Uncut Gems – TIFF 2019 Review

From their feature-length debut Daddy Longlegs (excluding The Pleasure of Being Robbed, mainly for logistical/credit reasons), The Safdie Brothers have proven themselves as true modern auteurs of their craft. Creating hyperactive, drug-fueled cautionary tales over the past decade, each of their features contains a certain tense feeling of nihilism, a pure adrenaline rush, and an […]

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Waves – TIFF 2019 Review

Ever since his ultra-low budget debut with Krisha in 2015 , Trey Edward Shults has been an indie darling of sorts from his very first splash onto the film festival scene. Already making tight acquaintances with major contemporary motion picture distribution house A24, the majority of his film’s follow a basic central narrative on an […]

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Wasp Network – TIFF 2019 Review

In the frenetic heat of festival season, it’s never a good sign to hear the news of a film that you’ve been excited to see for months, is supposedly being re-cut, after being helmed with mixed reactions from early festival goers. It happened last year at the Toronto International Film Festival with Outlaw King; which […]

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Radioactive – TIFF 2019 Review

The greatest threat to modern cinema isn’t streaming services, comic book flicks, or even trend-setting cinematic universes… It’s the rise of the Oscar-bait biopic. Taking the life of an influential figure, and minimizing their entire career into a cramped two hour-sub run time seems ludicrous. The existence of this genre to begin with, is simply […]

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