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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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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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Review: I Love You, Daddy (TIFF)

PLOT: A Hollywood mogul ( Louis C.K. ) finds his relationship with his teen-aged daughter (Chloe Grace Moretz) tested when she begins dating a septuagenarian director ( John Malkovich ). REVIEW: Whatever one can say about Louis C.K,, he’s not one to shy away from controversy. In his own life, some pretty serious allegations have been made against him, and I LOVE YOU,...
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09.20.2017
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Exclusive interviews with the cast of STRONGER!

While attending TIFF, one of the movies I was lucky enough to catch was the fact-based Boston Marathon drama, STRONGER ( READ MY REVIEW ), from director David Gordon Green, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as survivor Jeff Bauman, with  Tatiana Maslany as his girlfriend Erin, and Miranda Richardson as his mother, Patty. I was lucky enough to catch up with the stars, as well as...
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09.19.2017
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Review: The Upside (TIFF)

PLOT: An unemployed ex-con ( Kevin Hart ), wanting to get back into his son and ex’s life, bluffs his way into a position as a suicidal quadriplegic multi-millionaire’s ( Bryan Cranston ) live-in caregiver. Initially at odds, the two gradually form a strong bond, becoming unlikely friends. REVIEW: Neil Burger ’s THE UPSIDE is a close remake of the French...
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09.19.2017
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Nicolas Cage & Brian Taylor talk Mom & Dad and love of Ghost Rider sequel

Part of the fun of attending a film festival like TIFF as part of the accredited media, is that you get access to a wide range of stars out there promoting their films. While I mostly stick to reviews, when the opportunity to sit down with the great Nicolas Cage presented itself, I couldn’t pass it up. Here’s my interview with Cage, and director Brian Taylor about their...
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09.18.2017
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Review: Hostiles (TIFF)

PLOT: An army captain ( Christian Bale ) on the verge of retirement is ordered to escort a dying Cheyenne war chief ( Wes Studi ) back to his native lands through hostile territory. REVIEW: HOSTILES marks star Christian Bale ’s first re-teaming with director Scott Cooper (BLACK MASS) since their thriller OUT OF THE FURNACE, and his first star turn in a real...
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09.18.2017
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