Knocking

A traumatized woman looks for answers in the tense horror-thriller Knocking. Molly (Cecilia Miloccco) has spent the past year dealing with trauma. She's being discharged from the hospital's psychiatric ward and is trying to start her life again, but the loss of her partner Judith (Charlotta Åkerblom) puts a dark cloud over everything she does.... Continue Reading →

TIFF 2021: Petite Maman

Image courtesy of TIFF In the leafy childhood paradise of Céline Sciamma's Petite Maman, you'll discover one girl's journey to understanding and love. Nelly (Joséphine Sanz) is an eight-year-old girl helping to pack up her recently deceased grandmother's house. Nelly's mother (Nina Meurisse) is sad because of the loss, and grief makes her distant. One morning,... Continue Reading →

We Need to Do Something

A family trapped in the master bathroom of their suburban home wait for the horrors beyond the door in We Need to Do Something. Mel (Sierra McCormick) is a teen with a little brother Bobby (John James Cronin), mom Diane (Vinessa Shaw) and dad Robert (Pat Healy). When a nasty storm hits, the family head... Continue Reading →

Cinema Throwback: RAW at the Royal

Growing up is difficult for most. Learning who you are, what influences you, and nurture versus nature all factor in developing as a human being. When family secrets and dysfunction come into play, the “coming of age” process becomes much more complicated. Julia Ducournau’s film Raw takes these factors with a female perspective, creating a... Continue Reading →

Fantasia Film Festival 2020: Kriya

A night out at the club where the triumph of a sick DJ set and meeting a beautiful woman ends in a nightmare in Sidharth Srinivasan’s Kriya. Neel (Noble Luke) is a DJ who meets Sitara (Navjot Randhawa) after he plays at a nightclub. They are hot and heavy with each other, and Sitara decides... Continue Reading →

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