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The Inspection – TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: A young, gay Black man, rejected by his mother and with few options for his future, decides to join the Marines, doing whatever it takes to succeed in a system that would cast him aside. Director: Elegance Bratton Stars: Jeremy Pope, Gabrielle Union, Raul...

The End of Sex – TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: A couple feeling the pressures of parenting and adulthood, send their kids to winter camp for the first time and embark on a series of sexual adventures to reinvigorate their relationship.Director: Sean GarrityStars: Emily Hampshire, Jonas Chernick, Gray...

The Banshees of Inisherin – TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: Two lifelong friends find themselves at an impasse when one abruptly ends their relationship, with alarming consequences for both of them. Director: Martin McDonagh Stars: Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson, Kerry Condom, Barry Keoghan Martin McDonagh has been...

Sidney – TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: Follow the real life story of Sidney Poitier, the Oscar winner of 1964.Director: Reginald Hudlin When I think of the ‘big-time’ movie stars walking the planet right now, I tend to think of people like Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, AL Pacino, Denzel...

Brother – TIFF Movie Review

It seems fitting to have Clement Virgo debut a film at the Toronto International Film Festival. After all, the majority, if not all, of his projects have debuted at TIFF. In Brother he has adapted the novel from David Chariandy and brought it to the screen. This film...

Smile – Movie Review

Synopsis: After witnessing a bizarre, traumatic incident involving a patient, Dr. Rose Cotter starts experiencing frightening occurrences that she can't explain. Rose must confront her troubling past in order to survive and escape her horrifying new reality.Director:...

Bros – TIFF Movie Review

  Synopsis: Two men with commitment problems attempt a relationship.Director: Nicholas StollerStars: Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane, Kristin Chenoweth One of the things being discussed with this film is that it is the first gay romantic comedy released by a major...

Clerks 3 – Movie Review

Synopsis: Dante, Elias, and Jay and Silent Bob are enlisted by Randal after a heart attack to make a movie about the convenience store that started it all.Director: Kevin SmithStars: Jeff Anderson, Brian O’Halloran, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, Trevor Fehrman Kevin Smith...

Blonde – Movie Review

Synopsis: A fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe. Director: Andrew Dominik Stars: Ana de Armas, Lily Fisher, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale The first time I saw Ana de Armas on screen it was in the film Knock Knock. The film wasn’t critically...

Bandit – Movie Review

Synopsis: After escaping a Michigan prison, a charming career criminal assumes a new identity in Canada and goes on to rob a record 59 banks and jewellery stores while being hunted by a police task force. Based on the story of The Flying Bandit. Director: Allan Ungar...

Don’t Worry Darling – Movie Review

Synopsis: A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.Director: Olivia WildeStars: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan There...

On the Come Up- TIFF Movie Review

On the Come Up- TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: Story centers on 16-year-old Bri, who wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Facing controversies and with an eviction notice staring down her family, Bri doesn't just want to make it, she has to make it. Director: Sanaa Latham Stars: Sanaa...

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story- TIFF Movie Review

Synopsis: Explores every facet of Yankovic's life, from his meteoric rise to fame with early hits like 'Eat It' and 'Like a Surgeon' to his torrid celebrity love affairs and famously depraved lifestyle. Director: Eric Appel Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Evan Rachel Wood...

Pinocchio – Movie Review

Synopsis: A live-action adaptation of Disney’s Pinocchio. Directed by: Robert Zemeckis Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Tom Hanks. Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Cynthia Erivo, Keegan-Michael, Key Once again Tom Hanks collaborates with the man that directed his second...

Galaxy Warriors – Movie Review

Synopsis: The eighties live again in this loving homage to the sci-fi movies of the era. In Galaxy Warriors, A bounty hunter must find her missing sister. This leads the hunter and her partner to become prisoners in an intergalactic prison planet for women, where...

Waiting for Bojangles – Movie Review

Synopsis: A young boy, Gary, lives with his eccentric parents and an exotic bird in a Parisian apartment - each night, Camille and Georges dance lovingly to their favorite song, Mr Bojangles. At home, there is only room for fun, fantasy and friends. But as...

Donna – Movie Review

Synopsis: An intimate and candid portrait of the inspiring trans activist, artist and performer Donna Personna. It follows her journey to live authentically as herself and to reconnect with her family. Director: Jay Bedwani Stars: Donna Personna I’ve always believed...

Beast – Movie Review

Synopsis: A father and his two teenage daughters find themselves hunted by a massive rogue lion intent on proving that the Savanna has but one apex predator. Director: Baltasar Kormakur Stars: Idris Elba, Sharlto Copley, Leah Jeffries, Iyana Halley I love lions. This...