Movie Of The Week September 16, 2014
A 1976 documentary looked behind the doors of a decrepit mansion and found two staunch characters inside, a mother/daughter pair of faded aristocrats both named Edith Beale. What began as an attempt to unravel the mystery of their current state soon hit deeper waters.
Postcards From TIFF September 13, 2014
Our final day of TIFF 14 coverage is full of odds and ends, including Benedict Cumberbatch as a Nazi code-breaker Alan Turing and the latest documentary by Frederick Wiseman. A second look at The Duke Of Burgundy confirms it as our favorite of the festival.
Postcards From TIFF September 12, 2014
The eighth day of our Toronto film festival coverage looks at several movies that confront politics, economics, and war—including Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, Joshua Oppenheimer’s sequel to his documentary The Act Of Killing, and indie dramas starring Ethan Hawke, Michael Shannon, and Andrew Garfield.
Movie Of The Week September 11, 2014
A staff discussion of Preston Sturges’ classic rom-com discusses how the film got away with everything it did in the Hays Code era, and how it did it with such flair.
Postcards From TIFF September 09, 2014
Day 5 at the Toronto International Film Festival brings two movies about domineering mentors (Foxcatcher and Love & Mercy), two movies about one human against the elements (Wild and Atlantic.), the latest from Noah Baumbach, and what may be the most widely—and justly—praised film of the fest so far.
Postcards From TIFF September 06, 2014
Our day-two coverage from Toronto considers how the fest’s awards-bait fare (like the Robert Downey, Jr. vehicle The Judge, and the Jake Gyllenhaal curiosity Nightcrawler) runs parallel with its showcase for the established masters of world cinema (like Roy Andersson, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, and Isao Takahata).