Category: Montreal Film Festival

Battle of the Sexes @ TIFF

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My second TIFF film and the second that tackled (sort of) LGBTQ issues and this time tacked on women’s issues to round out the package. Battle of the Sexes, directed by Jonathan Dayton (Ruby Sparks, Little Miss Sunshine) and Valerie Faris (Ruby Sparks, Little Miss Sunshine), aims to take on…

Disobedience @ TIFF

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When you attend a film festival for the first time there is some trepidation in regards to the quality of the films screening there. Were they going to be up to your expectations? This is doubly so in regards to a festival of the reputation of TIFF. The Toronto International…

Mean Girls @ TIFF

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“Mean Girls” is a fresh and witty teen / post-teen film. Cady Heron (Lindsay Lohan) is a very bright 17 year old who was previously home-schooled in Africa by her mother. There are several different teenage-clicks that are sub-divided in the high school’s cafeteria. However, on Cady’s first day at…

Dunkirk @ TIFF

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What more can be said about World War II that hasn’t been done before, you ask. Well, a world event that was rich with human stories – of all sorts, like fear, love, bravery, violence, horror, heroism, and physical endurance – can be mined over and over again endlessly as…

Latched A film by Justin Harding and Rob Brunner Opening Film, TIFF Shorts Program

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Newly-single mom Alana (Alana Elmer) and her 14-month-old son Bowen (Bowen Harding) are alone in the off-season on an island cottage, with only a strange old neighbour (Peter Higginson) for company. A choreographer looking to get back into the dance world, Alana uses her time of solitude to practice her…