This week’s reviews by TFCA critics, including A Ghost Story, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, and Dunkirk.
TFCA Friday: Week of July 14th, 2017
July 14, 2017
Welcome to TFCA Friday, a weekly round-up of film reviews and articles by TFCA critics.
Opening this Week
Chasing Coral (dir. Jeff Orlowski)
“As a work of cinema, Chasing Coral is ambitious and unprecedented. As a work of advocacy, it has the power to open eyes and make people at least try to save something that we frighteningly might have done too much damage to already” — AP
The Little Hours (dir. Jeff Baena)
Mermaids (dir. Ali Weinstein)
“A nice film about good people living out their dreams no matter what people might think of them” — AP, with a great interview with the director
Past Life (dir. Avi Nesher)
To the Bone (dir. Marti Noxon)
War for the Planet of the Apes (dir. Matt Reeves)
“War for the Planet of the Apes introduces two new characters of note. One is Steve Zahn in a motion-capture performance as a former zoo resident who calls himself Bad Ape; eccentric and unpredictable, he might just be the best thing in this great movie” — CK
“In 2011, Fox pushed to have Serkis nominated for a best supporting actor Academy Award for his work in Rise; it was a failure. If the Academy were to ignore him again for War … well, maybe the apes should just get on with it and take the planet over now” — BH
“I see a lot of giant effects pictures – it’s an occupational hazard – and I’d love to see more of them adopt the approach used in War For The Planet Of The Apes: make the effects invisible, and just tell a good story” — NW
Audio: “A really strong, really fun movie” — KG
The Women’s Balcony (dir. Emil Ben-Shimon)
What’s Coming to TIFF?
BH puts his ear to the ground
Reviews and features by: Andrew Parker (AP), Gilbert Seah (GS), Barry Hertz (BH), Chris Knight (CK), Jim Slotek (JS), Peter Howell (PH), Karen Gordon (KG), Norm Wilner (NW), Radheyan Simonpillai (RS).