Category Archives: Reviews

September 24

Day#1 Of TIFF – Thurs., Sept.8th, 2022

To start off TIFF 2022, media and guests were invited to the Press & Programmer Breakfast. It took place September 8th from 9am – 10:30am at Soluna on Queen St.  TIFF22-Paris Memories Poignant film of the beauty that can arise from tragedy. Paris, the city of light, known for its beauty in its architecture, art […]

September 23

Day#2 Of TIFF-Fri.,Sept.9th,2022

Our first stop for the day was to view the film Beauty And The Bloodshed. FILMMAKER LAURA POITRAS CHRONICLES THE LIFE AND WORK OF FAMED ARTIST NAN GOLDIN, INCLUDING HER PROTESTS AGAINST THE SACKLER FAMILY AND THEIR COMPANY PURDUE PHARMA, MAKER OF OXYCONTIN. The majority of people who’ve been affected directly or indecently by drug […]

September 23

Day#10 Of TIFF-Sat.,Sept.17th,2022

It was the second last of TIFF and we had 2 screeners to view for day#10 After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans

Set in post-World War II Arizona, The Fabelmans follows Sammy Fabelman from age seven to eighteen, as he discovers his love of film and discovering a shattering family secret. Gabriel LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver plays the central role of Sammy in the Steven Spielberg film. Mitzi Fabelman shares her son’s love for the arts, as she’s […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – The Return of Tanya Tucker

After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a comeback and a tour to resurrect her career. THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER follows Tanya’s interesting, […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – HUNT-From Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae

Hunt is a exciting shoot ’em up and brawler action movie, with undertones of an espionage mystery. The directorial debut from  Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae, who also stars, is set during the 1980’s as tensions between North and South Korea mount. In South Korea, government agents are attempting to expose the identity of a mole nicknamed […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – Moonage Daydream, a Tribute to David Bowie

Director Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream is his new film tribute to David Bowie. The filmmaker was granted unprecedented access to Bowie’s personal archives, combing through roughly millions of video footage, photography, and visual art that Bowie created over the years—and piecing them into a fragmented narrative. It took years to film this unconventional documentary. The […]

September 21

TIFF 2022 – While We Watched

The film by Vinay Shukla is a powerful and new must see: WHILE WE WATCHED, shows a sense of hope in a uncertain time for journalists and media. WHILE WE WATCHED is documentary about broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar of India’s NDTV, and a newsroom drama that showcases what it’s like being an Indian TV personnel, with the film […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues

Drawing on Louis Armstrong’s audio diaries, documentarian Sacha Jenkins (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men) revisits the music and reappraises the politics of the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer. Louis Armstrong had kept recorded audio diaries of himself that reveal a different side of his personality than the showman on camera. Those tapes play a […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Maya and the Waves

In Maya and the Wave, we follow Maya Gabeira on a quest to break a world surfing record in the Portuguese town of Nazaré, known for its amazing waves. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful countries and the art of surfing. A two thumbs up to the videographer. Filmmaker Stephanie Johnes […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 Daniel Radcliff stars in WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY

Daniel Radcliffe dons “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Hawaiian shirts and accordion in Eric Appel’s infectiously entertaining and hyperbolic biopic about the legendary parody songsmith. If Al Yankovic has parodied your song, you know it’s a great honor and you’ve made it to the big time. Weird is co-written and produced by Al Yankovic himself, so if […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 Beauty and the Bloodshed-

Filmmaker Laura Poitras chronicles the life and work of famed artist Nan Goldin, including her protests against the Sackler family and their company Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin. The majority of people who’ve been affected directly or indecently by drug addiction is a long and troubling history. Beauty and the Bloodshed is a documentary film […]

September 02

EH! Comedy Tour Visits Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec

EH!Comedy Tour Teams Up With The  I’m Your Sugar Daddy Tour Featuring  Neema Nazeri, Andrew Packer and Marc-Anthony Sinagoga Fresh from a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe, EH! Comedy Tour returns to Canada September 4-October 22 to team up with theI’m Your Sugar Daddy Tour with dates in Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, British Columbia and Quebec. This exciting stand up comedy […]

August 26

Icarus Films Announces theNorth American Theatrical Release ofMY IMAGINARY COUNTRY

The Latest Film by Master DocumentarianPatricio Guzmán Is an Urgent and Inspiring Chronicleof How a Popular Uprising Sparked Deep Political Change The Cannes Film Festival Official SelectionOpens September 23 at the IFC Center in NYC,September 30 in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles,and San Francisco ** Filmmaker Available for Select Interviews**** NYC Press Screening TBA **Icarus Films is proud to announce the North American theatrical […]

August 22

Premiere Documentary KING ON SCREEN focused on Stephen King’s Adapted Work for Cinema and TV.

King on Screen (Yellow Veil Pictures)Los Angeles/ New York–  Yellow Veil Pictures have acquired world sales rights to Daphné Baiwir’s feature documentary KING ON SCREEN. The documentary, approved by Stephen King, will premiere at Fantastic Fest in September, with more festivals to be announced throughout the fall. In 1976, Brian de Palma directed Carrie, the first […]