Zach Gilbert

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The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain: A Biopic That Breaks Tradition (TIFF Review)

The Electrical Life of Louis Wain follows a familiar formula, but director Will Sharpe’s signature style – and Cumberbatch’s playful performance – set it apart.

Petite Maman: Céline Sciamma Stuns Again (TIFF Review)

Petite Maman is yet another intimately emotional epic from Céline Sciamma, who masterfully explores the relationship between mother and daughter.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye: Chastain Captivates in Charming Biopic (TIFF Review)

The Eyes of Tammy Faye may not break new ground for biopics, but Jessica Chastain’s crackerjack lead performance makes it enormously entertaining.

The Humans: Jenkins & Houdyshell Deliver in Dark Family Drama (TIFF Review)

The Humans is a dynamite directorial debut for Stephen Karam and a showcase for two of the finest performances of the year from Richard Jenkins & Jayne Houdyshell.

Blue Bayou: Justin Chon’s Devastating Deportation Drama Delivers (Review)

Blue Bayou supplements its social message with a sentimental yet sincerely stirring story anchored by touching turns from Justin Chon and Alicia Vikander.

The Worst Person in the World: A Love Letter to Lost Souls (TIFF Review)

The Worst Person in the World stands out in the crowded coming-of-age genre thanks to a smart, sensitive script and Renate Reinsve’s poignant lead performance.

The Power of The Dog: Campion’s Cinematic Comeback is a Classic (TIFF Review)

Anchored by a career-best Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog is a methodically paced but masterfully mesmerizing masterwork.

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: A Marvel of a Movie (Review)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings combines compelling characters, awe-inspiring action, and effective emotion to create a stunning superhero spectacle.

Candyman (2021): Stylish Slasher Stunted By Scattered Storytelling (Review)

Candyman (2021) has style to spare in its horror set pieces, but the script is far too cluttered and confusing for its social commentary to land.

Free Guy: Reynolds and Comer Charm in Summer Crowdpleaser (Review)

Free Guy is some of the most fun you’ll have at the theater all summer, complete with a wonderfully charming cast and creativity galore.