TIFF 2019: Honey Boy

TIFF 2019: Honey Boy

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a review of Honey Boy from the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.

Directed by Alma Har'el. With Shia LaBeouf, Lucas Hedges, and Noah Jupe. From a screenplay by Shia LaBeouf, based on his own experiences, filmmaker Alma Har'el brings to life a young actor's stormy childhood and early adult years as he struggles to reconcile with his father and deal with his mental health.

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Review 574: IT Chapter Two

Review 574: IT Chapter Two

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a review of IT Chapter Two.

Directed by Andy Muschietti. With Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader. Twenty-seven years after their first encounter with the terrifying Pennywise, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a devastating phone call brings them back.

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Review 573: Don't Let Go

Review 573: Don't Let Go

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a review of Don't Let Go.

Directed by Jacob Estes. With Storm Reid, Byron Mann, and Alfred Molina. After a man's family dies in what appears to be a murder, he gets a phone call from one of the dead, his niece. He's not sure if she's a ghost or if he's going mad, but as it turns out, he's not.

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Review 572: Sword of Trust

Review 572: Sword of Trust

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a review of Sword of Trust.

Directed by Lynn Shelton. With Marc Maron, Jon Bass, and Michaela Watkins. Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.

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Review 570: Good Boys

Review 570: Good Boys

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a review of Good Boys.

Directed by Gene Stupnitsky. With Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon.Three 6th grade boys ditch school and embark on an epic journey while carrying accidentally stolen drugs, being hunted by teenage girls, and trying to make their way home in time for a long-awaited party.

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Review 569: Blinded by the Light

Review 569: Blinded by the Light

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a review of Blinded by the Light.

Directed by Gurinder Chadha. With Viveik Kalra, Kulvinder Ghir, and Meera Ganatra. In 1987, during the austere days of Margaret Thatcher's Britain, a teenager learns to live life, understand his family, and find his own voice through the music of Bruce Springsteen.

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Bonus: Hereditary & Midsommar

Bonus: Hereditary & Midsommar

In this episode, Christopher Schnese and Stephen Miller bring you a double review of Hereditary & Midsommar.

Hereditary: Directed by Ari Aster. With Toni Collette, Milly Shapiro, and Gabriel Byrne. After the family matriarch passes away, a grieving family is haunted by tragic and disturbing occurrences, and begin to unravel dark secrets.

Midsommar: Directed by Ari Aster. With Florence Pugh, Jack Reynor, and Vilhelm Blomgren. A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.

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