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TIFF Long Take - Ep. 98: What we’re looking forward to in 2019

A look into the most anticipated titles of the new year

Jan 2, 2019

This week on TIFF Long Take, Rob and Geoff chat with some of the smartest people in the business to find out what film and television projects we should be looking forward to in the coming year.

First, Vanity Fair’s K. Austin Collins calls in to talk about some of this year’s Hollywood films, including James Gray’s Ad Astra, Steven Soderbergh's High Flying Birds, and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Then TIFF International Programmer Jane Schoettle drops by to discuss upcoming international films such as Robert Connolly’s The Dry, Sebastian Schipper’s Roads, and the anthology film Vai from producers Kerry Warkia and Kiel McNaughton (Waru).

TIFF and Hot Docs programmer Dorota Lech also calls in to talk about documentary film in 2019, touching on Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang’s One Child Nation, Tim Travers Hawkins’ Chelsea Manning doc, and Brett Story’s The Hottest August.

And finally, Rolling Stone’s chief TV critic, Alan Sepinwall, joins us to talk about the return of Deadwood, as well as other new series like HBO’s Watchmen, FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, and Netflix’s Russian Doll.


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