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Carlos

Carlos (Director: Olivier Assayas): The pro­spect of sit­ting down to watch a 330-minute film is always a little bit daunt­ing, but luck­ily I found myself at the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s largest aud­it­or­ium, sur­roun­ded by only 6 other brave souls. In … Continue read­ing

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The Oath

The Oath (Director: Laura Poitras): Poitras’ fol­low-up to the Oscar-nom­in­ated My Country, My Country, The Oath is one of the most pen­et­rat­ing por­traits of Islamic fun­da­ment­al­ism I’ve ever seen. It’s a story of two young men, one ideal­istic and the … Continue read­ing

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C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons (It’s Hard Being Loved By Jerks)

C’est dur d’être aimé par des cons (It’s Hard Being Loved By Jerks) (Director: Daniel Leconte): The clos­ing night film of Cinefranco this year is per­haps uniquely suited to a fran­co­phone audi­ence. Despite the pres­ence of sub­titles, Leconte’s doc­u­ment­ary assumes … Continue read­ing

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