TIFF 2015: ‘Demolition’ Explores the Complexities of Grief

Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild) tries to make it a perfect three-for-three in Gala Presentations at TIFF with the premiere of his latest film, Demolition – and I believe the Canadian director does just that. Known for bringing the best out of his actors, Vallée does no different with Jake Gyllenhaal’s performance as Davis Mitchell, who has […]

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TIFF 2015: Natalie Portman Pours Her Soul Into ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’

To kick off my attendance at TIFF, my opening night film was Natalie Portman’s feature directorial debut, based on Amos Oz’s autobiographical novel, A Tale of Love and Darkness. In its North American premiere, not only does the film serve as Portman’s directorial debut but the Oscar-winning actress also adapted the screenplay and stars in […]

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