Category Archive: Film Festivals

TIFF 2018: SAF

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… Continue reading

TIFF 2018: BLIND SPOT

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… Continue reading

Insect (Hymz) [2018]

This is the last film from Czech director Jan Svankmajer, and he exits the world of film in a typically weird way, much like his first feature film which was a very creepy… Continue reading

HOT DOCS: ARTEMIO [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Artemio manages to both be an incredibly natural feeling documentary, one where the fourth wall is rarely if ever broken, and a film that fails to deliver the message… Continue reading

HOT DOCS: GURRUMUL [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com Music is a universal language. The art of Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, born blind, is more than music; his voice speaks to everyone despite the language barrier, it transcends everything… Continue reading

HOT DOCS: LOVE, SCOTT [2018]

An incredible story that is hard not to be moved by, Love, Scott is a raw look into the life of Scott Jones who was attacked because of his sexual orientation and consequently… Continue reading

HOT DOCS: THE ACCOUNTANT OF AUSCHWITZ [2018]

Originally written for Cinemaaxis.com The Accountant of Auschwitz is a well executed, eye-opening documentary. Oskar Gröning was a Nazi soldier whose job was to take the possessions of all the prisoners that were… Continue reading

HALLOWEEN IS HERE!: THE WITCH [2015]

Directed and Written by Robert Eggers Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, Harvey Scrimshaw I feel like I can’t come up with the right words to describe this incredible movie, but I’ll… Continue reading

HIGHLY STRUNG [2015]

Directed by Scott Hicks Written by Scott Hicks Highly Strung takes a deep dive into the world of stringed instruments, those who play them, and those who put all their effort in creating… Continue reading

AFFF: THE MEASURE OF A MAN (La loi du marché) [2015]

Directed by Stéphane Brizé Written by Stéphane Brizé , Olivier Gorce Starring: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller The opening scene of this social commentary is depressingly familiar to me, as main… Continue reading