Toronto Film Festival

Sound of Metal – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Riz Ahmed is on career best mode in this sensitive portrait of a metal drummer losing his hearing.

The Personal History of David Copperfield – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

A light and lovely Dickens adaptation with Dev Patel revealing his immense comic chops in the title role.

TIFF reveals eclectic Platform Competition line-up for 2019

By Charles Bramesco

The festival’s sidebar includes new films from Julie Delpy and Sarah Gavron, plus Riz Ahmed as a heavy metal drummer.

Joker and Ford v Ferrari headline the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

By Charles Bramesco

Todd Philips, James Mangold, Taika Waititi, Rian Johnson and more are set to unveil new films this autumn.

Teen Spirit – first look review

By Ella Kemp

Elle Fanning plays a young talent show hopeful in Max Minghella’s sweet-sounding directorial debut.

Destroyer – first look review

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A committed Nicole Kidman slums it in this by-the-book detective noir from director Karyn Kusama.

High Life – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Robert Pattinson gets flung into deep space in Claire Denis’ beguiling, exceptional English-language debut.

Hold the Dark – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jeremy Saulnier continues his excellent run with this haunting Alaskan mystery thriller starring Jeffrey Wright and Riley Keough.

Angel – first look review

By Ella Kemp

The lives of a prostitute and a cyclist become intertwined over the course of a long, sensual night.

The Death and Life of John F Donovan – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Xavier Dolan’s overly earnest, star-packed drama concerns the untimely demise of an American TV idol.

If Beale Street Could Talk – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Barry Jenkins’ faithful adaptation of James Baldwin’s heartbreaking love story is pure cinematic poetry.

The Old Man & the Gun – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Hollywood icon Robert Redford plays a charming career criminal in his final ever screen performance.

Her Smell – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Elisabeth Moss is on showstopping form as a self-destructive punk singer in Alex Ross Perry’s manic mediation on fame.

Greta – first look review

By Caitlin Quinlan

Chloë Grace Moretz and Isabelle Huppert star in this darkly comic thriller from director Neil Jordan.

Mid90s – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Jonah Hill’s directorial debut is a moving portrayal of adolescent isolation set within Los Angeles’ ’90s skating scene.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Melissa McCarthy proves her dramatic chops as a literary forger in Marielle Heller’s follow-up to The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Widows – first look review

By Hannah Woodhead

Steve McQueen turns his formidable filmmaking talent to the heist genre with impressive and passionate results.

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