TIFF 2021: You Are Not My Mother

Image courtesy of TIFF You Are Not My Mother is a fantastic creepy yarn for Halloween frights. It’s days before Halloween and the Irish celebration Samhain in a Dublin neighbourhood. As the community prepares for the holiday, Charlotte or Char’s (Hazel Doupe) house is quiet. Char’s mom Angela (Carolyn Bracken), is lethargic and listless, sleeping... Continue Reading →

Dachra

For a debut feature, Abdelhamid Bouchnak presents Dachra, a stylish addition to the folk horror cannon.   Yasmine (Yasmine Dimassi), Belil (Belil Slatinia) and Walid (Aziz Jbali) are journalism students with a project due. Their professor wants a fresh and exclusive story, nothing run of the mill, and they have 15 days to complete it.... Continue Reading →

In Plain Sight: Brown Girl Begins

Afrofuturism is a term coined by cultural critic Mark Dery, but I tend to lean towards writer and filmmaker Ytasha Womack’s definition which states: “Whether through literature, visual arts, music, or grassroots organizing, Afrofuturists redefine culture and notions of blackness for today and the future. Both an artistic aesthetic and a framework for critical theory,... Continue Reading →

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