’s a stacked race. Here’s our take.
  29. tiff 2017
    Get Ready for Awards Season: See What’s Headed to TIFF This YearSee the full lineup of films.
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