TIFF 2019 Coverage Articles

TIFF 2019 Reviews, Gossip, News, and Photos

Parasite: First Place, Third Place… and Oscar place? 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2019 19:38:00 September 16, 2019 19:38:00
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Parasite, the latest film from South Korean director Bong Joon-ho, won the Palme d’Or in Cannes back in May and was just named the second runner-up for the TIFF People’s Choice Award. Between Jojo Rabbit and Parasite, the TIFF crowd broke weird this year, because Parasite is F-CKING BONKERS in the best way possible. Full Story

Radioactive closes TIFF

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 16, 2019 19:14:02 September 16, 2019 19:14:02
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Marie Curie is one of those figures who, it seems, should have a million projects ongoing at any moment, but does not. Like how can we have nine Robin Hood movies in development, and NOTHING about Marie Curie? She’s only one of the most important scientists of the modern age, and one of the most groundbreaking, influential women of the suffrage era. Full Story

Charlie Hunnam at the Joker party

Lainey Posted by Lainey at September 16, 2019 17:11:42 September 16, 2019 17:11:42
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Isaiah Trickey/ GP Images/ Sonia Recchia/ Ernesto Distefano/ Jeremy Chan/ Getty Images

Charlie Hunnam was at TIFF for two films last week, True History of the Kelly Gang and Jungleland, premiering last Tuesday and Wednesday nights respectively. He came in a couple of days early for press and last Monday night he was at the Joker party and I got some gossipy observations from there that I forgot to tell you about so here we are. Full Story

Shia LaBeouf’s Honey Boy: the child actor who became a movie star

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2019 21:12:10 September 13, 2019 21:12:10
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Shia LaBeouf wrote Honey Boy based on his own childhood as a young star, and plays his own father, here renamed “James”. The film is directed by Alma Har’el, making her feature film debut. Two things about Honey Boy are true: Shia LaBeouf is probably being too hard on himself, and Alma Har’el could be less up his ass about it. Full Story

Lucy in the Sky: a diaper-free disorienting astronaut love triangle

Joanna Posted by Joanna at September 13, 2019 20:28:25 September 13, 2019 20:28:25
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Wenn, Valerie Macon/ George Pimentel/ Jemal Countess/ Getty Images

The new Natalie Portman film Lucy in the Sky is not the simmering astronaut love triangle movie you're probably expecting to see. Instead, it's a disorienting look at life after space, raising a question of how "rocket lag" can permanently alter your desires and relationships with your "earth families. Full Story

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TIFF Review: Dolemite Is My Name

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 13, 2019 19:36:11 September 13, 2019 19:36:11
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Jeremy Chan/ Emma McIntyre/ Isaiah Trickey/ Getty Images

Eddie Murphy returns to acting after a three year hiatus with Dolemite Is My Name, a biopic of Dolemite creator Rudy Ray Moore. Like every other biopic I’ve seen at TIFF this year, Dolemite is standard, run-of-the-mill biographical stuff, taking no real risks and doing nothing particularly inventive with the material. Full Story

Harriet the Superhero 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 12, 2019 20:28:18 September 12, 2019 20:28:18
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Kasi Lemmons’ first feature film since 2013’s Black Nativity is Harriet, a long overdue biopic of abolitionist, underground railroad conductor, and Union spy Harriet Tubman. It is amazing to me that it is twenty-goddamn-nineteen and we are only just now getting the first feature film about Harriet Tubman. Full Story

Men Doing Men Things in Ford v Ferrari 

Sarah Posted by Sarah at September 11, 2019 20:41:22 September 11, 2019 20:41:22
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Ford v Ferrari, an old-school get-er-done drama in which Men do important Men Things and somehow Change The World with their Men Things, is your dad’s favorite film of the year. It’s a period drama soft-lobbed right down the middle, well-crafted and loaded with good actors. Can’t really say it’s a bad movie, because it’s too well made for that, but it’s very much what you expect. Full Story