FERRARI – Review by Susan Granger

If racing cars is your passion, perhaps you might enjoy Michael Mann’s Ferrari, but I found it frustrating in so many ways. It’s ostensibly a deep dive into the pivotal summer of 1957 when Italian industrialist Enzo Ferrari (Adam Driver) almost lost control of the prestigious automobile company he and his wife Laura (Penelope Cruz) founded in Modena. Enzo Ferrari is still in mourning; his 24 year-old son died the previous year. Given the opening montage of careening cars, one might assume he died in a fiery crash but – no – eventually, it’s revealed that Dino had muscular dystrophy. Crashes consume other characters later on.

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DUMB MONEY (TIFF 2023) – Review by Rachel West

The year is 2020. Confined to the insides of their homes and glued to the internet for lack of anything better to do during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, one YouTube live streamer and an army of Reddit investors pushed hedge fund billionaires to the brink in the infamous GameStop Wall Street scandal. Less than three years after the real-life event, director Craig Gillespie and writers Lauren Schuker Blum and Rebecca Angelo bring Dumb Money, the true story of the scandal that pitted average armchair investors – so-called “dumb money” — against hedge fund managers through a grassroots investing movement.

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SPOTLIGHT June, 2014: Shailene Woodley, Actress, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

shailene3Actress Shailene Woodley proved she has box office prowess with Divergent. Now, returning to the big screen in a smaller movie, she plays a cancer stricken teenager whose unique love story will delight and move teenagers and adults. It’s time to Spotlight this talented actress. Read On…

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