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    MARRIAGE STORY (Noah Baumbach 2019)

    NOAH BAUMBACH: MARRIAGE STORY (2019)

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    SCARLET JOHANNSON AND ADAM DRIVER IN MARRIAGE STORY

    A dramedy for all seasons

    This is not just a shift from...
  2. D'Angelo Last Day (Written back at home, he...

    D'Angelo Last Day
    (Written back at home, he explains, hence the delay. Summarized with quotes here.)

    "Slightly delayed because I spent most of yesterday taking planes, trains and automobiles...
  3. D'Angelo day 10 ...

    D'Angelo day 10

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    A WHITE, WHITE DAY (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur)

    [TFF '19 is over, but D'Angelo's Patreon reviews have another installment - in which he...
  4. D'Angelo day 9 ...

    D'Angelo day 9

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    Ordinary Love (Lisa Barros D'Sa & Glenn Leyburn, UK): W/O A two-hander with Lesly Manville and Liam Neeson of a couple whose...
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    THE GOLDFINCH (John Crowley 2019)

    JOHN CROWLEY: THE GOLDFINCH (2019)

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    FINN WOLFHARD AND OATES FEGLEY IN THE GOLFFINCH

    A twisty tale

    Which would you rather be, a busty stripper-pole...
  6. More, and final, D'Angelo TFF '19 reviews. ...

    More, and final, D'Angelo TFF '19 reviews.

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    VIRGINIE EFIRA IN SIBYL

    He saw Motherless Brooklyn too and gave it a 60. Substituted it at the last minute...
  7. Yesterday at Toronto with the Guardian's Peter...

    Yesterday at Toronto with the Guardian's Peter Bradshaw, who finds three pretty good ones.

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    NORTON IN MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN

    Motherless Brooklyn (Edward...
  8. What Toronto will mean to us. ...

    What Toronto will mean to us.

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    SCARLETT JOHANSSON, ROMAN GRIFFON DAVIS IN JOJO RABBIT

    TTFF '19 IS OVER. Topics to discuss include Fiona Apple in...
  9. THE HARVESTERS (Etienne Kallos 2018)

    ETIENNE KALLOS: THE HARVESTERS/DIE STROPERS (2018))

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    ALEX VERMEULEN* IN THE HARVESTERS

    A brooding Afrikaans debut

    South Africa, Free State region,...
  10. D'Angelo TFF '19 day 7 ...

    D'Angelo TFF '19 day 7

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    BINOCHE, HAWKE, DENEUVE IN KOREEDA'S TRUTH

    He was not enthused about this set and said the NYFF selection committee "went a...
  11. More from Toronto ...

    More from Toronto

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    STEEVE COOGAN IN GREED

    Greed (Michael Winterbottom) gets 3/5 stars from Peter Bradshaw in the Guardian. It's a satire...
  12. BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE (Tuva Novotny 2019)

    TUVA NOVOTNY: BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE (2019)

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    PERNILLA AUGUST IN BRITT-MARIE WAS HERE

    Flimsy feel-good fantasy from Sweden

    An obsessively cleanly...
  13. Robert Frank died Sept. 9, 2019, a month short of...

    Robert Frank died Sept. 9, 2019, a month short of his ninety-fifth birthday.

    This is a good time for everybody to try to see the two films about him I've reviewed here. But most of all, go to a...
  14. Oscar bait? Or not? Harriet (Kasi Lemmons) ...

    Oscar bait? Or not?

    Harriet (Kasi Lemmons) 4/5 stars from Peter Bradshaw: "Cynthia Erivo is sublime as legendary slave rebel [Harriot Tubman]" "the Spartacus of the American South." This is "...
  15. D'Angelo day 6 Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny...

    D'Angelo day 6

    Uncut Gems (Josh & Benny Safdie, USA): 73
    D'Angelo saw and loved the new Safdie brothers film too, giving it his highest TFF '19 score so far, a 73 and writing, "Watching it felt a...
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    OFFICIAL SECRETS (Gavin Hood 2019)

    GAVIN HOOD: OFFICIAL SECRETS (2019)

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    KEIRA KNIGHTLY IN OFFICIAL SECRETS

    A whistleblower tries to stop the Iraq war

    his is not an exceptionally...
  17. Today's Toronto films (Tues., Sept. 10) ...

    Today's Toronto films (Tues., Sept. 10)

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    ADAM SANDLER IN UNCUT GEMS

    The Aeronauts (Tom Harper). "Theory of Everything stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity...
  18. D'Angelo day five [Excerpts from his reviews...

    D'Angelo day five
    [Excerpts from his reviews below]

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    Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach, USA): 66
    Like The Squid and the Whale, perhaps a bit too...
  19. More from the Guardian ...

    More from the Guardian

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    NICOLE KIDMAN AND ANSEL ELGORT IN THE GOLDFINCH

    The Goldfinch (John Crowley) Benjamin Lee gives 3/5 to this adaptation...
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    From the Guardian (Benjamin Lee)

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    STILL FROM HUSTLERS

    Hustlers (Jessica Pressler) got 4/5 stars fromBenjamin Lee of the Guardian, who said watching JLo...
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    D'Angelo day four

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    MICK JAGGER IN THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY

    TIFF 2019: Day 4
    The Burnt Orange Heresy (Giuseppe Capotondi, UK/USA): 61 [complete review]...
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    Thanks a lot. It's nice to be appreciated. I...

    Thanks a lot. It's nice to be appreciated. I don't know about "psychological insights." I do like to be clear and informative and I may, at times, succeed. Just go on reading, please, and...
  23. From Mike D'Angelo (2) ...

    From Mike D'Angelo (2)

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    JAMIE LEE CURTIS IN RIAN JOHNSON'SKNIVES OUT

    (Note these are just excerpts of his longer short reviews except The LIghthouse.)...
  24. Todd Philips wins the Golden Lion for Joker....

    Todd Philips wins the Golden Lion for Joker. Polanski runner-up.

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    Also, military drama "An Officer and a Spy" (LAffaire Dreyfus)won the runner-up...
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    ROJO (Benjamín Naishtat 2018)

    BENJAMÍN NAISHTAT: ROJO (2018)

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    DARIO GRANDINETTI, DIEGO CREMONESI IN ROJO


    Surreal but limp picture of moral decline

    Argentinian filmmaker...
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