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TIFF 2021: Table of Contents

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The following table of contents includes our complete coverage of the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival, as written by Brian Tallerico, Robert Daniels, Marya E. Gates, and Tomris Laffly.  TIFF 2021 Preview: 20 Films We Can’t Wait to See by Brian Talleri... More »

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Home Entertainment Guide: September 2021

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10 NEW TO NETFLIX “Cliffhanger““Cold Mountain““Do the Right Thing““The Golden Child““The Interview““Labyrinth““Mars Attacks!”“Mystery Men““Once Upon a Time in America““School of Rock“ 10 NEW TO HBO MAX “Event Horizon““The Evil Dead”“Final Destination““Friday”“... More »

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FACETS Reopening on September 17th with Anne at 13,000 Ft.

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FACETS is excited to announce that the 46-year-old organization has selected the film designated to mark its long-awaited return to in-person programming, following an 18-month hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic: “Anne at 13,000 Ft.” by Canadian director K... More »

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We’re All Human: Justin Chon on Blue Bayou

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“Blue Bayou” tells the harrowing story of an American we rarely see in film. Justin Chon’s Antonio LeBlanc, a Korean adoptee living in Louisiana, faces deportation to a country he doesn’t know after an altercation with a police officer. The possibility of bein... More »

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A Profound Scene: Alicia Vikander on Blue Bayou

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Alicia Vikander won an Oscar in 2015 for “The Danish Girl,” but speaks about how “Blue Bayou” came with a certain nervous on-set experience she hasn’t had since her English language debut in 2012’s “Anna Karenina.” In writer/director Justin Chon’s “Blue Bayou,... More »

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TIFF 2021: The Survivor, Montana Story, Lakewood

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TIFF is often a home for potential Oscar contenders and celebrities who look great on a red carpet but there’s another thing that’s easy to find every year in Canada: very serious subject matter. A trio of films that premiered there this year work with themes ... More »

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TIFF 2021: Astel, The Gravedigger’s Wife, Saloum

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My continued coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival’s African cinema programming included three more gems: Ramata-Toulaye Sy’s coming-of-age short film “Astel” from Senegal, Khadar Ayderus Ahmed’s romantic drama “The Gravedigger’s Wife” from Somal... More »

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TIFF 2021: The Rescue, Attica, Hold Your Fire

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How we handle intense situations wherein life and death are on the line is an unexpected theme of this year’s TIFF in three excellent docs about pressure cookers that led to loss of life. Two are obvious partners, stories of a half-century ago that also say so... More »

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