Sep 20

Filmmaker 5 with Valerie Buhagiar: Carmen

In accordance with Maltese tradition, when a young man became a priest, his eldest sister followed him to the rectory and became his maid. She received no education or salary and had no family of her own—spending her life in servitude and spinsterhood. Inspired by true events, Carmen follows the story of one such woman […]

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Sep 15

TIFF 2022 Picks: Raymond & Ray / The Banshees Of Inisherin / Moving On / EO

Classic Couple Academy Recommends Raymond & RayGala PresentationDirector: Rodrigo García Two brothers share a name and a road trip to their estranged father’s funeral. Reunited to carry out their father’s last wishes to dig his grave, they dig deep into their past traumas and uncover the history of the man they both hate. Resentments, secrets, […]

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Sep 13

TIFF 2022 Picks: The Good Nurse / Self-Portrait as a Coffee Pot / Viking / Bruiser

Classic Couple Academy Recommends The Good NurseSpecial PresentationDirector: Tobias Lindholm Single mother Amy (Jessica Chastain) is an ICU nurse struggling to keep her life on track while dealing with her own health issues. A new nurse arrives on her shift Charles Cullen (Eddie Redmayne) and the two begin a strong friendship as Amy trusts him […]

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Sep 12

TIFF 2022 Picks: Sidney / Charcoal / Chevalier / Free Money

Classic Couple Academy Recommends SidneyGala PresentationDirector: Reginald Hudlin Sidney Poitier was one of the most gifted and talented actors in the history of cinema. He set a new standard for Black actors in Hollywood as a leading man, becoming the first Black man to win the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in […]

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Sep 11

TIFF 2022 Picks: The Umbrella Men / Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues / The Woman King

Classic Couple Academy Recommends The Umbrella MenContemporary World CinemaDirector: John Barker Musician Jerome Adams returns home to Cape Town for his father’s funeral. There he learns his dad left him the Bo-Kaap community’s beloved Goema Club, as well as leadership of The Umbrella Men minstrel troupe. His father also left a substantial debt with a bank […]

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Sep 10

Exclusive TIFF Interview: Cast and Director of The Umbrella Men

When musician Jerome Adams flies into Cape Town for his father’s funeral, he finds his dad has bequeathed him the Bo-Kaap community’s beloved Goema Club. Along with the Club comes the care of The Umbrella Men, the legendary minstrel troupe led by his father. Soon Jerome discovers the Club comes with a huge bank overdraft, […]

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Sep 10

TIFF 2022 Picks: Patrick and the Whale / I Like Movies / My Sailor, My Love

Classic Couple Academy Recommends Patrick and The WhaleTIFF DocsDirector: Mark Fletcher Patrick Dykstra spends his life to traveling the globe, following and diving with whales as an award-winning cameraman. During a dive in Dominica, he forged a bond with a female sperm whale that changed his life. The whale he named Dolores engaged with him […]

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Sep 09

Filmmaker 5 with Chandler Levack: I Like Movies

In I Like Movies socially inept 17-year-old cinephile, Lawrence Kweller is self-absorbed and movie-obsessed. Driven by his desire to attend film school at NYU, he gets a part-time job at Sequels video store, fully convinced he can earn $90,000 to meet his tuition needs. There Lawrence forms a friendship with the older store manager, Alana. […]

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Sep 09

TIFF 2022 Picks: El Agua / Godland

Classic Couple Academy Recommends El AguaTIFF Contemporary World CinemaDirector: Elena López Riera It’s the languid days of Spanish summer in a town near the Segura river. Seventeen-year-old Ana, played by Luna Pamies in a breakout film debut, experiences her first love under the disapproving eyes of the townspeople. Local legend claims that every few decades, […]

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May 02

New Lionsgate Horror-Thiller Release: Escape the Field

Six strangers awaken alone in a remote, endless cornfield. Stripped of their personal possessions, each has been been given a single item, nothing else save the clothes on their backs. Finding their way to one another, when the six come together, they realize they have only six items among them: a gun with a single […]

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