synchronic review

Note: it is nearly impossible to talk about this film without giving away some small spoilers, so be warned. 

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the filmmakers behind ResolutionSpring, and The Endless, have assembled a unique, familiar series of films that all deal with the same theme: time. The persistence of it, the lack of understanding of it, and the potential ability to control it. They’re so focused on the subject that you might call it an obsession at this point. The duo’s latest, Synchronic, takes that obsession to a whole new level. It’s their biggest, most ambitious movie yet.

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TIFF 2019 Streamer's Guide

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) gained international prominence over the last few decades by billing itself as the “Festival of Festivals.” That distinction means, in essence, that if you go to TIFF, you won’t need to go to another festival all year. With more than 300 titles hailing from across the globe, one can only dip their toe into the riches of Toronto’s lineup even with wall-to-wall screenings over its 11-day duration.

By the time the oft-Oscar prognostication People’s Choice Award winner is announced on Sunday, September 15, two of TIFF’s biggest premieres – The Goldfinch and Hustlers – will be playing across North America. But let’s say you don’t want to wait until then to get in on the Toronto viewing? Here are ten curated titles that you can program as a streaming festival adjacent to Toronto. That way, once these titles hit theaters over the next year, you’ll have a leg up on some of the past work of cinema’s coming vanguard.

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Synchronic

Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, the filmmakers behind Spring and The Endless, have just lined-up what sounds like their biggest project yet. The sci-fi thriller Synchronic will star Anthony Mackie and Jamie Dornan as paramedics encountering an otherworldly scenario.

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