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'Parched': TIFF Review

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The Bottom Line Well-intentioned, but wide of the mark. Venue Toronto International Film Festival (Special Presentations)  Cast Tannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen Chawla Director-screenwriter Leena Yadav Leena Yadav’s contemporary melodrama stars Tannishtha Chatterjee as a widowed mother seeking a better future for her son. Set in an isolated village ...

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‘Je suis Charlie’ (‘L’Humour a mort’): TIFF Review

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The Bottom Line A moving, informative, if sometimes grandstanding tribute to cartoonists who tragically died for their comedy. Venue Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF Docs) Directors Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte   Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte co-directed this look at the Charlie Hebdo attacks. When two homegrown terrorists gunned down eleven employees of the satiric ...

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'About Ray': TIFF Review

Elle Fanning stars opposite Naomi Watts and Susan Sarandon as a transgender New York teen impatient to begin hormone replacement therapy. Elle Fanning brings emotional honesty, strength and gnawing urgency to the central performance in About Ray, playing a transgender teenager born into a female body who has long since moved beyond any uncertainty that he's a boy. The irony in ...

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'Keith Richards: Under The Influence' : TIFF Review

Courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival The Bottom Line Indulgent rockumentary full of sympathy for an old devil. Venue Toronto Film Festival (Primetime) Cast Keith Richards, Steve Jordan, Tom Waits, Buddy Guy, Waddy Wachtel Director Morgan Neville Oscar-winner Morgan Neville takes a sentimental journey through blues and rock history with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards in this Netflix documentary. In ...

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'Mountain': Venice Review

Courtesy of Venice Film Festival The Bottom Line Yaelle Kayam’s starkly original first feature about good and evil is a head-turner. Venue   Venice Film Festival (Horizons) Cast Shani Klein, Avshallom Pollack, Haitham Ibrahem Omari Director-Screenwriter Yaelle Kayam A drama of loneliness assails an Orthodox family living in a cemetery on the Mount of Olives. Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives is the ...

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