Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com A powerful, if not confused, depiction of the attitudes many Turkish citizens have toward Syrian refugees, Saf centres around a naive Kamil (Erol Afsin) who is in desperate need for a job. He does eventually find one, but it involves… Continue Reading “TIFF 2018: SAF”
Somewhat posing as a mystery/thriller film, A Simple Favor could have been a disaster if it took itself seriously. Thankfully, it realises the slight silliness of its plot, and as such the twists and turns the film takes are often darkly humourous, aided by… Continue Reading “A SIMPLE FAVOR ”
Searching will instantly seem jarring. The first thing we see is a computer desktop screen, as the father David looks at photos of his daughter Margot and his dead wife Pamela. The death of Pamela seems to have happened about five years previous. It… Continue Reading “SEARCHING ”
Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Mental illness is often hard to depict in a realistic fashion. There are only a handful of examples where it is treated with respect and dignity without exaggerating for the sake of entertainment. Often films that broach the topic, for… Continue Reading “TIFF 2018: BLIND SPOT”
Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Cielo roughly translates into sky, skies or heaven in Spanish. It is an apt title for a documentary about what we see when we look up at the vastness of the universe. City dwellers will certainly be amazed by some… Continue Reading “TIFF 2018: CELIO”
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