The Program (2015) / Q and A with director Stephen Frears

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Maysa Moncao’s review of the Lance Armstrong film starring Ben Foster. Directed by Stephen Frears, who provided a Q&A to Maysa and other reviewers at the Toronto International Film Festival/TIFF 15.

5stars-Excellent-genius-a-classic

 

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Where To Invade Next (2015)

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Film review, by Maysa Moncao, of the latest Michael Moore documentary, which has just had its world premier at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 15).

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Director: Michael Moore.

5stars-Excellent-genius-a-classic

 

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Youth (2015)

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Film review, written by Maysa Moncao (Our reviewer in…Toronto) of the drama starring Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel. To leave your comments or to like this review, please scroll to the bottom.

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It is no secret that whenever there is a preview by Paolo Sorrentino there is a kind of foggy frisson in the air. What is he bringing to us this time?

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Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015)

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Maysa Moncao’s film review of the documentary about the creation of the seminal biography of film director Alfred Hitchcock, authored by fellow director Francois Truffaut, via the Toronto  International Film Festival.

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If you desire to be more than an ordinary film-goer, you should spend some of your time reading ’Hitchcock/Truffaut’.

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Dheepan (2015)

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Our reviewer in…Maysa Moncao sends back her first report from the Toronto International Film Festival, of the French drama Dheepan, directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, 2012)

Recently, our eyes were moistened by a photo of a little Syrian boy drowned and washed up on a beach after the frustrated attempts of his parents to escape war and misery….

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Warming up for TIFF

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Our reviewer in…Maysa Moncao will hit the film festival junket next week, this time in Toronto. She will be sending you exclusive, sneaky-peak reviews of the best of yet-to-be-released indie cinema. Keep your eyes peeled here and on our social media sites for the updates:

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Our reviewer on…the Toronto International Film Festival (2015) line-up

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Our reviewer in…Maysa Moncao looks at the programme ahead for the forthcoming Toronto Film Festival in September.

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Our reviewer in… on why independent film festivals are still important

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As regular readers will know, ‘Our reviewer in…’ Maysa Moncao slams the film festival junket on your behalf, season in and season out, to selflessly give you a glimpse of the best international independent cinema has to offer.

In September she will be off to Toronto to update you on the hottest of indie film, as well as providing unique insights into modern filmmaking and interviews with top movie talent.

But this doesn’t come cheap. A flight to Toronto can cost enough to financially cripple any talented, freelance reviewer.

So I’m putting my money where my mouth is and stumping up the first 50 quid to get our reviewer the other side of the pond.

My promise? To update you all with the utmost immediacy about what she sees, what she thinks and why you should see the films she has pounded the screens to watch.

Are you with me? Yes, but think it’s too much too much to support this worthy cause?

I’ve calculated that if all of you give just £5, it’ll be enough to ensure you get the most verbose and insightful (and hot of the press) low-down of the next year’s cinema schedule, and your ultimate film viewing schedule.

Not much, considering the quality of comment of obvious passion for cinema given in return.

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