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black cop

Toronto International Film Festival Day 8

Posted 15 September 2017 by Martin Carter

For my final day at the festival I saw two very different films tackle a similar subject: racism in the USA.

Downsizing

Toronto International Film Festival Day 7

Posted 15 September 2017 by Martin Carter

For more than two decades Alexander Payne has been making smart, incisive and thoughtful films on a range of aspects of contemporary life;

Brawl In Cell Block 99

Toronto International Film Festival Day 6

Posted 14 September 2017 by Martin Carter

I'm flagging a bit…three films a day nearly every day and I have just watched two extremely different films in less than twelve hours!

dark river

Toronto International Film Festival Day 5

Posted 13 September 2017 by Martin Carter

An absolutely packed day the started with a bang.

zama

Toronto International Film Festival Day 4

Posted 13 September 2017 by Martin Carter

The festival has settled into its swing now and the hysteria of the opening weekend has calmed somewhat and allowed for more considered viewings to take place today.

killing of a sacred deer

Toronto International Film Festival Day 3

Posted 11 September 2017 by Martin Carter

Two brief reports from films I caught over the weekend!

tiff 2

Toronto International Film Festival Day 2

Posted 11 September 2017 by Martin Carter

My initial impression of this year's festival has proven incorrect and you can't help but trip over stars and celebrities in Toronto this weekend.

loveless

Toronto International Film Festival Day 1

Posted 8 September 2017 by Martin Carter

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival has a very different feel to last year's version of the event.

tiff6

Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 6

Posted 28 September 2016 by Martin Carter

Back home from Toronto for a few days now and I've had time to reflect on the festival. Here are my high (and low) lights from ten days of cinematic debauchery and indulgence

Manchester by the sea

Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 5

Posted 16 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The synopsis for Manchester By The Sea does not bode well: ' A man must return to his hometown when his older brother dies suddenly. His return means confronting the tragic events that caused him to leave...." Nothing new there then.

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