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Boutique Releases, Foreign Films, Arthouse Flicks and Auteurs Of Interest
Aug 18
The Adventurers (China/Hong Kong, D: Stephen Fung, site)
Jewel thief Andy Lau and his crew ply their trade while evading French cop Jean Reno.
Suburbs: Markham
Dave Made A Maze (USA, D: Bill Watterson, site)
A frustrated artist becomes trapped in a boobytrapped fort of his own making.
City: Carlton
  Expo 67: Mission Impossible (Canada, D: Guylaine Maroist, Eric Ruel & Michel Barbeau, site)
The story behind the staging of Canada's birthday party.
City: Hot Docs
  Good Time (USA, D: Benny & Josh Safdie, site)
A bungled bank job placed one brother in prison and the other (Robert Pattinson) on the run.
City: Varsity
  In This Corner Of The World (Japan, D: Sunao Katabuchi, site)
A newly married young woman struggles with the realities of WWII Japan. Animated.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Ingrid Goes West (USA, D: Matt Spicer, site)
Social media stalker Aubrey Plaza sets her sights on a stylish Instagram personality.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  The Last Dalai Lama? (USA, D: Mickey Lemie, site)
The 14th Dalai Lama, an exile from his native Tibet, is profiled.
City: Carlton
  Logan Lucky (USA, D: Steven Soderbergh, site)
A misfit crew attempt to rob NASCAR. The return to the big screen from the director of Magic Mike and Ocean's 11.
City: Carlton    Don Mills VIP    Empress Walk    Fairview    Humber    Market Square    Scotiabank    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Mississauga    Morningside    Orion Gate    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodbine
  The Neighborhood (Canada, D: Frank D'Angelo, site)
Would-be gangsters run afoul of the real deal.
City: Scotiabank
Suburbs: Vaughan
  The Reagan Show (USA, D: Sierra Pettengill & Pacho Velez, site)
Archival footage reveals a media-savvy approach to the presidency.
City: Hot Docs
  This Time Tomorrow (Colombia/Canada, D: Lina Rodriguez, site)
Cracks in the family bond begin to show as a teenage girl comes of age.
City: Lightbox
Aug 18
Churchill (UK, D: Jonathan Teplitzky, site)
British wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill wrestles with backing the upcoming D-Day operation.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
Dawson City: Frozen Time (USA, D: Bill Morrison, site)
A treasure trove of silent films, many thought lost, are found in an abandoned Yukon swimming pool.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)
  Paris Can Wait (USA, D: Eleanor Coppola, site)
Diane Lane finds rejuvenation of spirit during a car trip from Cannes to Paris.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
Aug 17
Beatriz At Dinner (USA, D: Miguel Arteta, site)
Alternative medicine specialist Salma Hayek finds herself at a wealthy client's dinner party.
City: Carlton    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
The Black Prince (India, D: Kavi Raz, site)
A monarch deposed as young boy struggles between reclaiming the culture and religion of his birth versus living out his exile as a converted Christian in England.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Brigsby Bear (USA, D: Dave McCary, site)
The sole audience member of children's television show sets out to finish the story himself.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  I, Daniel Blake (UK/France, D: Ken Loach, site)
The British bureaucracy stands between a heart attack victim and his benefits.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Thu)
  The Journey (UK, D: Nick Hamm, site)
Irish leaders on either side of the religious divide find peace on an imagined trip.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Julian Schnabel: A Private Portrait (USA/Italy, D: Pappi Corsicatto, site)
Artist and filmmaker Schnabel is profiled.
City: Hot Docs
  Vekh Barataan Chaliyaan (India, D: Ksshitij Chaudhary, site)
A fortune teller insists a man must marry an unlikable woman before he can marry his beloved.
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
Aug 18
Baby Driver (USA, D: Edgar Wright, site)
A young getaway driver is hired for a heist.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
The Battleship Island (South Korea, D: Ryoo Seung-wan, site)
Coal-mining prisoners attempt escape from their Japanese-controlled labour camp.
City: Empress Walk    Yonge & Dundas
  The Beguiled (USA, D: Sofia Coppola, site)
A wounded enemy soldier takes refuge at a Southern girls school during the Civil War.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  The Big Sick (USA, D: Michael Showalter, site)
An unexpected romance is complicated by one participant's traditional Muslim parents.
City: Humber    Market Square    Scotiabank    Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Detroit (USA, D: Kathryn Bigelow, site)
Police attack young black men during 1960's civil unrest.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
Suburbs: Morningside    Orion Gate    Queensway    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Dunkirk (USA/UK, D: Christopher Nolan, site)
Surrounded soldiers are evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, France.
City: Don Mills VIP    Fairview    Empress Walk (IMAX)    Humber    Market Square    Scotiabank (+IMAX)    Varsity (+70mm)    Yonge & Dundas    Yonge & Eglinton    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Beach    Eglinton Town Centre    Elgin Mills    Markham (+IMAX)    Mississauga (IMAX)    Morningside    Orion Gate    Promenade    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan (IMAX 70mm)    Winston Churchill (+IMAX)
  Finally Found Someone (Philippines, D: Theodore Boborol, site)
A woman attempts to move on with her life after being left at the altar.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Mississauga    Scarborough
  A Ghost Story (USA, D: David Lowery, site)
A spirit witnesses the passage of time.
City: Canada Square    Carlton    Lightbox
  Gifted (USA, D: Marc Webb, site)
A child prodigy becomes the subject of a custody battle between her uncle and his mother.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  The Glass Castle (USA, D: Destin Daniel Cretton, site)
A family lives a nomadic, cash-poor existence in small-town USA.
City: Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  The Hero (USA, D: Brett Haley, site)
A faded movie star's lazy post-fame days take on new focus when he is diagnosed with cancer.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed))
  An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (USA, D: Bonni Cohen & Jon Shenk, site)
Al Gore continues his efforts to convince world leaders to battle climate change by adopting renewable energy sources.
City: Kingsway    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Jab Harry Met Sejal (India, D: Imtiaz Ali, site)
A couple in love travel Europe.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Winston Churchill
  Lady Macbeth (2016, D: William Oldroyd, site)
A new bride looks for escape from her loveless marriage and bleak new home.
City: Canada Square    Lightbox
  Landline (USA, D: Gillian Robespierre, site)
Sisters discover their father is having an affair.
City: Varsity
  Maudie (Canada/Ireland, D: Aisling Walsh, site)
A fragile woman finds unexpected fame as a folk artist when she leaves home to take a housekeeping job. With Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Wed)
  Menashe (USA, D: Joshua Z Weinstein, site)
A Hasidic father spends one last week with his son following the death of his wife and before the boy will be sent to live with married relatives.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity
  My Cousin Rachel (UK/USA, D: Roger Michell, site)
A revenge plot goes amiss due to the charms of its target. With Rachel Weisz.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed))
  Once Upon A Time (China, D: Anthony LaMolinara & Zhao Xiaoding, site)
In her latest incarnation, a goddess does not remember the tragic love affair that begins to blossom anew.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Scarborough
  Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World (Canada, D: Catherine Bainbridge & Alfonso Maiorana<, site)
Indigenous musicians such as Link Wray and Robbie Robertson make their mark on rock and roll.
City: Kingsway (one show daily)    Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Step (USA, D: Amanda Lipitz, site)
High-shool step-dancers aim for college while surrounded by social unrest.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  A Taxi Driver (South Korea, D: Jang Hun, site)
A cabbie is caught up in a popular uprising against the military-led government.
City: Empress Walk    Yonge & Dundas
  Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (India, D: Shree Narayan Singh, site)
A new bride leaves her husband's home when she discovers it doesn't have suitable facilities.
City: Scotiabank
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga
  The Trip To Spain (UK, D: Michael Winterbottom, site)
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon return for another round of eating fine food and trading sharp wit.
City: Canada Square    Lightbox
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  The Wedding Plan (Israel, D: Rama Burshtein, site)
An abandoned bride-to-be insists God will provide her with a groom as she continues to make wedding plans.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun,Thu only)
  Wind River (USA/UK/Canada, D: Taylor Sheridan, site)
A tracker is hired on by an investigation into a Reservation killing.
City: Empress Walk    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Winston Churchill
  Wolf Warrior 2 (China, D: Wu Jing, site)
A former special ops agent must return to duty when mercenaries target civilians.
City: Yonge & Dundas (+4DX)
Suburbs: Markham    Mississauga    Scarborough
  The Women's Balcony (Israel, D: Emil Ben-Shimon, site)
A rift grows in an Orthodox Jewish community due to a new Rabbi's treatment of women as second-class worshippers
City: Kingsway    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed)

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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