While I have seen a lot of movies I have enjoyed at TIFF this year, I have also seen a few that didn't hit the mark... including Kristin Scott Thomas's directorial debut, NORTH STAR. I always go into a movie wanting to love it, especially when it has some of my favorite actors. But NORTH… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: North Star
Director Mahalia Belo's THE END WE START FROM was one of my favorite movies screened at TIFF this year. Based on the novel by Megan Hunter, the film is an apocalyptic drama focused on new mother (Jodie Comer), her partner (Joel Fry), and their baby trying to escape London to get to his parents’ home in the… Continue reading Interview: Director Mahalia Belo for The End We Start From
I had a wickedly fun time with the enormous crowdpleaser WICKED LITTLE LETTERS, which has been my biggest surprise of the Festival. A period black comedy, this film is an absolute treat and a ton of fun, both in the darkly funny story and in the performances from Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley, and the rest… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Wicked Little Letters
Based off of the novel by Megan Hunter, THE END WE START FROM is another movie I have been anxiously awaiting and following since its production phase. As a huge fan of Jodie Comer's work, I knew to anticipate a tour de force in acting but nothing could have prepared me for her turn in… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: The End We Start From
No surprise, my most anticipated film of the year (and at TIFF) is Kate Winslet's epic WWII drama LEE. A passion project that Winslet has been developing for the last 8+ years, LEE is a stirring, emotional tribute to Lee Miller, an unsung legend in journalism whose work preserved an important era in history. Miller… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Lee
Anna Kendrick's directorial debut, WOMAN OF THE HOUR, is a phenomenal depiction of the infamous and shocking true crime story of serial killer Rodney Alcala's 1978 appearance on The Dating Game. But more than that, Kendrick uses the story as a backdrop to explore the enduring struggles faced by women, such as not being believed… Continue reading TIFF Movie Review: Woman of the Hour
So I know I am over a year late to the game on this, but when I watched JERRY AND MARGE GO LARGE and it resulted in me being a puddle of emotions, I knew I needed to add a quick review for it. I don't know about you, but I am totally the person… Continue reading Movie Review: Jerry and Marge Go Large
I am so excited that I am once again attending the Toronto International Film Festival! It is one of my favorite festivals, not only because it is the precursor for awards season, but because many of my most anticipated movies each year premiere here. It is exhilarating to be in those audiences that are seeing… Continue reading My Most Anticipated Movies at TIFF 2023!
I love when movies illuminate a topic I have never really thought deeply about before, and that is exactly what Netflix's incredible new documentary THE DEEPEST BREATH does. Directed by Laura McGann, this film focuses on the treacherous sport of free diving, which is considered the second most dangerous sport (after base jumping). As a… Continue reading Movie Review: The Deepest Breath
If the title of this article didn't already warn you, there are major spoilers ahead as I try to answer the biggest question coming out of MISSION IMPOSSIBLE DEAD RECKONING PART I... is Ilsa Faust really dead? Please read at your own discretion. I was not planning to write anything about MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: DEAD RECKONING… Continue reading Is Ilsa Faust Really Dead in Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning?