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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TIFF Review: ‘WIDOWS’ seamlessly blends hard-hitting topics, heist thriller action and first-rate performances

James Cole Clay // Film Critic WIDOWS Rated R, 128 minutes. Director: Steve McQueen Cast: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki, Cynthia Erivo, Colin Farrell, Brian Tyree Henry, Daniel Kaluuya, Jacki Weaver, Carrie Coon, Jon Bernthal, Robert Duvall and Liam Neeson Steve McQueen is a visual artist who makes films when he’s got the itch to tell a story. Each of his projects - HUNGER, SHAME, 12 YEARS A SLAVE and now WIDOWS - depicts topics ...

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