Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen elevate an otherwise warmed-over thriller as two people wrapped up in a late-life romance gone terribly wrong.
Seahorse, The First Rainbow Coalition, and debut feature The Vast of Night highlight our last day of CIFF capsule reviews.
Our penultimate CIFF dispatch breaks down Rian Johnson’s star-studded caper Knives Out, the Georgian queer drama And Then We Danced…, and more.
The Painted Bird, Just 6.5, Francois Ozon’s By the Grace of God, and the documentary The Hypnotist dominate today’s CIFF coverage.
Sunday’s CIFF dispatch includes takes on Argentine drama The Sleepwalkers, live-stream doc Present.Perfect., Chilean doc Cordillera of Dreams, and more.
Bong Joon-ho’s latest is a twisty, turny, crackerjack class thriller.
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.
Pedro Costa’s minimalist, based on real events drama is short on plot and long on the relentless weight of living.
Romania’s Corneliu Pourumbiou bogs down excellent production design in droopy, exposition-heavy noir trappings.
Takashi Miike’s gazillionth film is a riotous yakuza caper that traffics in the filmmaker’s impeccable balance of extremes.
Pedro Almodóvar graces us with a shaggy but rewarding portrait of a middle-aged director wrestling with his demons, with an arresting turn by Banderas.
Bertrand Bonello writes & directs a genre defying story about teenage passion & the thin veil between life & death.
Flesh-eating creatures and farcical meta-comedy meet in this refreshing, delightful riff on the zombie genre.
Issa López captures the horror of growing up in a warzone with a gritty fairy tale that would make Guillermo Del Toro proud.
Alejandro Landes’ tense, probing portrait of child soldiers keeps its messages as muddy as its setting.
Danish director Daniel Joseph Borgman’s coming of age drama is an uncomfortable story of abuse, mental illness, and escape.
Sameh Zoabi’s politically-charged satire of Palestinian soap operas works better as farce than social polemic.
The latest adaptation of a Roberto Saviano novel is a familiar, but inventive crime drama.