Dale Maxfield Blog

Life Itself – Movie Review

Life Itself – R Release Date: Wed 21 Sep 2018 Writer/director Dan Fogelman brings us this drama about an ensemble of characters whose connections are not immediately known. At the film’s premiere, Fogelman thanked...

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Green Book – Movie Review

Green Book – PG-13 Release Date: Wed 21 Nov 2018 Peter Farrelly, one half of the directing team that is best known for their comedies like There’s Something About Mary, Dumb and Dumber and...

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Meeting Gorbachev – Movie Review

Meeting Gorbachev – R Release Date: TBA One of my bucket list items for attending a film festival would be the chance to see Werner Herzog talk about one of his films in person....

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Greta – Movie Review

Greta – R Release Date: 2019 The programmer introducing Greta to the audience at the Toronto International Film Festival spoke about how he debated putting Greta into TIFF’s midnight horror series. He mentioned how...

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If Beale Street Could Talk – Movie Review

If Beale Street Could Talk – R Release Date: Fri 30 Nov 2018 Barry Jenkins (Moonlight) directs this film starring KiKi Layne as Tish, a woman fighting to prove her fiance Fonny’s (Stephan James)...

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Widows – Movie Review

Widows – R Release Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018 Director Steve McQueen (12 Years A Slave) co-wrote Widows with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Given that pedigree, it should come as no surprise that...

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Life Itself – Movie Review

Life Itself – R Release Date: Fri 21 Sep 2018 Director Dan Fogelman introduced us to the actors who had made the journey up to TIFF to be a part of this premiere. Oscar...

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Homecoming – TV Preview

Homecoming – TV-14 Release Date: Fri 2 Nov 2018 ***NOTE: This preview is based on the first three episodes of the show as they were shown at TIFF 2018.*** Homecoming is a new series...

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Beautiful Boy – Movie Review

Beautiful Boy – R Release Date: Fri 12 Oct 2018 In the Q&A after this movie premiered at TIFF, the director and producers talked about how they hoped that their movie could help people...

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TIFF 2018

It’s my first year attending the Toronto International Film Festival! I’ve wanted to try it for years, but it finally worked out that I could go and be there from September 6-16. The only...

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