• Joe Bell

    Joe Bell

    ★★

    To quote Mark Walhberg from The Happening:
    “What? No.”

  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★★★½

    I had to let this one sit with me for a few days to process my feelings.

    What a astounding piece of film making. Beautifully shot with an exquisite performance from Frances.

    The score has been floating around in my head for days.

  • Shadow in the Cloud

    Shadow in the Cloud

    ★★★½

    Is it silly? Yes.
    Is it entertaining? Hell yes!

    Enjoyable from start to finish.

  • Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

    Fireball: Visitors From Darker Worlds

    ★★★

    First of #TIFF2020 - "Docs with Rocks"

    I shouldn't have tried to watch this in a weighted blanket as I was lulled to sleep by Werner's soothing voice. Thank goodness for this digital 12 hour watch window.

    Not my favourite Herzog doc but I could watch him narrate paint drying and find it enjoyable.

  • 365 Days

    365 Days

    ★★

    "Plot? Where we're going, we don't need a plot."

    I have so many questions, most importantly, who is this movie for -- like what is the key demographic?

    Clearly it's geared towards women, or at least the stereotype of a woman, as 90% of the film is sex, shopping and the female lead being the object of desire of a rich, good looking, powerful man. But it lacks maturity, dialogue straight out of a terribly written fanfic, that I can't…

  • Capone

    Capone

    ★★★

    I could watch Tom Hardy shit his way out of a paper bag and still be entertained. This man oozes charisma...and shit, have we talked about the shit?

    This may be Tom Hardy's gruntiest performance yet.
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    I don't honestly know what to make of what I just watched and maybe I'll come back to this review once I wrap my head around it.

    There are components in here to enjoy -- it's beautifully shot, Hardy gives a hell of…

  • Uncut Gems

    Uncut Gems

    From the second we were transitioned through a gem to a colon, I was hunched over in my seat, riddled with anxiety, trying to hang on to this chaotic ride. Within the first 15 minutes, my stomach dropped and then in the last, dropped again (which I didn't think was possible).

    The most accurate description I read was "Anxiety: The Movie"

  • Bombshell

    Bombshell

    ★★★

    Great performances (and prothestics) but a clunker of a screenplay.

  • Sea Fever

    Sea Fever

    ★★★

    I wonder if I would have given this movie a higher score, had a not had to get up mid-way through to ask the TIFF volunteer to stop aggressively filing her nails.

    Because I genuinely really enjoyed it.

  • Deerskin

    Deerskin

    ★★★★

    Killer style.

    I'm just happy this movie exists.

  • And We Go Green

    And We Go Green

    ★★★½

    First, I have to say: what an absolute boss Leo is! He showed up for the introduction, said nothing and left. Then spent the remainder of his time in Toronto for TIFF attending parties.

    Now on to the movie:

    As a racing fan (F1 specifically) I really appreciated this film. I used to go to the Grand Prix in Montreal every year but stopped and one of the reasons was I started to feel really bad about the amount of…

  • Ford v Ferrari

    Ford v Ferrari

    ★★★½

    If you like Matt Damon and Christian Bale, you'll like this movie as they're both basically playing themselves.

    Damon, a charming car salesman and Bale, a Englishman obsessed with his craft who is known to be difficult to get along with (we all remember that Terminator audio).

    I am trying to be objective with my rating here, as someone who is a racing fan, I really liked the film but objective understand that it has its flaws (looking at you 2.5 hour long run time).