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‘The Black Phone’: Film Review | Fantastic Fest 2021

Scott Derrickson's adaptation of a Joe Hill story stars Mason Thames as a boy who receives supernatural help in his attempts to escape a serial killer played by Ethan Hawke.

‘Charlotte’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Keira Knightley leads the voice cast of an animated feature that tells the story of German painter Charlotte Salomon, who was killed in Auschwitz but left behind an extraordinary body of work.

‘Quickening’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

In Haya Waseem's debut feature film, a young Pakistani Canadian woman wrestles with her identity.

Tom Skerritt in ‘East of the Mountains’: Film Review

The veteran character actor plays a terminally ill man determined to end life on his own terms in this screen adaptation of David Guterson's best-selling novel.

Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in Joel Coen’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’: Film Review | NYFF 2021

A first-rate cast and stunning craftsmanship bring surging vitality to Shakespeare's political thriller about an ambitious couple whose murderous power grab sends them spiraling into madness.

Amazon’s ‘Birds of Paradise’: Film Review

Diana Silvers and Kristine Froseth star as friends and rivals who compete for glory at a French ballet academy.

‘Drunken Birds’ (‘Les oiseaux ivres’): Film Review | TIFF 2021

The second feature from Serbian Canadian director Ivan Grbovic centers on a drug cartel worker who migrates from Mexico to Canada in search of new beginnings and the love of his life.

‘The Most Beautiful Boy in the World’: Film Review

Kristina Lindstrom and Kristian Petri's documentary recounts the story of Björn Andrésen, who shot to fame as a teenager thanks to his appearance in the 1971 Luchino Visconti film 'Death in Venice.'

‘Ali & Ava’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Adeel Akhtar and Claire Rushbrook play the title roles in this cross-cultural romance, set in the British city of Bradford and directed by Clio Barnard ('The Selfish Giant').

‘Wildhood’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

A two-spirit Indigenous teenager tries to find his mother, and himself, in this delicate coming-of-age story.

‘Hold Your Fire’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Stefan Forbes' documentary relates the details of a 1973 Brooklyn robbery that led to the NYPD's landmark use of hostage negotiation.

‘You Resemble Me’ (‘Tu Me Ressembles’): Film Review | Venice 2021

Dina Amer's directorial debut revolves around a fragile young Muslim woman in search of purpose.