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Toronto International Film Festival

‘Free Money’ Review: An Eye-Opening Look at Universal Basic Income in Action

The film by Lauren DeFilippo and Sam Soko, which bowed in Toronto, weighs the benefits and the perils of UBI through an up-close portrait of a Kenyan Village chosen for the program.

Toronto: Low-Profile Gems Shine in Fest’s Final Days en Route to Big Win for Steven Spielberg

This is the third of three dispatches from the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. You can read the first here and the second here. As always, the final days of the fest were considerably lower-key than those before them, with much of the press having departed and most of the buzzy films having screened. The […]

‘Allelujah’ Review: Judi Dench, Jennifer Saunders in Melodramatic Tribute to Britain’s National Health Service

Derek Jacobi and Russell Tovey also appear in the large ensemble cast of Richard Eyre's screen adaptation of the recent Alan Bennett play about the NHS.

‘Carmen’ Review: Melissa Barrera and Paul Mescal in a Bizet Riff With More Passion Than Point

Dancer-choreographer Benjamin Millepied makes his feature directing debut by recasting the famous opera as an experimental fever dream on the U.S.-Mexico border.

TIFF: ‘Titane’ Break-Out Agathe Rousselle Sets Next Role in Sci-Fi Drama from ‘White Noise’ Producer (Exclusive)

Agathe Rousselle, the break-out star from the Cannes Palme d’Or winner Titane, will lead the sci-fi drama Low Orbit from producer Uri Singer, who was behind the Netflix adaptation of Don DeLillo’s White Noise. Low Orbit takes place on a failed colony on another planet, where a romance grows between a female shuttle pilot and […]

‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Review: A Visceral Take on the German Anti-War Classic

Close to a century after Lewis Milestone's Oscar-winning film, Edward Berger offers a German adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque's WWI novel.

TIFF: ‘Blackfish’ Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite on Returning to Docs With ‘The Grab’

In 2013, Gabriela Cowperthwaite released her last documentary feature, Blackfish, about the captivity of Orcas, especially at SeaWorld. The film directly impacted the attendance and revenue of the theme park. Eventually, SeaWorld and its former CEO James Atchison had to pay more than $5 million to settle federal charges that they covered up the negative […]

‘Butcher’s Crossing’ Review: Nicolas Cage Goes Buffalo Hunting in a Bleak, Listless Western

Cage plays a seasoned buffalo hunter and costar Fred Hechinger a younger cowboy who looks up to him in Gabe Polsky's film.

Gerard Butler’s G-Base Boards Remi Adeleke’s Human Trafficking Thriller ‘Unexpected Redemption’ (Exclusive)

Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel have teamed back up with Remi Adeleke, the star of upcoming action-thriller The Plane. The duo’s G-Base production company — behind The Plane, set for a January release with Lionsgate, plus fellow high-octane titles such as Greenland, Angel Has Fallen and Den of Thieves — has boarded Unexpected Redemption, Adeleke’s feature directorial […]

‘Alice, Darling’ Review: Anna Kendrick Transfixes in a Chilling Portrait of Abuse

The actress plays a young woman coming to terms with the sinister nature of her relationship during a week-long trip with her friends in this gripping drama from Mary Nighy.

‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ Review: Peter Farrelly’s Vietnam War Film Starring Zac Efron Is a Bloated Misfire

The filmmaker's follow-up to his Oscar-winning 'Green Book' tells a quirky true story and also stars Russell Crowe and Bill Murray.

‘Raymond & Ray’ Review: Ewan McGregor and Ethan Hawke in a Wry Buddy Comedy With a Tender Heart

The stars play half-siblings who reunite to attend their abusive father's funeral in a Rodrigo Garcia film premiering in Toronto before heading to Apple TV+ this fall.