The Survivor – Toronto 2021

Ben Foster turns in a career-defining performance in Barry Levinson’s new film, The Survivor, based on the life of Harry Haft. While many perished at Auschwitz, Harry Haft (Ben Foster) found the will to survive. Not so much because of boxing for the Nazis’ amusement–including Nazi camp commander Dietrich Schneider (Billy Magnussen)–but because he wanted to reunite with his girlfriend, Leah (Dar Zuzovsky). If not for boxing, it’s doubtful Harry would have lived. But this…

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The Sun Is Also a Star Isn’t Believable

The Sun Is Also a Star is a film that manages to look at the love between a star-crossed couple by way of the scientific method. When they first meet, Daniel Bae (Charles Melton) and Natasha Kingsley (Yara Shahidi) are at very different points in their life.  Daniel had just saved Natasha’s life from an out-of-control driver.  Had she not been wearing a Deux Ex Machine jacket that morning, it’s possible that he wouldn’t save the day. …

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