5 Cult MTL film critics list their favourite films of 2023 and comment on a year in cinema that defied all expectations.
Melisa Liebenthal addresses identity in digital realms, Claire Simon turns the camera on public healthcare, Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan makes one of the best films of 2023 & more.
Virginia Woolf’s gender-bending tale told through a modern lens, a Peruvian masterpiece of slow cinema, Japanese bird women and suffering Rwandan brides.
Quebec horror-comedy Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, Juliette Binoche and Benoît Magimel in The Taste of Us, When Adam Changes and Between Revolutions.
Our final dispatch from TIFF features reviews of Denis Côté’s Mademoiselle Kenopsia, Viva Varda!, Limbo and He Thought He Died.
PLUS Ewan McGregor and Ellen Burstyn in Mother, Couch and When Evil Lurks, the latest film by horror master Demián Rugna.
Reviews of Next Goal Wins, Uproar, Dream Scenario, Last Summer and Boy Kills World.
Reviews of Radu Jude’s Do Not Expect Too Much from the End of the World, Frederick Wiseman’s Menus-Plaisirs Les Troisgros, Bertrand Bonello’s The Beast, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Evil Does Not Exist and Roger Ross Williams’ Stamped From the Beginning
Ethan Hawke directs his daughter in Wildcat, Michael Keaton directs himself and Al Pacino in Knox Goes Away PLUS Memory, La Chimera and The Human Surge 3.
Theodore Pellerin stars in the new film by Sophie Dupuis PLUS an accidental wife swap in Lost Ladies, an animated Brazilian music doc and the story of two sisters healing in Montreal & Iqaluit.