TIFF Review Roundup: September 14
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TIFF Review Roundup: September 14

TIFF day seven, feels like heaven!

There’s always a certain point during the festival where you begin to wonder why people bother making movies. But those are the bad days, and today there are stellar celluloid offerings! First, we’ve got the five-star (that’s right, count ’em, all five) ALPS (). From Yorgos Lanthimos—the director that brought us the tooth-smashing, Oscar-nominated, incestuous family drama Dogtooth—comes ALPS. Which is like Dogtooth. But better! Next up, there’s Paul Williams: Still Alive (). Whether you are a die hard Phantom of the Paradise fan or are thinking “Paul who?” this (or rather the) documentary on the 1970s songwriter that the world forgot will break your heart, melt your heart, and then put it all back together again. (Should you want to know more about the man who gifted us “Rainy Days and Mondays” you can read our Q&A with him.) Lastly, the crime story without a crime and highly Kafkaesque Once Upon a Time in Anatolia () provides a long, thoughtful and sometimes frustrating meditation on human motivation.

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