Category: Film

TIFF 2019: ‘Blow The Man Down’ Puts The Ladies on Equal Ground

Blow The Man Down is an unexpected delight of nefarious life lessons in small town USA. While grieving for the loss of their mother in small town Easter Cove, Maine, the Connolly sisters (Sophie Lowe & Morgan Saylor) suddenly find…

Can Terminator: Dark Fate Perform in the Current Film Industry?

Over the last few years, and as a result of increased competition, the film industry has suffered. Although popular titles such as Avengers: Endgame and The Lion King have produced record-breaking numbers, for the most part – and other franchises such as John Wick have had success…

The Art of Self-Defense Is a Searing Satire of Toxic Masculinity

Much has been written in recent years about toxic masculinity, that brand of “manliness” built on aggression, entitlement, and a generous side of sexism. Those of us who took Gender Studies 101 in university are familiar with Judith Butler’s theory…

‘Yesterday’ is a Hard Day’s Watch

The Beatles deserved better than Yesterday. Despite the indelible song catalogue that fills the movie from beginning to end, director Danny Boyle has delivered a music industry fable that reduces the audience’s intelligence to embarrassing lows. The story of the…

‘Peterloo’ Highlights The Cold Reality of Class Warfare

Wars tend to keep going, long after our soldiers have come home… Writer/Director Mike Leigh returns with Peterloo; an undeniably fascinating piece of bloody history that is compelling to watch but tries too hard to play like a Shakespearean tragedy…

Addicted to Non-Fiction at Hot Docs 2019

It has been said that documentaries serve as a powerful platform that brings important topics to the table – sparking discussion, and sometimes, even social movements. Consequently, seeing these experiences through the dedicated work of filmmakers helps put ourselves in…