Toronto opens with the unofficial Braveheart sequel/rebuttal that no one needed

“This year, we have one of the strongest lineups we’ve ever had.” That’s what Piers Handling, retiring director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival, told those of us in the audience at last night’s opening-night screening at the almost cathedral-like Princess Of Wales Theatre. It’s the kind of thing…

Saturday Night Live’s The Handmaid’s Tale reveals the banality of dudebro evil

Human action figure Chris Pine unexpectedly crooned his way through much of last night’s pretty delightful Saturday Night Live, but, in the show’s clever take on Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale, the current Captain Kirk and Wonder Woman boytoy embodied the plodding, unimaginative root of that dystopia’s evil. As one of a…