TIFF18 Review: THE FRONT RUNNER – Pam Grady

Welcome to the worst episode of West Wing, ever, as directed by Jason Reitman trying to channel Robert Altman. Never has Altman’s signature overlapping dialogue and large, panoramic casts been so ill-used than in this pallid distillation of what went wrong with Colorado Senator Gary Hart’s 1988 presidential campaign.

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TIFF18 Review: ROMA – Pam Grady

Roma unreels like memory, blending quotidian scenes of family life with dramatic historical moments (an earthquake, student unrest), and leavening bits of absurdity. Exquisite sound design and director Alfonso Cuaron’s own shimmering black-and-white cinematography add to the pleasure of this warm, evocative drama,’s own shimmering black-and-white cinematography add to the pleasure of this warm, evocative drama,

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