Toronto Film Festival

Mom and Dad – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Nicolas Cage runs amok in this deliciously berserk comedy-horror about parents compelled to kill their kids.

Lady Bird – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Saoirse Ronan whirlwinds her way through Greta Gerwig’s sublime directorial debut.

First Reformed – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Paul Schrader returns to the fray with a mediative masterwork powered by a stunning central turn from Ethan Hawke.

Mary Shelley – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Elle Fanning is the star of the show in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s uneven biopic of the ‘Frankenstein’ author.

The Shape of Water – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Sally Hawkins finds a scaly suitor in Guillermo del Toro’s strange, sentimental snow globe fairy tale.

Thelma – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Something disturbing lies beneath the surface of Joachim Trier’s head-scratching latest.

Novitiate – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Margaret Qualley plays a conflicted nun-in-training in this sensuous drama from director Margaret Betts.

Salt and Fire – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Michael Shannon and Werner Herzog reunite for this intriguing and highly allegorical eco thriller.

Deepwater Horizon – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Peter Berg comes up trumps with this patriotic and pulsating dramatisation of the BOP oil spill.

Into the Inferno – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Werner Herzog goes head to head with the volcanoes of the world in this new, globe-trotting doc.

Moonlight – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This remarkable return to filmmaking by director Barry Jenkins falls just a few steps short of genius.

Sing – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Brit director Garth Jennings turns his hand to an eccentric animated singing competition in this utterly delightful new work.

Snowden – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Despite Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s best efforts, Oliver Stone’s whistleblower drama feels completely disconnected from reality.

Lady Macbeth – first look review

By Elena Lazic

Florence Pugh shines in this smart period drama from director William Oldroyd and screenwriter Alice Birch.

Amanda Knox – first look review

By Elena Lazic

This compelling true-crime doc provides an intelligent take down of media sensationalism.

Free Fire – first look review

By Manuela Lazic

Ben Wheatley shoots for full-on fun with this single location ensemble actioner. And he scores. Big time.

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