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Festival Report: Toronto International Film Fest – Day 5

With nearly 40+ films to choose from each day over the course of 14 days, the Tropic's S. Runi Goyal will chip away at a few gems to provide you with a preview of independent cinema for the 2018-2019 film season. Day 5 features a heartwarming directorial debut from Jonah Hill, and a remarkable performance from Sienna Miller.

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Festival Report: Toronto International Film Fest – Day 4

With nearly 40+ films to choose from each day over the course of 14 days, the Tropic's S. Runi Goyal will chip away at a few gems to provide you with a preview of independent cinema for the 2018-2019 film season. Day 4 featured a festival highlight in Steve McQueen's "Widows."

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Festival Report: Toronto International Film Fest – Day 3

With nearly 40+ films to choose from each day over the course of 14 days, the Tropic's S. Runi Goyal will chip away at a few gems to provide you with a preview of independent cinema for the 2018-2019 film season. Day 3 was focused on teen angst, from Laszlo Nemes's "Sunset" to Elle Fanning's display of "Teen Spirit."

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Tropic Sprockets: Crazy Rich Asians

The effervescent “Crazy Rich Asians” is delightfully unassuming. Its smooth fluidity and verve makes great entertainment and diversion while also offering some dramatic heft. The story strikes the perfect balance between frivolity and commentary. It is soaring and colorful throughout.

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Festival Report: Toronto International Film Fest – Day 2

With nearly 40+ films to choose from each day over the course of 14 days, the Tropic's S. Runi Goyal will chip away at a few gems to provide you with a preview of independent cinema for the 2018-2019 film season. Day 2 featured the great, the lousy and everything in between.

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Festival Report: Toronto International Film Fest – Day 1

Without a doubt, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) stands above the rest when it comes to content—depth and breadth. With nearly 40+ films to choose from each day over the course of 14 days, the Tropic's S. Runi Goyal will chip away at a few gems to provide you with a preview of independent cinema for the 2018-2019 film season.

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Tropic Sprockets: The Nun

As a meaningful horror film “The Nun” plays too campy to be taken seriously and too flat to be a fun ride -- but for those craving more of a generic “Creature Feature,” some silent and overwhelmed sisters of the cloth will give you the required shrieks.

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Front Row at the Movies: The Nun

Director Corin Hardy says his scare tactics are created by combining classic horror with unholiness. “When something good and pure like a religious sanctuary is subverted and becomes uneasy and untrustworthy, it becomes terrifying,” he explains.

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Front Row at the Movies: Operation Finale

Peter Zvi Malkin was a legend in the intelligence world, eventually becoming Chief of Operations for the Mossad. "Operation Finale" dramatizes his most famous mission, when he and a team of Mossad agents set out to capture Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann in Argentina.

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Front Row at the Movies: Puzzle

In the new “Puzzle,” a suburban wife and mother discovers she has the knack for solving jigsaw puzzles when presented with one on her birthday. Her newfound skill, along with a “Partner Wanted” ad posted by a puzzle aficionado named Robert, leads her on a journey of self-discovery.

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