What to watch at TIFF 2020: The reviews

Our directory of reviews for the pared-down festival, ranked by N-rating

Here’s a cheat sheet to what to watch at TIFF 2020 – and what movies and TV shows NOW critics are liking, not liking and sorta-kinda liking.

The festival runs from September 10-19 and includes physical and digital screenings, interactive talks, Q&As and drive-in screenings. Only 50 features will be screened, along with five collections of shorts.

Keep checking back as we continue to watch and review films throughout. Below is our directory of TIFF 2020 reviews, ranked by N-rating. Go here for complete coverage.


David Byrne’s American Utopia (Spike Lee)

Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)


76 Days (Hao Wu, Weixi Chen, Anonymous)

Akilla’s Escape (Charles Officer)

Ammonite (Francis Lee)

Beans (Tracey Deer)

Enemies Of The State (Sonia Kennebeck)

Inconvenient Indian (Michelle Latimer)

The Inheritance (Ephraim Asili)

MLK/FBI (Sam Pollard)

The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (Joel Bakan, Jennifer Abbott)

New Order (Michel Franco)

No Ordinary Man (Aisling Chin-Yee, Chase Joynt)

One Night In Miami… (Regina King)

Trickster (Michelle Latimer)

Violation (Madeleine Sims-Fewer, Dusty Mancinelli)


The Best Is Yet To Come (Wang Jing)

Falling (Viggo Mortensen)

The Father (Florian Zeller)

Pieces Of A Woman (Kornél Mundruczó)

Shiva Baby (Emma Seligman)

A Suitable Boy (Mira Nair)

Summer Of 85 (François Ozon)

The Third Day (Marc Munden)

The Way I See It (Dawn Porter)


The Boy From Medellín (Matthew Heineman)

Concrete Cowboys (Ricky Staub)

Get The Hell Out (Tao Chu Li Fa Yuan)

Penguin Bloom (Glendyn Irvin)


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