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.

4stars-Very good lots to enjoy 1

 

 

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.

4stars-Very good lots to enjoy 1

 

 

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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