Saturday, Oct 01, 2022



Bruno Dumont's France is an interesting send-up of a fame-obsessed culture: Express at TIFF

September 18, 2021 8:40 pm

Fronted by Léa Seydoux, French director Dumont zooms in on his country’s media.

Ali and Ava and The Gravedigger’s Wife leave you smiling: Express at TIFF

September 17, 2021 6:51 pm

‘Ali and Ava’ and ‘The Gravedigger’s Wife’ were screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Coming-of-age drama Murina, Three Floors screened at TIFF

September 16, 2021 9:46 pm

The Toronto International Film Festival screened Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic’s debut feature Murina and Nanni Moretti’s Three Floors.

Express@TIFF: Young women propel Holler, Shiva Baby and Spring Blossom

June 29, 2021 2:17 pm

Amongst the several first-time features that stood out at this edition were Nicole Riegel’s Holler, Emma Seligman’s Shiva Baby, and Suzanne Lindon’s Spring Blossom. While different in tone and tenor, the focus of the films is on the young woman who is both at the centre of the narrative, and propels it.

Express@TIFF: From the disturbing New Order to the chilling Violation

June 29, 2021 2:14 pm

In Violation, one of the most chilling films I’ve seen, we see how simmering trauma between siblings, spouses, and other close family members, can result in pure, unadulterated horror.

Express@TIFF: Concrete Cowboy coasts on the real warmth of its characters

June 29, 2021 2:17 pm

We know how things will pan out, of course. But there’s freshness in the way Concrete Cowboy is written.

Express@TIFF: From the harrowing Quo Vadis, Aida to the heartbreaking Notturno

June 29, 2021 2:20 pm

Quo Vadis, Aida director Jasmila Zbanic draws a heartbreaking portrait of the horrors and futility of war. No one wins.

Express@TIFF: Summer of 85 is François Ozon in minor key

June 29, 2021 2:20 pm

Seduction has always been François Ozon’s thing, and how beautifully he does it in his best work. In this one, it keeps grabbing at us, but not always effectively.

Express@TIFF: Regina King’s One Night In Miami is a powerful film

June 29, 2021 2:17 pm

Kingsley Ben Adir turns in a wonderful performance, as does Eli Goree, jumping up and down with glee after knocking out his rival, Sonny Liston. The other acts are spot on, too.

Express@TIFF: From the cathartic The Ties to the charming Tove

June 29, 2021 2:16 pm

What lifts The Ties, which has travelled from the Venice Film Festival to Toronto, is in the way it shows that there is nothing black or white when two people cannot continue living with each other.