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by InRO Staff Festival Coverage Film

Toronto International Film Festival 2019 | Dispatch 4: Sound of Metal, Citizen K, The Twentieth Century

September 13, 2019

Our fourth dispatch from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival (here’s our first, our second, and our third) skews heavily Canadian: Atom Egoyan’s latest, lurid work, Guest of Honour; Matthew Rankin’s Midnight Madness entry and Guy Maddin riff, The Twentieth Century; Calvin Thomas and Lev Lewis’s White Lie; and a film titled The Last Porno Show. Also here: another Midnight Madness entry and ostensible crowd-please, The Platform; The County, the latest from the Icelandic director of Rams; another Alex Gibney documentary, Citizen…

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by Calum Reed Film

The Captive | Atom Egoyan

No stranger to treating lurid and uninviting subjects in a chilly fashion, Atom Egoyan’s glacial style of filmmaking has always been both a blessing and a curse. While his distant rendering of melancholy in The Sweet Hereafter— regarded by many as his masterpiece — allowed for a…

December 12, 2014
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