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Christopher Llewellyn Reed’s Top 10 from 2019 Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), founded in 1976 and an event that I have now attended twice in a row, this year ran September 5-15. Just before the festival began, I offered my recommendation of 20 films for which … Continue reading

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Film Review: In Fascinating “Transit,” the Past Haunts the Present

Transit (Christian Petzold, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars.  A profoundly unsettling film, director Christian Petzold’s Transit plunges us into the heart of World War II, as refugees from behind German lines struggle to find a way out of the danger … Continue reading

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Film Review: In “Fahrenheit 11/9,” Michael Moore Trumpets a Powerful Clarion Call to Action

Fahrenheit 11/9 (Michael Moore, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. A frequently effective, but often equally undisciplined filmmaker, Michael Moore has made his share of powerful indictments of the deep inequalities at the root of these United States, among them Roger … Continue reading

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Film Review: “Operation Finale” Boasts Strong Leads but Deserves Stronger Direction

Operation Finale (Chris Weitz, 2018) 3 out of 4 stars. Set 15 years after the devastating events of World War Two, Operation Finale tells the story of Israeli secret agent Peter Malkin, played by Oscar Isaac, and his team, tasked with capturing … Continue reading

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Film Review: “The Captain” Offers Sharp Satire of Human Depravity

The Captain (“Der Hauptmann”) (Robert Schwentke, 2018) 3½ out of 4 stars. A tale so mad it can only be true, Robert Schwentke’s The Captain (“Der Hauptmann” in its original German) veers from one improbable situation to another, upping the ante … Continue reading

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