TIFF Review: ‘CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?’ a dull attempt at portraying an undesirable character

James Cole Clay // Film Critic CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? Rated R, 107 minutes. Director: Marielle Heller Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells, Ben Falcone, Gregory Korostishevsky and Jane Curtin The brand of Melissa McCarthy has gained her worldwide fame. Her style of comedy has appealed to the masses for the better part of a decade by this point. As she has churned out movies at a brisk pace (not quite that of Adam Sandler), all of her ...

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TIFF Review: ‘MID90s’ Jonah Hill’s directorial debut is meandering passion on a board

James Cole Clay // Film Critic MID90s Rated R, 84 minutes. Director: Jonah Hill Cast: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith, Olan Prenatt, Gio Galicia, Ryder McLaughlin, Alexa Demie and Katherine Waterston Lots of actors are getting into the directing game lately. These ideas are getting greenlit based off of star power in some sort of weird form of nepotism that stirs up the court of public opinion. (We’re talking movies like GOTTI and ...

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TIFF Review: ‘IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK’ another intimate and poignant drama from Barry Jenkins

James Cole Clay // Film Critic IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK Rated R, 117 minutes. Director: Barry Jenkins Cast: KiKi Layne, Stephan James, Regina King, Colman Domingo, Teyonah Parris, Michael Beach, Aunjanue Ellis, Ebony Obsidian, Brian Tyree Henry, Finn Wittrock, Diego Luna and Ed Skrein Director Barry Jenkins’ second film, MOONLIGHT, came from thin air and became a transcendent piece of filmmaking that chronicled a young man over an indistinguishable ...

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