Movie Reviews

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…

TIFF 2021 Review: See the Human Side of Vampires in Blaine Thurier’s ‘Kicking Blood’

Kicking Blood isn’t the typical vampire story. Written and directed by Blaine Thurier (Low Self-Esteem…

TIFF 2021 Review: Ruth Paxton’s Psychological Horror ‘A Banquet’ Invades the Senses

Warning: Film has depictions of disordered eating, force feeding, and suicide. Feature directorial debut from…

TIFF 2021 Review: Suspend Belief in Agustina San Martín’s Tropical Gothic ‘To Kill the Beast’

Argentine filmmaker Agustina San Martín makes her feature directorial debut with To Kill the Beast…

TIFF 2021 Review: Stanley Nelson’s ‘Attica’ Examines the Lifeblood of Injustice

Located about 250 miles from New York City in a small town in upstate New…