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Video Blog: 12 Years A Slave, Parkland And Other Toronto Film Festival Highlights

Welcome, students. The topic of today’s Toronto International Film Festival “lesson” is history. Slavery, presidential assassinations and the vicious living conditions in P.O.W. camps are dissected in 12 Years a Slave, Parkland and The Railway Man, respectively. I was lucky enough to see all three here at TIFF, and I’m catching you up on them below.

One of them, I’m interested in seeing again, and soon. One of them, I’m not sure I’ll ever be able to watch again, no matter how good it is. The third one was … good, but too modest to make much of a splash in this busy festival setting. Find out how these three star-studded TIFF films shook out in our latest video blog from the heart of Canada:

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Sean O'Connell
Sean O'Connell

Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. He's frequently found on Twitter at @Sean_OConnell. ReelBlend cohost. A movie junkie who's Infatuated with comic-book films. Helped get the Snyder Cut released, then wrote a book about it.