Our contributors post-mortem the hell out of this year’s festival after the jump.
We’ll wrap up our LFF coverage, which has been sparser than we’d hoped, on Wednesday. Our last batch of reviews covers the surprise film, Charlie Kaufman’s Anomalisa, and Mamuro Hosada’s grandly entertaining anime The Boy and the Beast.
On today’s dissecting table, Evolution, Lucille Hadžihalilović’s long-awaited follow-up to Innocence, and Black Mass, Scott Cooper’s long-awaited follow-up to Out of the Furnace.
Reviewed today, Sean Baker’s iPhone-shot neo-screwball Tangerine, Pablo Larrain’s latest coruscating chronicle of Chile’s discontents The Club and Lenny Abrahamson’s Toronto award winner Room.
Today’s reviews – the Hungarian holocaust drama Son of Saul, US indie drama James White and Studio Ghibli’s final film When Marnie was There.
What will tonight’s gladrags-toting gala audiences make of High-Rise and The Forbidden Room? Also, a review of pointlessly dour Swedo-Polish arthouser The Here After.
On today’s list – German teen horror flick Der Nachtmahr, lowbrow Danish comedy Men & Chicken, low-temperature Icelandic drama Virgin Mountain, and Red Leaves, a tale of the Ethiopian immigrant community in Israel.
We kick off this year’s coverage in earnest with reviews of tonight’s opening gala film, Suffragette – starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep – Jia Zhangke’s expansive Mountains May Depart, Spanish-Argentinian heartwarmer Truman, and Madame Courage, a tough tale of life on the streets of Algiers.
It’s that time of year again. We’ll be bringing you regular reviews throughout the festival as usual. Indy Datta kicks us off with a look at some of his most anticipated films.