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SKIN Movie Starring Jamie Bell Winner of FIPRESCI Prize at TIFF 2018

By Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Permalink 2

Many people see getting a tattoo as a symbolic act meant to define one’s identity and signify personal growth. However, for the main character in Israeli director Guy Nattiv’s latest feature Skin, the reverse is true. Jamie Bell stars as Bryon Widner, a real-life ex neo-nazi who underwent almost two years of intensely painful procedures ...

Calum Worthy Breaks Out in ‘Bodied’ – TIFF 2017 Films

By Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Permalink 1

Although the Toronto International Film Festival’s Midnight Madness program is typically associated with genre pictures, particularly horror, one of the most buzzed about titles to premiere in the coveted late night slot this year was director Joseph Khan’s satirical, genre-defying examination of battle rap, Bodied. In Joseph Khan's 'Bodied,' former Disney star, Calum Worthy turns ...

Molly’s Game: Jessica Chastain Raises the Stakes – TIFF Review

By Thursday, September 14, 2017 Permalink 0

Molly's Game premiered at Toronto International Film festival (TIFF) on September 9, 2017 at the Wintergarden Theatre. After years as one of Hollywood’s most prominent and polarizing screenwriters, Aaron Sorkin has finally taken his first foray into directing with Molly’s Game, a true story based on poker madam Molly Bloom’s rise and fall in the ...

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