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American Assassin

Efficient, nasty action scenes can't overcome mostly bland characterizations and a half-baked story.

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Indivisible

Indivisible ponders, to a limited extent, what would happen to such siblings in a world that values celebrity, religion and sex to selfish ends.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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First They Killed My Father
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Rat Film
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The Wilde Wedding
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Brad's Status
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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
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Festivals & Awards

TIFF 2017: Table of Contents

An updating table of contents for all of our coverage of the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

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Hypocritical progressiveness of Emmys; Genius of Ryan Heffington; Anthony Lane on "Mother!"; Coppola's "Cotton Club Encore"; History of Cobb Salad.

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Keeping the Darkness at Bay: Disney’s “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

An appreciation of the Disney film "Something Wicked This Way Comes."

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We Should Be So Lucky: A Tribute to Harry Dean Stanton

The staff pays tribute to Harry Dean Stanton.

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TIFF 2017: Midnight Madness, Part Two

A report on four more horror movie premieres from TIFF, including a wacky performance from Nicolas Cage.

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Harry Dean Stanton: 1926-2017

A tribute to the legendary Harry Dean Stanton.

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TIFF 2017: “The Day After,” “Prototype,” “Zama,” “Let the Corpses Tan”

A dispatch on four new films from TIFF, including the latest from Hong Sang-soo.

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TIFF 2017: “55 Steps,” “Three Christs,” “The Children Act”

On three TIFF premieres, including films starring Emma Thompson, Richard Gere, and Helena Bonham-Carter.

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TIFF 2017: “Jane”

A review from the Toronto International Film Festival of Brett Morgen's new Jane Goodall documentary, "Jane."

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Michael Glover Smith on "Mercury in Retrograde"; Mary Lou Belli on "NCIS: New Orleans"; Nick Thune on "Dave Made a Maze"; Shana Moulton on "Twin Peaks"; Fandom evolves to listen.

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TIFF 2017: Wavelengths

A report from the Toronto International Film Festival about their experimental Wavelengths program.

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TIFF 2017: “The Shape of Water,” “First Reformed,” “Darkest Hour”

A dispatch from the Toronto International Film Festival on the latest by Guillermo del Toro, Paul Schrader, and Joe Wright.