tiff 2019




Clifton Hill Is A Fun Thriller That Will Keep You Guessing

TIFF 2019 had plenty of big name releases hit the silver screen this year, but as usual there were several lower budget films playing as well. One of those films takes place in Niagara Falls, on the world famous Clifton Hill. The film is even named after the street. It’s a mystery/thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end, and if you have a chance to see it when it finally gets a wide release, it will be well worth your time.

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The True History of the Kelly Gang Makes Some Odd Choices

When you think of Westerns and outlaws, generally you think of films taking place in the United States, but what most people fail to remember is that the United States is not the only country ripe with such legends. In Australia one of the most famous outlaws is Ned Kelly, who fought the system throughout the 1870s and almost won before being caught and hanged. In this new film, True History of the Kelly Gang, you get a glimpse of the outlaws life, from when he was a child living in poverty to the day he paid for his transgressions.

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Susan Sarandon’s Latest Film, Blackbird, Is A Real Tear Jerker

If you take a look over the careers of Susan Sarandon and Kate Winslet you will quickly see that both have made a career out of starring in films that will bring tears to your eyes. Whether it’s Lorenzo’s Oil or Dead Man Walking for Sarandon, or Little Children or Titanic for Winslet, both have a body of work meant to bring emotions out of you, so it’s no surprise that their first film together would be more of the same. 

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Jojo Rabbit Wins TIFF 2019’s People’s Choice Award

TIFF 2019’s People’s Choice award winner was difficult to call. On one hand several of the top films, including Joker, were dark and audience reactions were mixed at best. Then there were fan favourites like A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, which while good, seemed a little bit too conventional. In the end of though, it was director Taika Waititi’s dark Nazi Germany-set “anti-hate satire,” Jojo Rabbit that brought home the award, and will probably be one of the most talked about films from now until awards season.

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Hustlers Doesn’t Quite Find Its Way

Hustlers has all the ingredients to be a great movie, including an impressive cast, good back story and amazing publicity. Unfortunately it has trouble with the execution, in that it doesn’t quite ever know what kind of movie it wants to be and loses track of itself along the way. It’s this one flaw that prevents it from being what it could have been.

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Cast Of Ford v Ferrari Says Film Is About More Than Just Car Racing

In 1966 the Ford Motor Company set their minds to defeating Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans after Ferrari put a stop to a potential buy out of their company. It was a difficult task to accomplish, considering they didn’t have either a car or a driver, and a very short period of time to get ready. The film Ford v Ferrari that is screening at TIFF 2019 takes a look at the road that was ahead of Ford and how they prepared themselves for the challenge.

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Cast Of Just Mercy Says Film Challenges Our Perceptions Of Justice

One of TIFF 2019’s biggest films is Just Mercy, which tells the story of world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he tries to free condemned death row prisoner Walter McMillian. It’s based on his novel by same name, written by Stevenson himself. The film premiered Friday night during TIFF, and during the press […]

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Top Movies To Catch At TIFF 2019

If you are in Toronto and happen to spot a celebrity, or two, or three in the downtown core over the next couple of weeks, you don’t have to wonder why. TIFF 2019 is right around the corner, and all eyes will be on the city as hundreds of films will be screening. Some films […]

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Joker Received An Eight-Minute Standing Ovation In Venice

One of TIFF 2019’s most anticipated films premiered at the Venice Film Festival over the weekend, and the audience not only ate it up, but gave the film an eight-minute standing ovation after it ended. 

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TIFF 2019 Galas And Special Presentations Announced

Last week TIFF announced that the documentary Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band was set to be their opening night film for the 2019 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, and yesterday they started giving us an idea of what else we can expect by announcing their Galas and Special Presentations.

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