Toronto Film Festival

TIFF’s Midnight Madness serves up controversy as well as gore

By Michelle Krasovitski

Amidst Weird Al and werewolves, there was another boogeyman at TIFF this year: copyright law.

Bruiser – first-look review

By Alexandria Slater

Miles Warren explores the dichotomy of nature vs nurture through a lost teenager’s longing for paternal guidance.

Prisoner’s Daughter – first-look review

By Alexandria Slater

Brian Cox plays a dying convict trying to free himself from the prison of his past through forgiveness of his daughter in Catherine Hardwicke’s formulaic family drama.

Empire of Light – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Olivia Colman channels her inner Anna Karina in director Sam Mendes’ mawkish ode to the magic of the movies.

A Jazzman’s Blues – first-look review

By Charles Bramesco

Tyler Perry tries his hand at serious-minded filmmaking with this overwrought Deep South melodrama.

The Greatest Beer Run Ever – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Zac Efron goes on a mission to bring tinnies to the troops in this banter-y Vietnam War movie misfire from Peter Farrelly.

Devotion – first-look review

By Mark Asch

Jonathan Majors and Glen Powell star as Navy pilots in JD Dillard's superficial rendering of America’s forgotten war.

Susie Searches – first-look review

By Ryan Coleman

Sophie Kargman attempts to expand her 2020 short film into a feature-length picture, with mixed results.

How to Blow Up a Pipeline – first-look review

By Mark Asch

A group of activists take radical action against climate change in Daniel Goldhaber's eco-thriller.

My Policeman – first-look review

By David Jenkins

This compelling, queer-edged melodrama starring Harry Styles and Emma Corrin charts the fall-out of impossible passions.

Causeway – first-look review

By Hannah Strong

Jennifer Lawrence plays an army veteran trying to adapt to civilian life in Lila Neugebauer's understated feature debut.

The Fabelmans – first-look review

By Mark Asch

This bittersweet rummage through the Spielberg family album sees the maestro deliver a late-career masterwork.

The best international genre films at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival

By Erin Brady

Mercenaries and demonic encounters featured in some of the most interesting films that played at this year’s TIFF.

One Second – first look review

By Daniel Schindel

A return to form for China’s Zhang Yimou with this tale of a village attempting to restore a damaged movie reel.

Jagged – first-look review

By Sydney Urbanek

Alison Klayman delves into the origins and legacy of Alanis Morissette’s groundbreaking album ‘Jagged Little Pill’.

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.

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