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TIFF 2020 Review: Wildfire

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

Sibling relationships are rarely simple.  Such is the case for Kelly (Nika McGuigan) and Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone), sisters close in age,...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Beans

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

Coming of age tales are popular, yet common, stories on the big screen.  What can often set them apart, is context and such is the case...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Violation

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in All, Film, Reviews, thriller | 0 comments

“Just kill it, it’s only going to bite you later on.” Words spoken early in Violation haunt the film that follows, a...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Shadow in the Cloud – “You’re in for a wild ride”

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in action, All, Film, Headline, horror, Reviews, war | 0 comments

NOTE: the following review contains ‘spoilers’ about the type of monster in this film. You’ll find out in the first 30...

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TIFF 2020 Review: New Order

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

Unapologetically violent, blatantly graphic and unrelentingly bleak, New Order is not for the faint of heart.  Directed by Michel Franco,...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Another Round – “A tragic comedy”

Posted by on Sep 15, 2020 in All, comedy, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

There is a Norwegian psychologist, Finn Skårderud, who claims that humans are born with a blood alcohol level that is 0.05% too low.  He...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Nomadland – “Will stay with you long after watching”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

Empire, a small town in Nevada, relied completely on a gypsum sheetrock plant for its survival.  Its shutdown during the recession meant...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Penguin Bloom

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

On a family vacation to Thailand in 2013, the Blooms appear to be making every second count – surfing, strolling the markets,...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Enemies of the State

Posted by on Sep 13, 2020 in All, documentary, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

The opening of the new documentary Enemies of the State begins with an Oscar Wilde quote from The Importance of being Earnest: The truth...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Shiva Baby

Posted by on Sep 12, 2020 in All, comedy, Film, Headline, Reviews | 0 comments

They say to write what you know, and Canadian filmmaker Emma Seligman did that just with her confident debut feature, the dark comedy...

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