BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘The Carter Effect’

BGN at TIFF 2017 reviews the UNINTERRUPTED film The Carter Effect. The Carter Effect is a documentary directed by Sean Menard and is an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film features appearances from Steve Nash, Director X, David Stern, and global megastar Drake, with Drake and Lebron James as Executive Producers. This...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart’

Documentary filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain explores the life of the famed and world renown playwright and Black activist Lorraine Hansberry in the new documentary Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart.  Hansberry is best known for her work in her landmark play A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry is the first Black woman to put on a...

BGN TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Black Cop’

BGN at TIFF 2017 reviews the film Black Cop. Black Cop is a drama and political satire directed by Cory Bowles which is an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Ronnie Rowe Jr., Sophia Walker, Lanette Ware, Ambyr Dunn, Taylor Olson, Christian Murray, Sébastien Labelle, and Emmanuel John. This feature film follows...

BGN #127 I TIFF 2017 & Between Lost and Found

Segment 1: Artistic Director for the Toronto International Film Festival, Cameron Bailey chats about his role this year at TIFF and what exciting films are in store for attendees. Hosted by: Jacqueline and Lauren Segment 2: Documentary Programmer for TIFF, Thom Powers discusses the latest documentary subjects coming out of this year's festival. Hosted by: Carolyn Segment 3:...

The Water Phoenix

Written by Carolyn Hinds  The Water Phoenix is the story of Anya, a mermaid trapped in a familiar yet foreign environment. Discovering the man she fell in love with is about to betray her, Anya decides her destiny is hers to control. Will she be able to claim it in time? A passion project years in...

Review : Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

*WARNING! This post contains spoilers* When the first trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets dropped, I was so hype to see the film. With The Fifth Element director Luc Besson at the helm, I had such high hopes. It looked like the weird si-fi action comedy my summer needed. Turns out that is...

Watch a New Animated Short for Pixar’s Coco

Written By: Carolyn Hinds Since its inception in 1986, Pixar has created some of the most emotionally moving animated films ever. From its first short, Luxor Jr., the story of a little lamp discovering his ability to interact with a ball, to mega hits such as 1995's Toy Story, Pixar has taken viewers into worlds...

BGN Film Review: Okja

Okja is the story of a young girl named Mija (Seo-Hyn Ahn) and the heroic efforts she makes to save her beloved super-pig Okja, who is kidnapped from their home in the mountains of South Korea. Okja is taken by representatives of the Mirando Corporation, headed by its extremely plastic-looking CEO Lucy Mirando (Tilda...

BGN Review: Transformers: The Last Knight

Oh, where do I begin? Shall I start with expressing how, in all my years, I’ve never been so tempted to leave a movie theater? Shall I start by saying this franchise needs to die a death quicker than the run time of its movies or should I start by saying what on earth...

BGN Film Review: ‘Get Out’

I beseech anyone reading this review to avoid the trailer for Get Out at all costs. It’s not just because of spoilers – although it is overridden with them – but mainly because it doesn’t trust its story in the same way that the finished product on the screen does. The same could be...