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If you guys were keeping track, you might have noticed that the last few weeks have been all about the fall festivals. All told, we posted approximately 50 reviews from TIFF and another 30-ish from Venice and Telluride. You would assume that by now tha…

With a stellar writer and director attached to its name and a glowingly-received and sold-out reception at the Toronto International Film Festival (apparently one of the runners-up of the coveted Audience Award), “If Beale Street Could Talk” is poised …

The Cannes Film Festival seems to favor certain filmmakers over others. This isn’t to say the festival is somehow corrupt, but by and large, if you are successful at the event, then the folks at Cannes would love for you to come back with each new proj…

TORONTO – On Nov. 26, 2008 a major terrorist attack hit the city of Mumbai, India. If you lived in the United States you heard about it, but despite the fact there were American victims, it was a secondary story in the wake of the historic presidential…

Well, that’s finally a wrap on the Toronto International Film Festival. We ran, fifty, count ’em, fifty reviews from the festival including world premieres of David Gordon Green‘s “Halloween” sequel, Barry Jenkins‘ &…

“If you’re seeking perfection, free soloing is as close as you can get,” says adventurous, daredevil rock climber Alex Honnold, the subject of directors E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin‘s astonishing new documentary “Free Solo….

Described as “the greatest literary hoax of our time,” the infamous unmasking of cause célèbre persona/author JT LeRoy in 2005 turned the world of pop culture media upside down. An extraordinary story that made headlines around the globe, the tale in s…

Best known for his acclaimed 2013 film “2 Autumns, 3 Winters,” filmmaker Sebastien Betbeder has built a stable, yet under-the-radar career making underrated observational comedies, a trend that he continues with his latest film “Ulysses and Mona,” whic…

Ever since he shook the cinematic world with the release of his visionary first feature, “Japón,” and then followed that up with his mesmerizing magnum opus “Silent Light,” director Carlos Reygadas struggled to find the same kin…

“A Private War” is a true story about war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), who met her tragic end while on an assignment. Director Matthew Heineman does a great job getting to the essence of who Colvin was, following her incredible career as…