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  • The Day After

    The Day After

    ★★★★

    Easily the most enjoyable movie I've seen at TIFF '17 and at 92 minutes long a perfect end to my week.

    My first Hong Sang-soo, and I am anxious to see more. Wonderfully written, super funny. The camera work might be the most impressive part; I was in awe right from the beginning. Long takes, panning and zooming in and out of the frame, wow. Terrific work by the actors showing none of the typical signs of difficulty filming long takes.

    A great film on a great last day of TIFF

  • First Reformed

    First Reformed

    ★★★★

    First Reformed starts slowly but builds into a great film, what a pleasant surprise. Incredibly refined for wild Paul Schrader (Dog Eat Dog?? Hearing the guy speak after the film, and seeing the talent on screen, it's hard to believe he hasn't been able to do more with his directing career) with help from Ethan Hawke in a wonderfully dark performance. I won't say anything about the else, but I can strongly recommend this film, and it's thrust into my top 3 of TIFF '17

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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    2001: A Space Odyssey

    ★★★★★

    Let's be real, this is more a work of art than anything some old French or Italian dude painted a bunch of years ago. You don't have to watch any other movie to know that this is the best Sci-Fi movie ever made. One of the best movies, period. Amazing shot after amazing shot, through the entire film. It only takes you about five minutes into the movie to realize you are watching something truly amazing, and Kubrick doesn't disappoint.…

  • Tyrannosaur

    Tyrannosaur

    ★★★★

    This is a very powerful movie, led by a strong lead performance by Peter Mullan. He stars as Joseph, a rageful and violent man who is starting to see his own flaws but can't seem to change. He meets a woman, Hannah, and the movie documents a transitioning time in both their lives.

    I kind of put off watching this; these intense emotionally painful movies are not what I'm usually in the mood to watch, but this wasn't as hard…