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Review: I, Tonya

I TONYA was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage. PLOT: The life of disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding ( Margot Robbie ). REVIEW: Director Craig Gillespie , writer Steven Rogers and star Margot Robbie have done something pretty amazing. They’ve made audiences at TIFF, if not fall in love with then at least sympathize with, Tonya Harding....
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12.04.2017
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Review: The Disaster Artist

THE DISASTER ARTIST was originally reviewed at TIFF 2017. PLOT: The making of Tommy Wiseau’s ( James Franco ) THE ROOM, as seen through the eyes of his best friend, struggling actor Greg Sestero ( Dave Franco ). REVIEW: To say there’s never been a movie like THE ROOM is an understatement. Sure, plenty of terrible vanity productions have seen the light of...
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11.29.2017
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Review: Darkest Hour

Previously reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage. PLOT: Newly appointed prime minister Winston Churchill ( Gary Oldman ) tries desperately to mobilize parliament against the on-coming Nazi onslaught in the early days of WW2. REVIEW: Joe Wright ' s DARKEST HOUR and Christopher Nolan ' s DUNKIRK compliment each other quite well. While you never see the...
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11.23.2017
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Review: Roman J. Israel Esq

This was previously reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage. PLOT: A legal savant ( Denzel Washington ), who’s dead broke after years of fighting for civil rights, is lured to work in a big law firm. REVIEW: ROMAN J. ISRAEL, ESQ., was a last minute addition to this year’s TIFF lineup, with only one still image and a very vague plot description to give us...
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11.22.2017
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Review: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

This was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage. PLOT: After her daughter is raped and murdered, and over a year passes without any arrests, a Missouri woman, Mildred Hayes ( Frances McDormand ) rents three billboards accusing beloved local police chief Willoughby ( Woody Harrelson ) of ignoring her case. REVIEW: Martin McDonagh is like the Shakespeare...
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11.09.2017
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Review: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

This was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage.  PLOT: The life of Wonder Woman creator Dr. William Moulton Marston ( Luke Evans ) and his wife Elizabeth ( Rebecca Hall ), who fall in love with a student, Olive ( Bella Heathcote ) and embark on a polyamorous relationship with her. REVIEW: As far as these things go, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER...
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10.12.2017
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Review: The Mountain Between Us

THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US was previously reviewed at TIFF 2017 PLOT: Two strangers ( Idris Elba & Kate Winslet ) are stranded in the wilderness of Northeastern Utah when their two-seater plane crashes. With no food and no hope of rescue, the two depend on each other to survive, falling in love in the process. REVIEW: THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US could have easily turned...
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10.04.2017
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Review: Brawl in Cell Block 99

BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 was previously reviewed at TIFF 2017. PLOT: A former boxer ( Vince Vaughn ) turned drug runner, is forced to infiltrate a maximum security prison. REVIEW: Director S. Craig Zahler is quickly establishing himself as the most exciting pulp-infused voice to come along since Quentin Tarantino . His 2015 western, BONE TOMAHAWK, came out of...
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10.03.2017
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Review: Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House

JoBlo.com reviewed MARK FELT as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage. PLOT: The true story of Mark Felt ( Liam Neeson ), the FBI’s Associate Director, who, during the Watergate Scandal, fed Bob Woodward information under the handle “Deep Throat.” REVIEW: Deep Throat is the most famous anonymous source ever. For years, people were obsessed with his identity....
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09.28.2017
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Review: Stronger

STRONGER was originally reviewed as part of our TIFF 2017 coverage. PLOT: The true story of Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman ( Jake Gyllenhaal ), as he struggles to rebuild his life after losing both legs. REVIEW: As the second high-profile, Boston Marathon bombing film, David Gordon Green’s STRONGER won’t be able to avoid comparisons to Peter...
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09.22.2017
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Review: Chappaquiddick (TIFF)

PLOT: The true story of the infamous “Chappaquiddick incident”, where Senator Ted Kennedy ( Jason Clarke ) accidently drove off a bridge, resulting in the death of former RFK campaign worker Mary Jo Kopechne ( Kate Mara ). REVIEW: To anyone who thinks Hollywood only ever makes movies about bad Republicans, have I got a movie for you! Not only does director John...
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09.22.2017
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Review: Loving Pablo (TIFF)

PLOT: The true story of Pablo Escobar’s ( Javier Bardem ) love affair with TV host Virginia Vallejo ( Penelope Cruz ), which happened in the midst of his brutal rise to power. REVIEW: I can only imagine that playing Pablo Escobar must have been a long-time dream of Javier Bardem ’s. I’m sure being attached to “Killing Pablo”, the long-gestating...
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09.21.2017
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