TIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Triangle of Sadness’ – Ruben Östlund’s Satirical Dark Comedy Is a Riot

“Östlund can dress entertainment in an intellectual cloak and give it a unique taste like no one else” There’s no doubt that Ruben Östlund is one of the best mockers of contemporary cinema today. As the director has mentioned, his previous films The Square (2017) and Force Majeure (2014) were about people trying to avoid…

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Mia Goth Catches the Light in ‘Pearl’ (2022)

“An ode to the dawn of cinema and a reminder of the death of the American Dream.” At the height of the Spanish Influenza and the coup de grace of World War I, an isolated farmhouse occupies acres of land in the southern United States. Inside lives Pearl (Mia Goth), a spirited and passionate young…

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Aftersun’ Dives Head First into the Deep End

A24’s newest endeavour takes the plunge but comes up weak in Aftersun

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REVIEW: ‘Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story’ (2022) Is Intimate and Powerful All at Once

Caught between the pain of being celebrated under a persona that solely elicits pain and being terrified of what might transpire with honesty, Stay on Board: The Leo Baker Story ultimately illustrates how much richer the world is when people are free to be who they are.

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REVIEW: ‘Echoes’ (2022) is a Frustrating Mystery Thriller that Gets Downright Silly

“Even though the limited series has an interesting cast, ‘Echoes’ leaves the audience confused and is hard to keep up with.”

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CANNES REVIEW: ‘Sick of Myself’ (2022) Is a Hysterical Portrayal of Narcissism for Gen Z Audiences

“‘Sick of Myself’ is a film that feels like a fever dream because it crosses all lines of sanity to the point where the viewer has no choice but to succumb into the madness.”

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘The Year Between’ (2022) Fails to Make a Statement on Comedy and Bipolar Disorder

“Lacks plot structure and the performances can vary” Alex Heller’s The Year Between is an edgy dark comedy that follows 20-something Clemence’s (Heller) life as she is diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Heller, who directs, writes, and stars in the movie, reflects on her personal experience. But the many circumstances in the movie make it difficult…

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘Leave No Trace’ (2022) Sheds Light on Sexual Abuse with Some Ethical Concerns

“A powerful and heartbreaking documentary” Irene Taylor’s Leave No Trace focuses on one of the most rampant cover-ups of sexual abuse allegations — that within the Boy Scouts of America. It is an intense documentary about a century-old organisation, which took steps to eliminate — for lack of a better word — and keep a…

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘Cherry’ (2022) is a Sympathetic Look at a Delicate and Difficult Topic

“Presents a delicate topic with a sympathetic perspective, but feels amateurish at times” Sophie Galibert’s Cherry portrays a woman’s struggles through an unplanned pregnancy. With the uncertainty of the Roe vs. Wade ruling being overturned in the Supreme Court, movies that discuss abortion are more important than ever. There are many factors that contribute to…

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TRIBECA 2022 REVIEW: ‘Family Dinner’ (2022) Delivers the Terrors of Meat in a Slow-Burning Carnage Feast

“‘Family Dinner’ has a unique story with an interesting ending that highlights the enormous strength one character can hold.”

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