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Toronto Film Festival

10 must-see shorts from the Toronto International Film Festival 2020

By Hannah Woodhead

This year’s Short Cuts programme brought together bite-size perspectives from around the world.

“How do we put an end to generational trauma?” – Saul Williams on Akilla’s Escape

By Isaac Feldberg

The multi-hyphenate has created a hypnotic, incisive score for Charles Officer’s socially-conscious crime-noir.

Limbo – first-look review

By David Jenkins

Ben Sharrock spins absurd comedy from torment suffered by those waiting for asylum to be granted.

Wolfwalkers – first-look review

By Kambole Campbell

The animation studio behind Song of the Sea and The Secret of Kells return with a spellbinding revisionist fable.

Greed – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Steve Coogan plays an odious fast fashion magnate in Michael Winterbottom's latest comedy.

True History of the Kelly Gang – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Justin Kurzel adapts Peter Carey's 2000 fictionalised account of Austalia's infamous Kelly gang, with explosive results.

Lucy in the Sky – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A returning astronaut falls out of touch with reality in Noah Hawley's messy space drama.

Harriet – first look review

By Katie Goh

Cynthia Erivo is superb in this otherwise sketchy and underpowered biopic of rebel slave, Harriet Tubman.

Le Mans ’66 – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Christian Bale and Matt Damon banter and bicker their way through James Mangold's slick racing biopic.

Uncut Gems – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Adam Sandler is on the form of his life in this scintillating, heart-in-mouth study of a desperate New York jeweller.

Dolemite Is My Name – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Eddie Murphy brings his electric presence and a whole lot of F-bombs to this amusing behind-the-scenes filmmaker biopic.

Bad Education – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Hugh Jackman is rotten to the core in Corey Finley's biting black comedy about public school embezzlement.

Weathering with You – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Makoto Shinkai’s blissful follow-up to his 2016 smash, Your Name, plants teen romance in a climate change disaster.

How to Build a Girl – first look review

By Katie Goh

This nifty adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s 2014 bestseller boasts a charming central turn by Beanie Feldstein.

Color Out of Space – first look review

By Kambole Campbell

Shape-shifting aliens take on Nic Cage’s customary rage crescendo in this new horror film by the great Richard Stanley.

Jojo Rabbit – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Taika Waititi plays an imaginary Adolf Hitler in this chronically soft-edged, wannabe satirical comedy.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Matthew Rhys and Tom Hanks are on top form in Marielle Heller's charming biographical drama about an American TV legend.

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