Willem Dafoe and some cute puppies aren’t enough to save this dull, overlong adventure.
Trey Edward Shults trots out every filmmaking trick in the book to spruce up an overly-novelistic family drama.
Today’s CIFF Dispatch looks at documentaries My Father and Me and The Human Factor, character drama Litigante and rape thriller Instinct.
Friday’s CIFF Dispatch talks up Harlem doc The Apollo, dark fairy tale Adoration, Guatemalan drama Our Mothers, and Minhal Baig’s coming-of-age story Hala.
This animated reboot of TV’s spookiest family plays its kid-friendly scares a bit too safe.
Hannah Pearl Utt tackles the timeless theme of family with a solid directorial debut.
Danish director Daniel Joseph Borgman’s coming of age drama is an uncomfortable story of abuse, mental illness, and escape.
Nickelodeon’s teenage live-action reboot of the beloved children’s show brings a strong central performance and oodles of adventure.
Culture clash and end-of-life issues collide in Lulu Wang’s scintillatingly heartfelt drama “based on an actual lie.”
Jim Gaffigan’s hangdog performance and an unexpectedly nuanced script elevate a stock comedy scenario into something genuinely thoughtful.
One of Hayao Miyazaki’s lighter, sentimental films is a celebration of ordinary life & parental love as seen through the eyes of a child.
Larisa Sadilova’s probing drama highlights small-town Russian culture through an opaque lens.
One of Miyazaki’s most enduring classics, Princess Mononoke addresses the concepts of violence and hatred in a way young viewers can understand.
Laika’s latest mixes action, humor & message in a great family movie.
Alara gets her last hurrah in a shockingly well-rendered showcase for Halston Sage, saying goodbye to one of […]
Netflix’s dystopian horror has Sandra Bullock fleeing a horror that will kill you if you see it.
Disney offers a rousing, delightful update to the children’s film classic.
Miles Morales gets the big-screen treatment he deserves, an aesthetically vibrant, action-packed story that might just be one […]