Toronto Film Festival

The Humans – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

Stephen Karam adapts his own Tony Award-winning family drama with the help of an impressive ensemble cast.

The Mad Woman’s Ball – first-look review

By Erin Brady

A woman who sees spirits is committed to a psychiatric hospital in this book adaptation by Mélanie Laurent.

Encounter – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Riz Ahmed is a father on a mission to save his sons from an extraterrestrial threat in Michael Pearce’s complex sci-fi drama.

The Forgiven – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

Jessica Chastain and Ralph Fiennes spend a fateful weekend in Morocco in John Michael McDonagh’s scabrous class satire.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye – first look review

By Charles Bramesco

Jessica Chastain goes all-out in Michael Showalter’s superficial biopic of televangelist Tammy Faye Messner.

Neptune Frost – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman ponder post-colonisation in this percussive, transcendental Afrofuturist musical.

Earwig – first-look review

By Saffron Maeve

A middle-aged man tends to a young girl with ice dentures in Lucile Hadžihalilović’s elliptical English-language debut.

Dashcam – first-look review

By Erin Brady

Rob Savage’s follow-up to Host is a terrifying yet frustrating experience about social media narcissism.

Dear Evan Hansen – first-look review

By Corey Atad

Ben Platt stars as a high-schooler whose white lie snowballs out of control in Stephen Chbosky’s dismal adaptation of the smash-hit musical.

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

By Hannah Strong

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.

Pieces of a Woman – first look review

By Hannah Strong

Vanessa Kirby is remarkable in Kornél Mundruczó’s drama about two expectant parents who suffer a devastating tragedy.

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.

Nomadland – first look review

By Hannah Strong

The third feature from Chloé Zhao is an achingly tender look at one woman's life on the road.

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 Strong

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

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