On the September 11, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the best films he saw at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Opening Banter: Chris has returned!

  • Why should people care about the films that play at the Toronto International Film Festival?
  • How was Chris’ TIFF this year?
  • Nicolas Cage, Richard Stanley, and Joely Richardson on the Cosmic Horrors of ‘Color Out of Space’ [TIFF 2019 Interview]

In Our Feature Presentation: Chris talks about the films he saw at the Toronto International Film Festival:

Chris’ Top 10:

  • ‘Dolemite Is My Name’ Review: Eddie Murphy’s Triumphant Return is a Big Winner [TIFF 2019]
  • PAIN & GLORY
  • ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ Review: A Delightful Dickens Adaptation From Armando Iannucci [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Joker’ Review: Joaquin Phoenix is Phenomenal in This Nihilistic Nightmare [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Marriage Story’ Review: Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson Dazzle In Noah Baumbach’s Heartfelt Drama [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Waves’ Review: An Ambitious Saga of a Family Crumbling Before Our Eyes [TIFF 2019]
  • LIGHTHOUSE
  • HIDDEN LIFE
  • ‘Knives Out’ Review: Rian Johnson’s Star-Studded Whodunit is Hilarious, Clever and Endlessly Entertaining [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Review: Taika Waititi Expertly Balances Darkness and Light in One Of the Year’s Best Films [TIFF 2019]

Brief Mentions:

  • ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ Review: A Punk-Rock Outlaw Tale Covered in a Thick Layer of Grime [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Color Out of Space’ Review: Nicolas Cage Screams In Richard Stanley’s Absolutely Batsh*t Crazy Lovecraft Adaptation [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Uncut Gems’ Review: Adam Sandler Makes Bad Choices in the Latest Tense Saga From the Safdie Brothers [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Review: James Mangold’s Racing Drama Thrills When On the Track, Slogs When Off [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Sound of Metal’ Review: Riz Ahmed Delivers a Powerhouse Performance In This Jarring Drama [TIFF 2019]
  • ‘Synchronic’ Review: Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Play With Time and Space Again [TIFF 2019]
  • BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

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