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TIFF 2020: Penguin Bloom Review

TIFF 2020 – Penguin Bloom Review

 |  Brendan Frye
While Naomi Watts delivers a captivating performance, it can’t save Penguin Bloom from feeling much more than a shallow family film that oozes wasted potential.
TIFF 2020 -  Concrete Cowboy Review 1

TIFF 2020 – Concrete Cowboy Review

 |  Shakyl Lambert
With solid performances across the whole cast, Concrete Cowboy is a grounded, authentic tribute to a subculture wrongfully ignored by history.
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TIFF 2020 – Wolfwalkers Review

 |  Brendan Frye
Wolfwalkers proves the true craft Cartoon Saloon have on offer, and stands as one of the best films from TIFF and potentially the best animated film of 2020.
TIFF 2020: Violation Review

TIFF 2020 – Violation (2020) Review

 |  Brendan Frye
A wonderfully realized work of revenge horror that captures the dread, anxiety, and isolation of assault; it is just a shame odd structural choices hold Violation back from greatness.
Toronto International Film Festival Looking at Other Presentation Options Amid COVID-19 2

Toronto International Film Festival Looking at Other Presentation Options Amid COVID-19

 |  Clement Goh
Toronto International Film Festival organizers are staying committed to having some form of the event as the COVID-19 pandemic adds uncertainty in public gatherings. According to Variety, the event didn’t follow others in cancelling an original date in September and its team is looking at virtual options for audiences. Its annual event could also bring […]
TIFF 2019: Surviving the Pit 1

TIFF 2019: Surviving the Pit

 |  Brendan Frye
Rich in lore and social messaging, The Platform is a film that despite its relatively simple concept is hard to ignore. Recently shown at TIFF 2019, this Spanish film from first-time director Galder Gaztelu-Urrutia is a visual spectacle that uses a minimalistic aesthetic to a masterful degree.
TIFF 2019 Interview: The Terrors of the Sea 6

TIFF 2019 Interview: The Terrors of the Sea

 |  Brendan Frye
The ocean is a wondrous place, filled with possibilities. It feels endless, with depths most humans cannot even comprehend. It is within this setting that Neasa Hardiman set her new film, Sea Fever, a down to earth story that focuses on a crew as they uncover something unknowable, awe-inspiring, and utterly terrifying.
Recent Interview for ‘The Lighthouse’ Details Process and Complexity of Shoot 1

Recent Interview for ‘The Lighthouse’ Details Process and Complexity of Shoot

 |  Brendan Frye
Director Robert Eggers is slated to bring his most recent film The Lighthouse to wide release this week and in preparation for this, he has been doing a series of interviews, that gives us a better look at the complexity and work that went into this film.
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review

TIFF 2019 – Jojo Rabbit (2019) Review

 |  Brendan Frye
Satire can be a tricky beast. On one hand, it can be used to poke fun and feel back the veneer of hate-filled ideology. On the other hand, it can miss the mark, making for an uncomfortable watch. Thankfully, Taika Waititi‘s Jojo Rabbit manages to dance the line, making for an often irreverent but overall […]
TIFF Announces Winners of the 2019 Festival 1

TIFF Announces Winners of the 2019 Festival

 |  Liam Ferguson
The 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival has wrapped, and we’re here to wrap up the list of award-winners.


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