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  • Citizen Kane

    Citizen Kane

    ★★★½

    Undeniably innovative and profound (obviously). Its ideas are beautifully conveyed and hit quite hard. Also probably technically flawless. I was never bored like some people are, but the way the story is told made me feel distant from the characters in a way that I couldn’t reconcile.

  • Another Round

    Another Round

    ★★★★½

    I wasn’t planning on watching any films from tiff this year, but tonight I caved and decided I’d watch a few of the ones that were getting a lot of praise.

    I don’t have much to say about this movie, other than that it’s totally brilliant. Mads Mikkelsen gives a moving and layered performance - easily the best I’ve seen this year and one my favourites from the last few years. The cinematography is also great. It manages to both…

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  • mid90s

    mid90s

    ★★★★½

    Tiff #8

    It could just be the hype of the incredible crowd reaction and ovation and seeing Jonah Hill moved to tears, but Mid90s blew me away. A mature and honest look into the lives of children and the important themes of growing up. Jonah Hill is the perfect person to pull together a cast of kids like this and extract the best possible outcome. Something truly special.

  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    ★★★★

    TIFF #3

    I did not expect to like this movie nearly as much as I did. It’s a pointed piece about forgiveness and growth that you can tell is helmed by a director who respects Mr. Rogers and wants to show the importance of his lessons. This takes a totally atypical and stylistically different approach to the biopic, which I would hesitate to even call this movie. Rather than trying to simply tell his story, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood captures the essence Fred Rogers and turns his words into action.