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'Triangle of Sadness' Review

Director Ruben Östlund loves to analyze how specific choices and heated discussions can literally lead to the downfall of his protagonists. His latest film, the Palme d’Or winning Triangle of Sadness, skewers the rich and famous on a vacation from hell. Even though Östlund will put these entitled narcissists through the wringer, you can’t help but laugh as the most nightmarish tragedy befalls these people.

138: TIFF 2022 Preview - Glass Onion, The Fablemans, and More

John and Max discuss some of the most anticipated titles premiering at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. Before all that, they discuss $3 movie day at the movies and the Don't Worry Darling drama. Finally, they wrap things up by discussing Jordan Peele's NOPE and three from Stanley Kubrick. 

12 Must-See TIFF 2022 Movies

After two years of experiencing the Toronto International Film Festival at home, It’s the Pictures is planning to be on the ground and viewing movies in person once again. Toronto is a wonderful city and even without the movies, it would be awesome to be there once again. But the good news is that there are new movies. Lots of them. The list below only covers 5% of the over 200 movies that will make their premiere at the festival…

'Jurassic World: Dominion' Review

Humans should’ve never brought dinosaurs back. That’s a sentiment that the characters in the Jurassic Park (World?) franchise repeat on a frequent basis. But yet, here we are again, the sixth entry in the Jurassic franchise, Jurassic World: Dominion. Not unlike the motives of the villain in this movie, this is another soulless cash grab that can’t hold a torch to the original. 

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Heat

Heat

★★★★★

Told You I'm Never Going Back.

Malignant

Malignant

★★★½

That prison scene thou

Absolutely wild.

Lamb

Lamb

★★★½

every child is a blessing.

No Time to Die

No Time to Die

★★★½

Daniel Craig’s final Bond outing has finally arrived. After a pandemic delay that lasted a year and a half, audiences around the world will witness James Bond’s swan song.

How could No Time to Die possibly meet the intense expectations that this extended-release has set?

Picking up from the events of Spectre, Bond and his love interest Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux) have left all traces of their previous life behind. But something still nags at Bond, this eerie feeling that…

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There is a moment in director V.T. Nayani’s tender romance This Place where fledgling writer, Kawenniióhstha (Devery Jacobs, who co-wrote the script), tells her new partner, Malai (Priya Guns), that she needs space. While a common trope in most romance films, especially of the Hallmark variety, the proclamation carries a far heavier weight here. One understands, even if Malai does not, that it is impossible to fit into the room of someone’s heart when the doorway is filled with a…

Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, and Judith Ivey, with Ben Wishaw and Frances McDormand, star in Sarah Polley’s fearless adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel about a cloistered world where women struggle with an epidemic of abuse.

Oscar-nominated writer-director Sarah Polley’s fearless adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel grants us access to a tight-knit, cloistered religious colony in which women struggle to recover from an epidemic of abuse. Featuring riveting, emotionally complex performances from a stunning ensemble that includes…

Prey

Prey

★★★★

Prey kicks ass from start to finish.

Prey is a pure nonstop action movie, refreshing in its historical setting and a blessing in its straightforwardness. Nobody stops to make some quippy joke. Everyone takes the Predator seriously and it makes the action that much more immersive and thrilling. Also, I enjoyed the gruesome kills, Amber Midthunder's plucky intensity, and Prey's thoughtful emphasis on the colonialist subtext in its setting.

Prey is the kind of action movie I wish we got more of nowadays and I'm happy to see it find popularity. Prey deserves it.

He's a libra moon, that says a LOT!

I expected nothing less from Rachel Sennott's performance as she ran circles around almost everyone. Basically, every line from hers got a belly laugh from me. I had a blast with this, probably one of the times I've laughed the most in a theater this year so far. The practical lighting was fantastic as it felt like I was there with them in the dark holding a tiny flashlight. The dark humor…