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TIFF 2018: Widows Is A Better Kind Of Heist Film

Widows

Widows

While Liam Neeson is in the new film Widows by ace director Steve McQueen it’s important to note that nobody in his family gets kidnapped, requiring him to embark on an elaborate revenge quest.

In fact, Neeson’s quite secondary in Widows, as it focuses on Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Elizabeth Debicki, the partners of a failed heist crew who now have to take over where their men left off.

Sarah loved this film when she saw it at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.

To read her review for Consequence Of Sound, click here.

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TIFF 2018: If Beale Street Could Talk Continues Barry Jenkins’ Excellent Work

If Beale Street Could Talk

If Beale Street Could Talk

Barry Jenkins, the director behind the moving coming of age drama Moonlight has once again created something excellent with new film If Beale Street Could Talk.

The film, adapted from James Baldwin’s novel, is a romantic drama that follows a woman and her husband who’s been wrongfully convicted of a crime.

Sarah reviewed the film for Consequence Of Sound.

To read her review click here.

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Best Martial Arts Films At TIFF 2018

The Man Who Feels No Pain

The Man Who Feels No Pain

When Sarah was covering this year’s Toronto International Film Festival one of the things she did was track the best martial arts films which played there.

Some of her highlights included Float Like A Butterfly, Legend Of The Demon Cat and Killing.

To read her full list of recommended films, check out her piece at the Asian World Of Martial Arts blog by clicking here.

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TIFF 2018: Nicole Kidman’s Exceptional Grizzled Detective Centers Destroyer

Destroyer

Destroyer

In the film Destroyer Nicole Kidman does a gender flip on the grizzled detective archetype to tremendous effect.

The result is a new spin on a story told thousands of times before and the results are excellent.

Sarah reviewed the film for Consequence Of Sound at the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

To read her review go here.

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TIFF 2018: Gaspar Noé’s Climax Uses Sex And Drugs To Provoke

Climax

Climax

Gaspar Noé, one of the standard-bearers for modern perv film directorship, has a new film called Climax. It’s about a dance troupe who unintentional dose on LSD and then do pervy things.

Sarah reviewed this intentionally provocative piece of cinema for Consequence Of Sound at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.

To read her review go here.

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‘The War Show’ Documentary Shows Impact Of Syrian War

The War Show

The War Show

It’s pretty easy for most of us here in the western world to bury our heads in the sand and ignore what’s been happening in Syria.

Part of this is distance and another part is perceived difference — if you don’t know these people it makes it easier not to care about them, right?

A new documentary called The War Show is helping illuminate what it’s like for the Syrian people and it’s… awful.

I spoke to The War Show co-director Andreas Dalsgaard about this when he was in town for TIFF.

To read the full interview click here.

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‘La La Land’ Is Delightful, Satisfying

La La Land

La La Land

Big deal Hollywood musical film La La Land is making all sorts of film critics swoon at the notion of romantic old school sing-dance movies.

Sarah, the half of Team Risky Fuel who doesn’t think such movies are stupid, calls the film “gorgeous, often delightful, and quite satisfying.”

To read her review of it head over to Consequence Of Sound by clicking here.

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