TIFF18 Review: DIAMANTINO – Review by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

With its North American premiere at the Midnight Madness program of this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, there is little that can prepare you for the unique, twisted majesty of queer Portuguese film Diamantino. Co-directed by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, this is an unapologetic carnival of bad taste all but destined for cult film longevity.

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A STAR IS BORN – Review by Lauren Bradshaw

As the the third remake (and fourth film altogether) in the A Star is Born franchise–if that is what we are calling it now–Bradley Cooper pulls off the triumph of the year with an extraordinary pop-rock musical that is sure to become a classic. It is hard to believe this is his directorial debut. And with Gaga absolutely BRINGING IT, I will most assuredly be rooting for this movie to clean house at the Oscars this year. With the potential for nominations in six major categories (Best Picture, Director, Adapted Screenplay, Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor), A Star is Born has the potential to make history.

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Jahmil XT Qubeka Talks SEW THE WINTER TO MY SKIN at TIFF – Nadia Neophytou interviews

The last time Jahmil XT Qubeka premiered a movie at the Toronto International Film Festival it had been banned briefly in his home country. This time around, he debuted his latest work scandal-free at the festival, before it plays in South Africa. Sew the Winter to My Skin may not be anywhere near as controversial as Of Good Report but it’s just as bold and genre-pushing.

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TIFF18 Review: High Life – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

With all the spectacular SFX majesty that has dominated the representation of space across the science fiction genre, that Claire Denis’s High Life begins less fascinated with its cosmic surroundings than the ‘spectacle’ of a single working dad sets the tone in many ways for her first English-language feature.

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TIFF 2017: Angela Robinson on PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN — Pam Grady Interviews (Exclusive)

One of the happy surprises of Toronto International Film Festival 2017, Angela Robinson’s Professor Marston and the Women, may share

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