Toronto Film Festival reviews


‘Lyrebird’: Toronto Review

A member of the Dutch resistance investigates stolen art in World War II Amsterdam


‘Bad Education’: Toronto Review

Hugh Jackman stars in this real-life tale of embezzlement by American school administrators

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‘Jojo Rabbit’: Review

Taika Waititi directs this gentle satire about a boy in 1940s Germany whose imaginary friend is Adolf Hitler

The Other Lamb

‘The Other Lamb’: Review

A young member of an all-female cult begins to question her allegiance to the group’s domineering leader

'Knives Out'

‘Knives Out’: Toronto Review

In which Rian Johnson enjoyably de- and re-constructs the classic whodunnit


‘The Two Popes’: Toronto Review

Anthony Hopkins and Jonathan Pryce make a formidable team with Fernando Meirelles

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‘How To Build A Girl’: Toronto Review

Beanie Feldstein stars in the big-screen adaptation of Caitlin Moran’s book.


‘Lucy In The Sky’: Toronto Review

Natalie Portman stars in a story inspired by the real-life romantic travails of astronaut Lisa Nowak


'My Zoe': Toronto Review

Julie Delpy’s impassioned story of a mother’s love for her only child.

Motherless Brooklyn

‘Motherless Brooklyn’: Toronto Review

Edward Norton’s long-gestating hard-boiled detective story fails to fully connect


‘Sound Of Metal’: Toronto Review

Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke star in this striking debut from Darius Marder


‘Harriet’: Toronto Review

The life of former slave and liberator Harriet Trubman


‘Uncut Gems’: Toronto Review

Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers unite to jittery, almost unbearably tense effect


‘Ford v Ferrari’ (‘Le Mans 66’): Toronto Review

Matt Damon and Christian Bale scorch up the track


‘Endings, Beginnings’: Toronto Review

Drake Doremus returns to form with a powerful performance from Shailene Woodley


‘Dirt Music’: Toronto Review

Kelly Macdonald puts in a magnetic performance as an unhappy woman searching for a spark


‘Saint Maud’: Toronto Review

A live-in nurse believes she is on a divine mission from God in this powerfully individual debut from Rose Glass

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