Tag: MIFF 2018

REVIEW: The Kindergarten Teacher (2018)

Lisa Spinelli (Maggie Gyllenhaal) is an overworked and unhappy kindergarten teacher who discovers that one of her five-year-old students is an apparent literary prodigy. Growing obsessed with nurturing the boy's talents, she wildly crosses boundaries of professional - even legal - behaviour to save his poetic instincts from being smothered by a disinterested father and ...

REVIEW: Leave No Trace (2018)

Debra Granik is one of the USA's most essential filmmakers. She works slowly, directing just four films in the last 14 years, but every one has been both exceptional and unmissable. She is a superb social realist, grounding her films with a impeccably researched sense of place. She also tells deep human stories with the ...