Movie Reviews

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Jagged’ is Bold Self-Reflexive Critique on the Artistry of Alanis Morissette

Something special happened in 1995 that changed the trajectory of how I saw women represented…

TIFF 2021 Review: Benedict Cumberbatch Is Magnificent in ‘The Electrical Life of Louis Wain’

Cats haven’t always been darling house pets. Their purpose in Victorian England was to catch…

TIFF 2021 Review: An Epic Adventure Awaits in Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

Last month I went to a special sneak peek presentation of Dune at my local…

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Lingui, the Sacred Bonds’ Examines a Woman’s Right to Choose

A woman’s right to choose is a global issue. On September 1, 2021, fueled by…

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Julia’ Takes a Look at the Savory Life of Julia Child

Julie Cohen and Betsy West’s latest documentary Julia takes an endearing look into the life…

TIFF 2021 Review: Edgar Wright Takes us on a Psychedelic Trip in ‘Last Night In Soho’

Director Edgar Wright (Baby Driver) has a knack for combining horror and humor. Last Night…

TIFF 2021 Review: The Story of an Icon in ‘Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over’

Dave Wooley and David Heilbroner’s documentary Dionne Warwick: Don’t Make Me Over is lovely. For…

TIFF 2021 Review: Riz Ahmed Shines in ‘Encounter’

When reading the plot for Encounter in the TIFF programming guide, it’s easy to see…

TIFF 2021 Review: Sci-Fi and Colonialism Collide in ‘Night Raiders’

Set in a future postwar dystopia, Night Raiders is more than a science fiction piece.…

TIFF 2021 Review: ‘Beba’ is Filmmaker Rebeca Huntt’s Introspective on Cultural Identity

If you had the opportunity to tell your story on film archived from old footage…