The Guilty: TIFF ’21 Review

The Guilty, directed by Antoine Fuqua, is an American remake of a 2018 Danish film of the same name. With a screenplay written by Nic Pizzolatto and the original screenplay by Gustav Möller and Emil Nygaard Albertsen, the film follows Joe Baylor (Jake Gyllenhaal), assigned to 911 dispatch pending a trial, as he races against time to save a kidnapped woman who calls in. Despite copaganda elements, The Guilty is a fraught, riveting movie with dynamic acting and overarching themes of systemic issues, provided you haven’t seen the original.

Aloners: TIFF ’21 Capsule Review

Jina (Gong Seung-Yeon) lives an isolated life but begins to reevaluate when her neighbor dies. Despite the sadness in Aloners, there’s a hopeful note that gently plays as gradual change ripples outward, like a pebble thrown in still waters.