TIFF 2019 Day #3

Just Mercy - The GBY

Just Mercy

Day 3 at 2019 TIFF brought us our first Oscar contender.  Just Mercy is a powerful film with excellent performances from Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther) and Tim Blake Nelson (The Hustle).  The movie is based on Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

Our Rating for “Just Mercy”

4.5 Cupcakes Rating - The GBY

TIFF Q&A for “Just Mercy”

We stopped at Gabby’s on King Street for a salad and a sandwich.  We remarked to the table next to us how disappointed we were that they TIFF magazine was only printed for Press & Industry.  The gentleman in the group came back a few minutes later with a copy.  We were thrilled.

The Friend - The GBY

The Friend

Back to the Princess of Wales Theater to see The Friend.  A sweet tearjerker based on the award winning Esquire essay, “The Friend: Love is Not a Big Enough Word,” by Matthew Teague.  Casey Affleck, Dakota Johnson and Jason Segal do a great job portraying a sweet couple and their best friend.   It’s an interesting look at how crisis affects people very differently.

Our Rating for “The Friend”

3.5 Cupcakes - The GBY

TIFF 2019 Q&A for “The Friend”


Coming Home Again - The GBY

Coming Home Again

After stopping at our apartment, we were back out to the TIFF LightBox to see Coming Home Again.  This Korean American movie has a surreal storyline and was not quite as we had anticipated.

Our Rating for “Coming Home Again”

2 Cupcakes - The GBY

TIFF 2019 Q&A for “Coming Home Again”


Saturday Fiction - The GBY

Saturday Fiction

The movie had a late start, so we hoofed it over to Osteria de Gepetto for a memorable dinner.  Our last screening of the day was at the Winter Garden Theater (it sits on top of the Elgin Theater).  Saturday Fiction is a black & white film with a nonlinear narrative that was a little confusing.  A thriller, but due to the two storylines and politics (Second Sino-Japanese War) we were a little puzzled by the action.

Our Rating for “Saturday Fiction”

3 Cupcakes - The GBY

TIFF Q&A for “Saturday Fiction”

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