My Week At TIFF


If you have ever been to TIFF you know how fun and electric downtown Toronto feels with all the people and events going on. It is so much fun to be a part of! But as an industry insider I was really there to gather as much intel on which movies were good and what movies you would all like to see.

I was able to get in 28 movies in 7 days. Yes, you read that right, 28 movies! And I’ve broken them all down for you, here...

But first I would like to note some of the standout ones. Molly’s Game featuring Jessica Chastain and Idris Elba was quick paced and very entertaining. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri had me laughing out loud and then completely heartbroken at the turn of a minute, dealing with grief and revenge and small town politics that I think most people will enjoy. Three Billboards also won the People’s Choice Award at TIFF. Hostiles and Mudbound were two period piece films that dealt with racial tension at two very different times in American history. Both films had excellent storytelling and thoughtful narratives. An unexpected joy came with two movies that I was not originally planning on seeing this year; due to full auditoriums I was forced to abandon my original plans and ended up watching Bodied directed by Joseph Kahn and Disaster Artist directed by James Franco. These films were categorized under the Midnight Madness category at TIFF which is described as the wild side: midnight screenings of the best in action, horror, shock and fantasy cinema. Both films were highly entertaining and had me laughing out loud and just thoroughly enjoying the experience.

The Children Act
The Wife
BPM (French, Subtitle)
Eye on Juliet
Lady Bird
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
The Shape of Water
The Leisure Seeker
Unicorn Store
The Florida Project
My Days of Mercy

Molly’s Game
Battle of the Sexes
Borg vs McEnroe
Victoria and Abdul
Darkest Hour
55 Steps

The Disaster Artist
I Love You, Daddy

The Cure