Published Sep 07, 2012This week's film roundup is loaded with Toronto International Film Festival titles, so get in line hardcore film buffs and casual movie fans, as there is sure to be something for everyone. For starters, check out Exclaim!'s Recently Reviewed section to get a glimpse of our reviewers' favourite and least favourite new films. Here are some of the highlights listed below.
First, Bradley Cooper and Zoe Saldana struggle with their increasingly normal lives in The Words. The film follows a struggling writer (Cooper) who is coming to terms with his own mediocrity, and with financial stresses growing on him and his girlfriend (Saldana), he turns to some less than ethically viable actions.
Next, Mabrouk El Mechri delivers the spy-thriller The Cold Light of Day starring Henry Cavill, who is confronted with his whole family being kidnapped.
Then, on the screens at this year's TIFF, Joseph Gordon Levitt plays a time-travelling assassin stuck in paradox when he is forced to kill his future self played by Bruce Willis in Looper. Also at TIFF, forget everything you remember about the 1995 film when you make plans to eventually go see this gritty adaptation of the graphic novel Dredd.
Lastly at TIFF, Tabu graces the screen with its dream-like and entrancing tone, while Thomas Vinterberg's new film, The Hunt, follows the story of a kindergarten teacher who is falsely accused of child molestation and how he deals with the social and emotional fallout.
To read the full reviews of these picks and more, check out the Recently Reviewed section at Exclaim.ca.