Fantasia Is Back For Its 27th Edition

Fantasia has announced their final wave of titles, so what better time for us to share the five movies we’re most excited for. FEMME After premiering earlier this year at Berlin International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best Feature Film and Best First Feature Award, Femme is having its North American premiere. The …

Transatlantic – Mini-series Review

This series is a work of fiction inspired by real people and real events. Marseille, France. 1940. Wealthy Chicago activist Mary Jayne Gold (Gillian Jacobs – Community, Invincible) is doing everything in her power to make sure that the US Government follows through with its promise to help as many WWII refugees as they can …

Inshallah A Boy – Film Review | Cannes 2023

Jordan’s very first film ever to premiere at Festival de Cannes, Inshallah A Boy, tells the story of Nawal (Mouna Hawa – In Between, A Gaza Weekend), a thirtysomething woman, who has recently lost her husband. Now she has to fight for her part of inheritance in order to save her daughter and home in …

Acidman – Film Review

Estranged for years from her reclusive father, Maggie (Dianna Agron – (Shiva Baby, Glee) succeeds in tracking him down. To her surprise Lloyd’s (Thomas Haden Church – Spider-Man: No Way Home, Divorce) been trying to make first contact with the lights he has been monitoring in the night sky for quite some time. In an …

Swarm – TV Series Review

With Swarm, Janine Nabers and Donald Glover (both writers on Atlanta) have created a series so unconventional yet timely it’ll speak to an entire generation. It’s a story so surreal, you start to believe it’s real, and perhaps some of it even is. I found myself pausing certain episodes and Googling specific events, because I …

Das Lehrerzimmer (The Teachers’ Lounge) – Film Review | Berlinale 2023

When one of her students is suspected of theft, teacher Carla Nowak (Leonie Benesch – The Crown, Babylon Berlin) decides to get to the bottom of the matter. Caught between her ideals and the school system, the consequences of her actions threaten to break her. With Das Lehrerzimmer, Ilker Çatak directs his most accessible film, …

Happy FKN Sunshine – Film Review

Small town Canadian life is boring, but when the town mill goes on strike to fight the man, and everyone is out of work, things get tense. Quiet Will (Matt Close) fixes to put a band together to fill the void of his lonely days, with his sister Ronnie (Mattea Brotherton) acting as manager. Lead …

Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody – Film Review

Ten years after the tragic passing of vocal legend Whitney Houston, Sony Pictures and the writer behind the Academy Award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody, fittingly release a biopic covering the highs and lows of the most celebrated Black artist in music history. Kasi Lemmons (Eve’s Bayou) directs a by the numbers biopic that surprisingly isn’t afraid to …

Bones of Crows – Film Review | TIFF 2022

Montreal, 1942 World War II is well underway in Europe. The day he is put on a train to go fight in London, Adam (Phillip Lewitski) marries Aline (Grace Dove) moments before they are separated. Aline goes back to work as a Morse code operator. After graduating from the academy, she is sent over to …

Luxembourg, Luxembourg – Film Review | La Biennale di Venezia 2022

Based on an important event in director Antonio Lukich’s life, Luxembourg, Luxembourg tells the story of twin brothers Kolya & Vasya setting out on a journey to see their long-absent father, who’s found sick in Luxembourg, one last time. Everyone has a different bond with their parents, but when a parent leaves early on in …