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  • 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).

  • Jojo Rabbit

    Jojo Rabbit

    ★★★★

    Roman Griffin Davis was fabulous in this (I also sat next to his mom and she was adorably proud throughout the whole thing).

  • Knives Out

    Knives Out

    ★★★★½

    I knew there would be knives but didn't think it would be this sharp!
    Seriously entertaining movie.

  • There's Something in the Water

    There's Something in the Water

    ★★★

    An important issue that should be known on a wider scale.

     Could have used less unstabilized shots (I was at the very front and started to get nauseous)  but good overall.

  • Crazy World

    Crazy World

    ★★★★★

    Most fun I’ve ever had as a TIFF screening.

  • Parasite

    Parasite

    ★★★★½

    Dude.....what a glorious, glorious film. 

    The woman sitting next to me couldn’t even handle it, no chill.

  • Waves

    Waves

    ★★★★

    The first part of this is so right but it loses it’s footing for the second act, slightly overstaying it’s welcome.  (Another edit on the second part would do wonders)


    It’s still a very powerful film, that I really enjoyed.   Killer soundtrack.

  • Synchronic

    Synchronic

    ★★★

    I don’t know what to make of this movie.  It felt like it was two movies crammed into one.  

    The first half a dark, true dective-esque crime drama, delving into the world of the occult.   The second half was hot pill time machine.  (Also why was Jamie Dornan’s character’s personal life of importance?)

    It is by no means a bad movie,  but I also wouldn’t  say it’s a good one.   It’s watchable, it’s Synchronic.

  • Color Out of Space

    Color Out of Space

    ★★★

    I want to like this more because it’s Cage and it’s Lovecraft but it was kind of mess.  I think lovers of Lovecraft will get more out of it than general audiences, as there are a lot of Easter eggs from the Lovecraftian world.


    Richard Stanley absolutely nails the colour part though - just kills it with the colour.