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Toronto International Film Festival 2019 | Dispatch 7: Wavelengths Program

September 20, 2019

Our seventh and final dispatch from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (here’s our first, our second, our third, our fourth, our fifth, our sixth) is also our largest, offering takes on all of the features (and one long short) present in this year’s Wavelengths program. Here are: the latest films from arthouse mainstays Albert Serra (Liberté), Pedro Costa (Vitalina Varela), and Sergei Loznita (State Funeral); a pair of films from Galician filmmakers, Fire Will Come and Endless Night; a pair of docu-fictive hybrids,…

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#StreamingScene by Daniel Gorman Film

Ana, Mon Amour | Calin Peter Netzer

With Ana, Mon Amour, director Calin Peter Netzer is desperately trying to align himself with the great figures of doomed romantic cinema, from Rivette and Cassavettes to Bergman and Pialat. That’s certainly a bold aspiration, although given that rarified air it is perhaps unsurprising that…

September 16, 2019
#ObscureObject by Taylor Murnane Music

Cecil Frena | Pit Boss

Cecil Frena, formerly known as Born Gold, has never really stuck to one genre, but has always been known for his tender, poignant lyrics and experimental, pop-leaning sounds. It was only since abandoning that previous moniker in favor of using his god-given name that…

September 16, 2019
#BlockbusterBeat by Matt Lynch Film

It Chapter Two | Andy Muschietti

Dividing Stephen King’s sprawling novel of repressed childhood trauma and inter-dimensional evil clowns into two parts not only made it easier to streamline It’s narrative, it also gave the studio an excuse to sell two movies. The first installment benefited greatly from excellent casting…

September 5, 2019
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