TIFF17: Ta peau si lisse & Scaffold

New films by Denis Côté and Kazik Radwanski profile men at work in different capacities. Ta peau si lisse (A Skin So Soft) From Denis Côté (Joy of Man’s Desiring) comes this observational look at the lives of various bodybuilders. Featuring a mix of both natural and staged scenes, Côté is less concerned about the bodybuilding itself and […]

TIFF17: Vampire Clay

An art school is tormented by sentient killer clay in Vampire Clay. While preparing to open her new art prep school at a former sculpture’s studio, Ms Aina finds a buried box, containing a bag of very old clay. When class begins, latecomer Kaori finds that her clay was taken by newcomer Yuka, so she […]

TIFF17: Pyewacket

An occult-obsessed teenager awakens a sinister force in Pyewacket. Leah Reyes (Nicole Muñoz) is rebellious teenager, who listens to heavy metal and hangs out with friends fascinated by the occult. Leah has a frustrating relationship with her depressed mother (Laurie Holden), which is made worse when Mrs. Reyes decides to move to a new house up north. After […]

TIFF17: Brawl in Cell Block 99

An imprisoned drug runner unleashes his violent side to save his wife in Brawl in Cell Block 99. Bradley Thomas (Vince Vaughn) is a violence-prone man, who does drug running for his friend Gil (Marc Blucas) to support his pregnant wife Lauren (Jennifer Carpenter). When a pick-up for a man named Eleazar (Dion Mucciacito) goes sour, Bradley […]

TIFF17: Cardinals

A woman tries to move on with her life after serving time in prison in Cardinals. Valerie Walker (Sheila McCarthy) is released from prison after serving time for killing her neighbour in an apparent drunk driving accident. Valerie is picked up by her daughters Eleanor (Katie Boland) and Zoe (Grace Glowicki) and she plans on quietly moving […]

TIFF17: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A woman seeks justice for the unsolved murder of her daughter in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Seven months after the rape and murder of her daughter Angela, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) rents three billboards on an isolated road criticizing the police department’s supposed lack of progress on the case, specifically calling out Chief Bill Willoughby (Woody […]

TIFF17: Les Affamés (Ravenous)

A group tries to survive a zombie outbreak in a remote Quebec village in Les Affamés. A flesh-eating plague has broken out in Quebec and a small batch of survivors try to make to safety. These include Bonin (Marc-André Grondin), who is always cracking joke, Tania (Monia Chokri), who has a “dog bite” on her hand and is […]

TIFF17: There is a House Here

Alan Zweig examines culture and identity in Nunavut in There is a House Here. After five years of communication with Inuk singer Tatanniq “Lucie” Idlout, filmmaker Alan Zweig travels to Nunavut to observe the lifestyle of the Inuit people. There he observes multiple generations of a family living in a single house and a shadow […]

TIFF17: Porcupine Lake

Two teenage girls strike up a summer friendship in Porcupine Lake. Bea (Charlotte Salisbury) is a 13 year old girl, who travels with her mother Ally (Delphine Roussel) to Port Severn, ON, where Bea’s father Scotty (Christopher Bolton) is running the family diner. With her parents embroiled in marital issues, Bea strikes up a friendship […]

TIFF17: Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!

Morgan Spurlock makes his return to the fast food industry in Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!. In the 13 years since Morgan Spurlock went on an all-McDonald’s diet, fast food restaurants have presumably begun changing their ways, offering healthier menu items. As a way to see if things have really changed, Spurlock decides to […]