TIFF 2021: Saloum

With a mix of horror and western genres, Jean Luc Herbulot's Saloum spotlights unlikely heroes, traditional beliefs and a whole lotta action to grace any film fanatic's eyeballs. Chaka (Yann Gael), Raffa (Roger Sallah), and Minuit (Mentor Ba) are a trio called the Bangui's Hyenas. These mercenaries clean up for the military in 2003, during... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: To Kill The Beast

Image courtesy of TIFF Agustina San Martin mesmerizes with unknown dangers and the power of one girl's self-discovery. Emilia (Tamara Rocca) is searching for her missing brother Mateo. After their mother's death, he hasn’t responded to her calls, so she travels to the remote town where he lives, on the border of Argentina and Brazil.... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Encounter

A man fears for the well-being of his sons in Encounter. Malik (Riz Ahmed) is an ex-navy seal who is on a different kind of mission. He has been researching extraterrestrial parasitic organisms that take over humans through insects, and worried about his sons Jay (Lucian-River Chauhan) and Bobby (Aditya Geddada), decides to rescue them... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Beba

Image courtesy of TIFF A young Afro-Latina woman filmmaker examines her life in four parts in Beba. Rebeca “Beba” Huntt is an artist and filmmaker who documents 8 years of archival film on her life with a Black Dominican father and a light-skinned Venezuelan mother. She goes back to how they met, the sacrifices they... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Attica

Image courtesy of TIFF Dog Day Afternoon was my introduction to Attica. Al Pacino shouting "Attica, Attica!" in that memorable scene, referring to a riot I knew nothing about in my younger years.  In the new Showtime documentary Attica, director Stanley Nelson speaks to former prisoners who survived the rebellion that September 1971, those who... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Scarborough

Image Courtesy of TIFF A neighbourhood in Toronto is the center of the universe for three young kids in Scarborough. Bing (Liam Diaz), Sylvie (Essence Fox), and Laura (Anna Claire Beitel) are three kids growing up in a low-income neighbourhood in Scarborough, an east-end area in Toronto. Their situations are all different: Bing, a Filipino... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: The Gravedigger’s Wife

Image courtesy of TIFF The Gravedigger's Wife is an uplifting family drama that's sure to win over any audience. Guled (Omar Abdi) is a gravedigger devoted to his wife, Nasra (Yasmin Warsame). She suffers from a kidney infection that gets progressively worse, and Guled is desperate to make money for her treatment. They have a... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Quickening

Image courtesy of TIFF Quickening covers a unique experience within a range of Canadian films documenting children of immigrants growing up in two worlds, and Haya Waseem’s feature debut firmly places itself in this realm. Sheila (Arooj Azeem), the eldest of three children, is a performing arts major at university. Her protective mother, Aliya (Bushra... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Mlungu Wam (Good Madam)

In Mlungu Wam (Good Madam), archaic ideals take on a nightmarish role for a woman and her family. Tsidi (Chumisa Cosa) is estranged from her extended family after her grandmother dies. She leaves the family home to stay with her mother, Mavis (Nosipho Mtebe), a maid for an ailing, rich white woman named Diane (Jennifer... Continue Reading →

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