Guest film critic Daniel Eagan reviews Ophelia, a visually sumptuous adaptation of Lisa Klein’s novel based on Shakespeare’s Hamlet.
One of the first LGBTQ films to come from Finland, A Moment in the Reeds a quiet story with a few moments of real intensity.
Raw, emotional and inventive. The Rainbow Experiment is about the chaos that ensues after a tragic event.
Swiped is a multi-generational tech comedy that explores the meaning of face-to-face connections in an increasingly disconnected world.
Surprising and revelatory, this Isreali documentary takes a look at a transgender woman’s transition and how it changes the family dynamic.
and coming out story with a lot of heart and plenty of quirky characters.
Freddie Mercury’s story needed to be told.
First Man is a technical marvel in filmmaking that puts the audience in the spacecraft and on the moon for a thrilling experience.
Interesting concept, poorly executed. London Fields stars Amber Heard as author Martin Amis’ doomed femme fatale Nicola Six.
A new documentary follows the story of a champion bodybuilder as he transitions to become a woman.
Bradley Cooper’s remake adds layers to the story. Cooper and Lady Gaga have great chemistry. Gaga shows real vulnerability. Stellar supporting cast
Colette is a superb character study exploring gender dynamics and politics within the confines of deeply entrenched double standards. The real life Colette challenged sexual norms while finding her agency. Her message of female empowerment is desperately needed today.
The Wedding Guest is a superbly crafted mystery with terrific performances. Winterbottom is such a versatile director.
As a TIFF newbie with a press badge, I give a brief recap of my experience at TIFF 18 and what I learned.
The Man Who Feels No Pain is a hip action movie with kick ass slow motion sequences, infectious music, and a lead actor who is posed for stardom.
Starring Judi Dench and Sophie Cookson, Red Joan is a story of a British scientist turned KGB spy. Fairly old-fashioned period piece.