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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women | Review

12 October 2017 2:10 PM, PDT

Women Wanted: Robinson Explores the Fascinating Origins of Wonder Woman in Solid Biopic

Truth may often be stranger than fiction, but it’s not always as compelling as the subjects of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, a fascinating glance at the triptych of individuals who created the most successful female super hero of all time, Wonder Woman.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Buoyant Bangalore: Kolinka, Banerjee, Descas & Johanna ter Steege Set for Hansen-Løve’s “Maya”

11 October 2017 3:35 PM, PDT

The set pieces (people and locations) are finalized and put in place for Mia Hansen-Løve‘s Maya, the multiple territory, global trotting think piece on relationships and the psychological wear and tear of the war photographer profession.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Wicked Leaks: Charlie Plummer Joins Rhianne Barreto in Pippa Bianco’s Feature Debut

11 October 2017 1:35 PM, PDT

Venice Film Festival Marcello Mastroianni best young actor award (Lean on Pete) winner Charlie Plummer (check out the Q&A at Tiff) will star alongside Rhianne Barreto in Pippa Bianco‘s untitled feature film debut which begins lensing this month in Toronto.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Sarandon & Gideon Adlon Saddle Up for Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s “Mustang”

11 October 2017 12:30 PM, PDT

Susan Sarandon might revert to some Sister Helen Prejean (Dead Man Walking) counsellor skillset for her next role.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Samuel Maoz’s Foxtrot: 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 6:30 PM, PDT

Ranking among my best of the fest (tied with Hannah), Samuel Maoz finished “2nd place” at the Venice Film Festival for his sophomore film claiming the Grand Jury prize.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Michaël R. Roskam’s Racer and the Jailbird – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT

Our Tommaso Tocci caught up with Michaël R. Roskam‘s latest while at the Venice Film Festival calling his cinema “marked by reticence and doomed choices, with characters often at war with their own narrative”.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Bruno Forzani & Hélène Cattet’s Let the Corpses Tan – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 5:30 PM, PDT

We’ve been tracking this duo since Amer (2009) and shortly after 2013’s The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 3:20 PM, PDT

There is not much horsing around in Lean on Pete, Andrew Haigh‘s fourth feature film coming off the success of Weekend and 45 Years.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: James Franco’s The Disaster Artist – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 3:00 PM, PDT

After its Work-In-Progress screening at SXSW all the way back in March, James Franco‘s brought The Disaster Artist to Toronto for the much hyped world premiere screening.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 2:50 PM, PDT

Landing the coveted People’s Choice Award, which in some circles is believed to be a god luck blessing towards an eventual Oscar win, Fox Searchlight appeared to have struck gold among audiences with this snarky third film from Martin McDonagh.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Chris Smith’s Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 2:40 PM, PDT

After showing in Venice, it was off to Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre for this treasure docu offering. Blurring the line between performing, imitating, paying homage to and inhabiting a person’s persona, in his own right, Chris Smith pays homage to three personas in one with Jim & Andy: the Great Beyond – the story of Jim Carrey & Andy Kaufman with a very special, contractually obligated mention of Tony Clifton.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Véréna Paravel & Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Caniba – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 2:30 PM, PDT

Just prior to heading over to Nyff and having just showed at the Venice Film Festival, via Andréa Picard’s shrewd programming, the Wavelengths programme featured this disturbing, at times repulsive, and surprisingly probing Dead Ringers-esque portrait from Leviathan pairing of Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 2:20 PM, PDT

The pre-fest announcement that Louis C.K. had directed a project that went into production this summer and was going to be ready in September came as a total surprise as it really was completely off the radar.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game – 2017 Tiff Presentation

10 October 2017 2:10 PM, PDT

After Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs in the tens, Aaron Sorkin finally moves to the front of the camera with his directorial debut which was naturally afforded some name cast and therefore landing a red carpet splashed, showcase friendly world premiere at Tiff.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Video: Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name – 2017 Tiff Post Screening Q&A

10 October 2017 2:00 PM, PDT

A full flavored Euro film that we would have normally first encountered as a world preem in Cannes, instead producers threw the dice on a timeline that would began in Park City with certain strategic dates on the fall calendar chalked up.

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- Eric Lavallée

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Maurice (1987) | Blu-ray Review

10 October 2017 1:00 PM, PDT

“England has always been disinclined to accept human nature,” states a congenial Ben Kingsley, playing a minor role as a doctor in the Merchant-Ivory adaptation of E.M.

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- Nicholas Bell

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The Flesh (1991) | Blu-ray Review

10 October 2017 12:00 PM, PDT

Marco Ferreri remains one of the unsung provocateurs from Italy’s golden age of contemporary auteurs, an idiosyncratic conveyor of carnal desires and consuming passions who was a contemporary of Fellini and Petri but whose filmography remains largely obscured.

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- Nicholas Bell

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Don’t Torture a Duckling (1972) | Blu-ray Review

10 October 2017 11:00 AM, PDT

Arrow Video resurrects one of Italian horror maestro Luci Fulci’s (the Godfather of Gore) best but most obscure titles, the enigmatically titled Don’t Torture a Duckling, a creation with usual collaborator of the period, writer Roberto Gianviti (fresh off their 1971 A Lizard in Woman’s Skin).

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- Nicholas Bell

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