Category: Film Festivals

TIFF 2019: “One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk”

At a time in film culture when auteurism continues to be dominant, and work by Indigenous filmmakers continues to be

TIFF 2019: “The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open”

I’ve seen no better new film this year than the Canadian drama The Body Remembers When The World Broke Open,

TIFF 2019: The Round-Up

Best-of-Fest: Collective (Alexander Nanau, Romania) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma, France) One Day in the Life of

FLEFF 2019

I have recently returned from Ithaca, New York, where I spent a few rewarding days at the Finger Lakes Environmental

TIFF 2018: The Afrobubblegum of Wanuri Kahiu’s “Rafiki”

The Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu broke into film culture in 2010 with a wonderful science-fiction short titled Pumzi. The 21-minute

TIFF 2018: Astra Taylor’s “What is Democracy?”

Astra Taylor’s documentary What is Democracy?, which opens on January 16 at the IFC Center in New York City, promises

TIFF 2018: The Round-Up

Best-of-Fest: What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (Roberto Minervini, USA) What is Democracy? (Astra Taylor, USA) Out

TIFF 2017: Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider”

Years from now, when we look back at 2017’s TIFF, we might recognize it as historic: the moment when one

TIFF 2017: Round-Up

Best-of-the-Fest: Western (Valeska Grisebach, Germany) Faces Places (Agnès Varda, France) Zama (Lucretia Martel, Argentina) The Rider (Chloe Zhao, USA) The

TIFF 2016: “Paterson” and “The Human Surge”

Jim Jarmusch’s Paterson — about a bus driver/poet (Adam Driver) named Paterson who lives in Paterson, New Jersey — is