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TIFF Review Roundup: September 15

It's already TIFF day eight! But what's playing on this date?

Let’s eschew pithy rhymes today and get right down to it folks. Starting with the good (because as it is with TIFF: when it’s good, it’s great), there is Jeff Nichols’ Take Shelter (). A perfectly crafted portrait of modern anxiety starring the one and only Michael Shannon, Take Shelter is gripping from start to its intriguingly ambiguous conclusion. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s Trespass (), of which the only impressive thing is that Joel Schumacher managed to screw up the sure-fire home invasion set-up. Not even Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, or The O.C. alum Cam Gigandet can save this one. Somewhere in between these two is Habibi ( ). A valiant first effort of a film, but overall this modern adaption of a classic Persian love poem set in the Gaza Strip falls short.

What’s that you say? You want more? Oh we can give you more! Here’s what else is playing today.

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