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TIFF 2022: ‘The Eternal Daughter’ — an Eerie yet Heartwarming Take on the Mother-Daughter Tale

In Joanna Hogg’s sixth feature and fourth collaboration with the great Tilda Swinton, the filmmaker takes on the familiar mother-daughter story with her own twist. The Eternal Daughter follows Julie and her mother Rosalind (both women played by Swinton) as they take a trip to the Welsh countryside. The hotel they are staying at has… Continue reading TIFF 2022: ‘The Eternal Daughter’ — an Eerie yet Heartwarming Take on the Mother-Daughter Tale

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TIFF 2022: ‘Decision to Leave’ ⁠— One of the Most Creative Hitchcock-Inspired Films in Recent Memory

After the critical success of The Handmaiden and his English television debut The Little Drummer Girl, Korean director Park Chan-wook is back with Decision to Leave, which got him the Best Director award at Cannes. A police procedural turned romance film, it follows detective Hae-joon (Park Hae-il) as he investigates the death of a man… Continue reading TIFF 2022: ‘Decision to Leave’ ⁠— One of the Most Creative Hitchcock-Inspired Films in Recent Memory

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TIFF 2022: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ — a Raunchy, Fun Critique of the Super-Rich and Beautiful

Following his 2017 critically-acclaimed film The Square, Ruben Östlund has returned with another Palme d’Or-winning film, this time set on a cruise ship for the uber-rich and beautiful. Triangle of Sadness, which is also a beauty industry term for the wrinkles between one’s eyebrows, continues to prove Östlund’s mastery of satire.  While collaborating with a… Continue reading TIFF 2022: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ — a Raunchy, Fun Critique of the Super-Rich and Beautiful

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TIFF 2022: ‘My Policeman’ — a Beautifully Shot yet Average Gay Movie

Adapted from the novel of the same name, My Policeman centers on three individuals in 1950s post-war Britain: Marion, a schoolteacher played by Emma Corrin; Patrick, a museum curator played by David Dawson; and Tom, a policeman played by Harry Styles. What seems like a love triangle on the surface is a much more complicated… Continue reading TIFF 2022: ‘My Policeman’ — a Beautifully Shot yet Average Gay Movie