September 2019

Ford v Ferrari Review TIFF 2019

The Plot The true story of how iconic car designer Carroll Shelby and racing legend Ken Miles helped the Ford motor company tackle the seemingly impossible task of challenging Ferrari for racing dominance at the Le Mans 1966 24hr race. The Good This film is an astonishing piece of work that eloquently captures the exhilarating [...]

Uncut Gems Review TIFF 2019

The Plot Howard Ratner is a flamboyant New York jeweller desperately pursing a big score while his messy life teeters on the brink of total chaos and collapse. His increasing desperation to hold his family together and his mounting enemies at bay leads him to take a series of high stakes risks that will either [...]

Motherless Brooklyn Review TIFF 2019

The Plot A lonely detective suffering from Tourette’s syndrome sets out to unravel the mystery behind his mentor’s murder, setting his sharp wits and determination against powerful men and the rampant criminal corruption of 1950s New York. The Good Edward Norton is on typically accomplished form playing the reluctantly heroic Lionel, a complex figure far [...]

The Report Review TIFF 2019

The Plot An idealistic senate staffer is tasked with helming an investigation into the CIA’s detention and interrogation program launched in the wake of 9/11. Finding himself locked in a battle to discover harsh truths and share them with the world. The Good Adam Driver has emerged as one of the most redeeming features of [...]

Dolemite Is My Name Review TIFF 2019

The Plot The true story of how charismatic showbiz failure Rudy Ray Moore launched one final bid for stardom through his flamboyant new alter ego Dolemite. Setting out on a seemingly impossible quest to turn his wisecracking foul mouthed creation into a bone fide cinematic icon and household name superstar. The Good Eddie Murphy was [...]

Bombshell Review TIFF 2019

The Plot A dramatic depiction of the sexual harassment scandal which saw aging Fox News supremo Roger Ailes squaring off against many of the channels most prominent female anchors over historic allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic working environment. The Good Bombshell offers up an impressively vast cast of familiar Hollywood faces, doing earnest [...]

The Personal History Of David Copperfield Review TIFF 2019

The Plot Based on the iconic work of Charles Dickens, the film follows the immeasurable trials and triumphs of David Copperfield as he theatrically recounts his eventful existence. The Good Director Armando Ianucci has a well-deserved reputation for sharp witted comedic storytelling that blends cynical self-awareness with frequent farce. His modern sensibilities actually prove a [...]

TIFF Awards Winners 2019

The Toronto International Film Festival drew to a close with the coveted People’s Choice Award going to Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi’s satire of a young boy’s coming of age in Nazi Germany. Runners-up for the prize were Marriage Story by Noah Baumbach, and Korean thriller Parasite from Korean director Bong Joon-ho which had previously won [...]