Toronto film festival 2019

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J-Lo for the win? Taking an early look at Oscars 2020 frontrunners
The major fall festivals are now over, giving us a clearer idea of which stars might find themselves prepping an acceptance speech for February

Benjamin Lee

16, Sep, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Hitler comedy Jojo Rabbit primed for Oscars after winning top Toronto award
Taika Waititi’s whimsical second world war film has won the people’s choice award at this year’s Toronto film festival, following in the footsteps of Green Book

Benjamin Lee

15, Sep, 2019 @6:27 PM

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How to Build a Girl review – Caitlin Moran memoir becomes funny and generous film
Beanie Feldstein nails the Wolverhampton accent in this warm hearted and acid tongued tale of growing up into a gunslinging music journalist

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

15, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Toronto film festival 2019: cinema’s lesser lights give the stars a run for their money
While Hollywood was out in force some of the biggest treats were smaller titles

Wendy Ide

14, Sep, 2019 @2:01 PM

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Rocks review – high school tale is an energetic five-star triumph
The East London-set drama boasts wit, a dynamic cast and a piercing sadness as it follows a Nigerian British girl and her younger brother

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

13, Sep, 2019 @9:15 PM

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Ordinary Love review – Liam Neeson and Lesley Manville in potent weepie
Strong, sensitive performances assist a melancholic drama about a couple dealing with the fallout from a cancer diagnosis

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

13, Sep, 2019 @7:25 PM

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Clemency review – Alfre Woodard dominates devastating prison drama
The ever-reliable character actor is given a rare opportunity to lead in a tough-minded film about a prison warden questioning the morality of death row

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

13, Sep, 2019 @12:53 PM

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True History of the Kelly Gang review – brutal portrait of the outback outlaw
Justin Kurzel delivers a fierce counterpoint to the Ned Kelly legend with this starkly violent story of a damaged criminal

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

13, Sep, 2019 @9:23 AM

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Motherless Brooklyn review – Edward Norton's weighty labour of love
The actor returns to the director’s chair for a respectable if heavy-going adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s best-selling crime thriller

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

12, Sep, 2019 @9:35 PM

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The Two Popes review – Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce divine in papal faceoff
Hopkins’s Benedict XVI and Pryce’s Francis I make for a winning Vatican odd couple in this succession drama whose careful script ends not with a bang but a wimple

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

12, Sep, 2019 @8:50 PM

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Lucy in the Sky review – Natalie Portman orbits a nervous breakdown
Noah Hawley’s intriguing film, based on a true story, is about the effects on those who go to space of coming back to Earth’s quotidian reality

Peter Bradshaw in Toronto

12, Sep, 2019 @7:22 PM

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Mrs Fletcher review – Kathryn Hahn charms in thought-provoking comedy
A HBO series based on Tom Perrotta’s excellent novel about porn and consent offers up wit, intelligence and a remarkable central performance

Benjamin Lee in Toronto

11, Sep, 2019 @9:37 PM

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