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Toronto Film Festival 2019

  1. movie review
    In the Brief, Sad Hope Gap, Annette Bening Gives a Fascinating PerformanceWilliam Nicholson’s autobiographical English drama, co-staring Bill Nighy, premiered at TIFF.
  2. uncut gems
    Are You Ready for Kevin Garnett, the Actor?Kevin Garnett in Uncut Gems is an instant classic.
  3. sure!
    Yes, The Aeronauts Is an Actual MovieFelicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne star in a biopic of Victorian hot-air balloonists, a sentence that describes a real movie and not a 30 Rock parody.
  4. movie review
    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Ought to Make You Roll Your Eyes, and Yet …Our nicest Hollywood star playing our nicest-ever children’s show host: There’s peer pressure to succumb.
  5. movie review
    Ford v Ferrari Is an Old-fashioned RouserJames Mangold doesn’t misuse his head-rattling techniques. He brings a lot of new-fashioned virtuosity, too.
  6. movie review
    Even If You Don’t Love Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, You’ll Love That It ExistsFor extratextual reasons, support your local Nazi comedy.
  7. “it” fruit
    You’ll Never See Peaches the Same Way Again After ParasiteDo peaches have the best agent in Hollywood?
  8. can i speak to your manager
    Why the Hell Doesn’t Natalie Portman Wear a Diaper in Lucy in the Sky?I will not take this lying down!
  9. movie review
    Natalie Portman Gives an Astronomically Intense Performance in Lucy in the SkyEven when we don’t know what the hell is going on in Noah Hawley’s astronaut epic, Portman is a blast.
  10. encounter
    Shopping for Books With The Goldfinch’s Aneurin BarnardWith three different projects premiering at TIFF, you’re going to be seeing a lot of the 32-year-old Welsh actor.
  11. award season
    World War II Comedy Jojo Rabbit Wins TIFF People’s Choice AwardOscar-buzz alert for an imaginary Hitler!
  12. toronto film festival 2019
    In the New Biopic Harriet, God Gives Harriet Tubman SuperpowersIt’s a straightforward historical epic about a national hero, except when it’s not.
  13. toronto film festival 2019
    Your Guide to the Tearjerkers of TIFFHere are all the movies that are sure to get your faucets flowing this fall.
  14. toronto film festival 2019
    The Goldfinch: When Adaptation Is Way Too ReverentThe movie is too artful to deserve outright rejection, but too arty to keep you from saying, “What did I just see?”
  15. toronto film festival 2019
    Renée Zellweger Cries Big Judy Garland Tears During TIFF Standing OvationYou simply love to see it.
  16. toronto film festival 2019
    The Annette Bening Stan’s Guide to the Toronto International Film FestivalWe have hit a jackpot. We are eating good: There’s not just one Annette Bening movie at the Toronto International Film Festival, there are two.
  17. toronto film festival 2019
    The Resentment of JokerI’m not arguing that Todd Phillips’s movie will inspire killings, only that it panders to selfish, small-minded feelings of resentment.
  18. toronto film festival 2019
    In Defense of The GoldfinchHalfway through the festival, TIFF seems to have picked this year’s catastrophe. So now I feel mildly compelled to defend it.
  19. toronto film festival 2019
    Finally, a Movie With Christian Bale Talking in His Real VoiceHis version of racing legend Ken Miles in Ford v Ferrari is possibly the most British character onscreen at this year’s TIFF.
  20. toronto film festival 2019
    Netflix and Amazon Films Not Welcome at Toronto Film Festival Screening VenueCineplex says it’ll only feature movies that “understand and appreciate the importance of the theatrical release model.”
  21. toronto film festival 2019
    People Are Going to Have Lots of Arguments About Jojo RabbitUnlike many of the dutiful, middlebrow entries at TIFF, this is not a film that tends to inspire bland reactions.
  22. toronto film festival 2019
    Can We Take a Moment for Dev Patel’s David Copperfield Hair?The finest supporting performance this side of Sandra Oh’s Killing Eve curls.
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    Like Cannes, TIFF Is Falling Hard for Portrait of a Lady on FireIt’s tempting to call Céline Sciamma’s film this year’s Call Me by Your Name, but to watch it is to descend into a different kind of trance.
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    The 20 Most Anticipated Movies at the 2019 Toronto Film FestivalIncluding Parasite, Uncut Gems, Jojo Rabbit, and Marriage Story.