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Dec 6
Antigone (Canada, D: Sophie Deraspe, site)
A teen refugee weighs her future prospects against doing right by her family. An adaptation of the Greek tragedy.
City: Lightbox
Beyond The Law (USA, D: James Cullen Bressack, site)
The trajectories of a gangster gone legit and a crooked former cop out for justice intersect. With Steven Seagal.
City: Carlton
  Brotherhood (Canada, D: Richard Bell, site)
Kid campers fight to survive when their canoe capsizes.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  In Fabric (UK, D: Peter Strickland, site)
A cursed dress ensares the souls of those who purchase it from a decidedly strange department store.
City: Lightbox
  The Kindness Of Strangers (Denmark/Canada/Sweden/France, D: Lone Scherfig, site)
A woman fleeing an abusive relationship is but one soul in crisis drawn to a New York eatery known as The Winter Palace.
City: Scotiabank
  A New Christmas (USA, D: Daniel Tenenbaum, site)
A med student going through tough times witnesses the healing power of the holiday season when he gives a fellow student a tour of the city's Christmas decorations.
City: Carlton
  Panipat (India, D: Ashutosh Gowariker, site)
The Marathas Empire of India is threatened by the Afghan king's armies.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Pati Patni Aur Woh (India, D: Mudassar Aziz, site)
A man's affections are divided between his wife and another woman.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  She Never Died (Canada, D: Audrey Cummings, site)
An immortal woman feeds on society's fringes.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Unbreakable (Philippines, D: Mae Czarina Cruz, site)
A tight friendship between two women is put to the test by questions of loyalty when they marry a pair of brothers.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Mississauga    Scarborough    Vaughan
  The Whistleblower (China/Australia, D: Xue Xiaolu, site)
A Chinese expat working for a mining company becomes tangled in a nest of conspiracies when he follows up on the possibility of a health risk.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
Dec 6
Apollo 11 (USA, D: Todd Douglas Miller, site)
Go deep inside NASA's moon shot courtesy recently discovered footage of the mission.
City: Scotiabank (IMAX)
Dec 4
Trixie Mattel: Moving Psrts (USA, D: Nicholas Zeig-Owens, site)
Drag queen Trixie Mattel's unbridled confidence masks a very different person underneath the makeup.
City: Hot Docs (one show Wed only)
Dec 5
Ad Astra (USA, D: James Gray, site)
Astronaut Brad Pitt investigates the failed mission led by his father.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful (South Korea, D: Khan Lee, site)
A young man who's family was devastated by Go gambling takes up the game to take his revenge upon it.
City: Empress Walk
  Hustlers (USA, D: Lorene Scafaria, site)
Strippers bilk Wall Street.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Jhalle (India, D: Amarjit Singh, site)
A family encourages their wild daughter to find a husband.
Suburbs: Mississauga
  Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice (USA, D: Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman, site)
Reminiscences and performances reveal the '70s music icon.
City: Mt. Pleasant (Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Marjaavaan (India, D: Milap Zaveri, site)
Gangland drama threatens true romance.
Suburbs: Albion    York
  Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (USA, D: Quentin Tarantino, site)
A downard-trending actor and his stunt double experience the cultural upheaval of 1969 Hollywood.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Mon-Thu)
  Sangathamizhan (India, D: Vijay Chandar, site)
Tamil-language action/drama.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Wings Over Everest (China, D: Fay Yu, site)
A rescue mission is undertaken for documents lost in a crash on Mount Everest.
Suburbs: Markham
Dec 6
Assholes: A Theory (Canada, D: John Walker, site)
Investigating the appeal and apparent success of rampant assholery.
City: Carlton    Hot Docs (Fri-Tue)
Bala (India, D: Amar Kaushik, site)
A man suffers the indignity of premature baldness.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
  A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood (USA, D: Marielle Heller, site)
A jaded journalist learns to embrace kindness after being assigned a story on TV's Mr. Rogers.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Better Days (China, D: Derek Tsang, site)
A student preparing to write the national exams and a small-time criminal become suspects in a police investigation.
Suburbs: Markham
  Bigil (India, D: Atlee Kumar, site)
A football coach seeks to avenge his dead friend.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Dark Waters (USA, D: Todd Haynes, site)
A corporate defense lawyer is enlisted to make chemical corporation Dupont pay for their environmental crimes.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Queensway    Winston Churchill
  Doctor Sleep (USA, D: Mike Flanagan, site)
Shining-survivor Danny (Ewan McGregor) discovers a young girl with powers similar to his own. Adapted from the Stephen King novel by the director of Oculus and Ouija: Origin Of Evil.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (no show Fri)    Scotiabank
Suburbs: Vaughan
  Enai Noki Paayum Thota (India, D: Coutham Menon, site)
A student's relationship with an actress turns sour.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Ford v. Ferrari (USA, D: James Mangold, site)
Car manufacturer Ford turns to designer Matt Damon and volatile driver Christian Bale to give their brand some pizazz by beating Ferrari at Le Mans.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  The Good Liar (USA, D: Bill Condon, site)
The table turns when Ian McKellan attempts to swindle Helen Mirren.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Harriet (USA, D: Kasi Lemmons, site)
Harriet Tubman escapes slavery and works to free others from the same fate.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Morningside
  Honey Boy (USA, D: Alma Har'el, site)
Rehab prompts an actor to look back on his younger years living with his unpredictable father. Written by Shia LaBeouf and based on his own experiences.
City: Scotiabank
  Hunt Down (China, D: Li Jun, site)
A police officer investigsates the theft of national treasure.
Suburbs: Markham
  The Irishman (USA, D: Martin Scorsese, site)
WWII vet Frank Sheeran becomes an integral figure in the history of 20th century organized crime.
City: Kingsway    Lightbox    Paradise (Fri,Mon,Tue)    Regent (matinees Sat,Sun,Tue)
  Jojo Rabbit (New Zealand, D: Taika Waititi, site)
A young Nazi consults his imaginary friend Hitler about the Jewish girl hiding in his home. Winner of the People's Choice Award at TIFF 2019.
City: Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Beach    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Judy (UK, D: Rupert Goold, site)
Hollywood legend Judy Garland performs in London during the late years of her career.
City: Canada Square
  Knives Out (USA, D: Rian Johsnon, site)
The unexpected death of a crime novelist brings suspicion on all and sundry in Johnson's riff on the Agatha Christie-style mystery thriller.
City: Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham    Mississauga    Morningside    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  The Lighthouse (USA, D: Robert Eggers, site)
Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe keep watch at a remote lighthouse.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word Is Power (Canada, D: Nancy Lang & Peter Raymont, site)
Go inside the life of the Canadian literary icon.
City: Hot Docs (one show Fri,Sat,Tue)    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Wed,Thu)
  Marriage Story (USA, D: Noah Baumbach, site)
Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson navigate the end of their marriage and the beginning of divorce proceedings.
City: Kingsway (one show nightly)    Lightbox    Paradise (one show Sat,Tue,Wed)
  Motherless Brooklyn (USA, D: Edward Norton, site)
Tourette's-suffering private investigator Edward Norton obsessively works to solve the murder of his mentor.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  My Dear Liar (China, D: Ao Shen, site)
A man cosies up to a lower class Cam girl to work a marriage scam.
Suburbs: Markham
  Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (Canada/USA, D: Daniel Roher, site)
From backing Bob Dylan to achieving stardom on their own, The Band cut an influential swath through the music scene of the '60s and '70s.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun)
  Pagalpanti (India, D: Anees Bazmee, site)
A trio of losers plan to get rich by robbing a pair of gangsters.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    York
  Pain And Glory (Spain, D: Pedro Almodovar, site)
A film director looks back on his life, his relationships and his art.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Parasite (South Korea, D: Bong Joon-ho, site)
A poor, unambitious family's fortunes become dependent on a family of wealthy benefactors.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity
  Queen & Slim (USA/Canada, D: Melina Matsoukas, site)
A Black couple's interaction with a traffic officer leads to an explosion of violence and flight from the aftermath.
City: Carlton    Fairview    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Mississauga    Morningside    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  Stand! (Canada, D: Robert Adetuyi, site)
Immigrants and returning soldiers fuel the Winnipeg General Strike of 1919. A musical.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  The Two Popes (USA/UK/Italy/Argentina, D: Fernando Meirelles, site)
One's a hardline traditionalist unwilling to compromise, the other's a free-spirited iconoclast seeing the need the adapt. Can they hash out the future of Catholocism? With Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins.
City: Lightbox
  Two Tigers (China, D: Li Fei, site)
A kidnapper finds himself completing tasks at the behest of his target.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham
  Varda By Agnes (France, D: Agnes Varda, site)
French New Wave legend Varda provides a guided tour to her work and her life.
City: Lightbox    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Waves (USA, D: Trey Edward Shults, site)
A suburban African-American family comes together following a devastating loss.
City: Canada Square    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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