Category Archives: Reviews

September 22

Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine @ TIFF 2021

A “rock n’ roll machine” who split up at the height of their careers during a run from the late 1970s through to the ’80s, the power trio from Toronto consisting of drummer-singer Moore, singer-guitarist Rik Emmett, and bassist-keyboardist Mike Levine defined an era of straight ahead Rock n’ Roll with hits including; ”Rocky Mountain […]

September 22

Jockey @TIFF 2021

Aging jockey Jackson Silva (Clifton Collins Jr.) is forced to come to terms with the limitations of his body’s deterioration from years of working through injuries, struggling to train for the final championship of his career. Longtime trainer and sometime friend Ruth (Molly Parker) lends a sympathetic ear and a sought-after horse to increase his […]

September 22

SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM.Directed by Nefise Özkal LorentzenProduced by Jørgen LorentzenFeaturing the Outspoken and Fierce Seyran AteşOpening October 1st at Laemmle GlendaleWith San Francisco and New York to Follow

She is bold. She is fierce.  She is love. Meet Seyran Ateş!Discover the life and work of Muslim feminist and human rights activist Seyran Ateş through the acclaimed film SEYRAN ATES: SEX, REVOLUTION AND ISLAM. The documentary, directed by Nefise Özkal Lorentzen, opens October 1st at the Laemmle Glendale and other cities including San Francisco and New York to follow. In the 1960s, the hippies […]

September 20

ONE SECOND @ TIFF 2021

Toronto International Film Festival 2021TIFF21 Closing Film ONE SECOND     by  Sally Warburton We can’t believe TIFF21 is over!!  The last day for TIFF21 was Saturday, September 18. TIFF’s Joana Vicente introduced the film and greeted the audience sharing the joy of having a successful TIFF21. The last film was Zhang Yimou’s “One Second”.  […]

September 20

THE GOOD HOUSE @ TIFF 2021

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival 2021 #TIFF21   Film THE GOOD HOUSE    by Sally Warburton The beautiful Roy Thomson Hall was one of the main screening venues for TIFF21 films. A long awaited film release is that of THE GOOD HOUSE starring Sigourney Weaver and Kevin Kline. Audience members were thrilled to have Sigourney Weaver […]

September 20

THE FLEE @ TIFF 2021

TIFF Toronto International Film Festival 2021 #TIFF21  Film THE FLEE by Sally Warburton Events are starting to open up again and one of the main Toronto events is the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF takes place every year in September. This year the TIFF team planned very creatively to offer a variety of film screening venues […]

September 16

Young Voices Toronto presents Conversations A New Choral Concept Album Out October 15, 2021 

Young Voices Toronto is proud to announce that their new children’s choir album Conversations will be released on October 15, 2021. Performed by the Encore ensemble of Young Voices Toronto, choristers aged 12-18 explore themes that have arisen as a result of COVID-19 pandemic response across eight carefully chosen tracks. Conversations was created with artistic guidance and collaboration from Ontario’s first […]

September 14

Oscar Peterson: Black+White @TIFF 2021

Born in Montreal, Quebec- Oscar Peterson rose to prominence with his influential piano playing. Barry Avrich’s celebration of the musician, Oscar Peterson: Black + White, charts Peterson’s rise to prominence and his legendary musicianship . Interviewing lifelong friends, relatives, and some of his legion of fans — from Quincy Jones to Billy Joel, who was […]

September 13

Dionne Warrick-Don’t Make Me Over @ TIFF 2021

Rising up to the top and losing it all, the ups and downs of her life, career and calling her own “shots “! Walk On By,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Do You Know the Way to San Jose” — are regarded as definitive. Her activist work for the Black and LGBTQ communities has had […]

September 12

Dear Evan Hansen. @TIFF 2021

The acclaimed Dear Evan Hansen, from stage production to the big screen, is a story of adolescence and awkwardness. High school student Evan Hansen struggles with his problems of social anxiety and with the guidance of his psychiatrist, tries something different to deal with his life by writing letters to himself about what is positive […]

September 11

Vengeance is Mine, All Others Pay Cash!@TIFF 2021 !

Not your run-of-the-mill martial arts story, Vengeance is Mine takes place in 1989 Indonesia as the setting for martial artists, a romance between an impotent “hit man” brawler, a female mafia bodyguard, and a ghost story. Based on Indonesian author Eka Kurniawan’s novel and directed by Edwin, Vengeance is Mine is a great throwback to the days […]

September 07

CineFAM Film Festival “5 Years of Limitless Imagination’’ – October 23rd-24th,2021.

CineFAM Film Festival celebrates its 5th year October 23rd-24th, 2021.  The number 5 represents curiosity, freedom, and change. The festival theme, ”5 Years of Limitless Imagination” embodies this.  CineFAM was established in 2016 by award winning filmmaker and Academy member, Frances Anne Solomon.  CineFam Film Festival introduces audiences around the globe to bold and original stories by women and non-binary creators of colour.  This year’s list of events and films are […]

September 03

LA-Based, French-American Psych Pop Duo Pearl & The Oysters to Release Flowerland LP on Chicago’s Feeltrip Records Sept 3rd

LA-Based, French-American Psych Pop Duo Pearl & The Oysters to Release Flowerland LP on Chicago’s Feeltrip Records Sept 3rd— Stream and Download the Album In Full Below, First Single June 8, Album Announcement July 7 With Second Single Genres: Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Indie Pop, Alternative, Bossa Nova, Jazz, Easy Listening Recommended Tracks: 1, 3, 5, 8, 9  RIYL: Stereolab, YMO, Beach Boys, […]

September 02

OPENING SEPTEMBER 17th: Tribeca Audience Award Winner FERGUSON RISES, Directed by Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Produced by David Oyelowo – A story of a father’s grief and a small town’s defiance that showed the world that Black Lives Matter – Laemmle Royal Theater – Los Angeles

DREAMSEEKER MEDIA In Association with FILMS WITH A PURPOSE YORUBA SAXON and PHILMCO  Present THE 2021 TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD WINNER FERGUSON RISES Directed by Mobolaji OlambiwonnuProduced by David Oyelewo and Jessica Oyelowo Executive Produced by Sandra Evers-Manly, TJ Martin, Gigi Pritzker, Kai Bowe, and RZAOpening September 17th at Laemmle Royal WINNER – Audience Award for Best […]

August 31

Rhythmic & Celebratory, Canada’s Award-Winning ViVA Trio Release First-Ever Folk-Inspired Song “Solstice Jig”

Rhythmic & Celebratory, Canada’s Award-Winning ViVA Trio Release First-Ever Folk-Inspired Song “Solstice Jig” Set to inspire a magical dance of nature spirits celebrating the change of seasons,  award-winning Canadian group ViVA Trio have released their stunning first foray into folk music with new single, “Solstice Jig” — available now!  As the latest preview of their […]