REVIEW: ‘Dead to Me’ Season 3 Unfolds a Poignant, Touching Final Chapter

“For three years, creator Liz Feldman placed Jen Harding (Christina Applegate) and best friend Judy Hale (Linda Cardellini) on the frontlines of loss, cracking open their hearts to let the light in. Their story comes full circle in a hilarious and heart-wrenching conclusion true to the show’s themes and ideals.”

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REVIEW: White Lotus Season 2, A Week in Paradise Begins

HBO’s The White Lotus is back for a second season after the critically acclaimed first, which took home a handful of Emmys, including one for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series. This time, it takes place at a resort in Sicily, and stars Jennifer Coolidge, Theo James, Aubrey Plaza, etc.  The episode starts out the same…

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REVIEW: ‘Meet Me in the Bathroom’ is a Hit of Nostalgia for Noughties Indie Kids

We begin with home movie footage showing a pair messing with an electronic keyboard, preparing to show their parents a new song they had written. The pair are The Moldy Peaches, a band perhaps synonymous with the iconic Juno soundtrack, and the way in which it helped a whole new generation discover the twee indie pop of…

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LFF 2022 REVIEW: It’s Actually All About Taylor Russell in ‘Bones and All’

“Neither treats Chalamet as its overriding star, nor his character’s murderous diet as salacious subject matter.” As the absurdity of Timothée Chalamet’s roles in 2022 and beyond expand, so do their admirers. So far, his performances have become assumed firm favourites for 20 somethings in coming-of-age dramas, from paranoid bass player prone to monologuing in…

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REVIEW: ‘Nothing Compares’ (2022) Celebrates Sinéad O’Connor’s Political Music

“’Nothing Compares’ tells the story of a young girl turned woman who voiced her views through music, using it to protest and spread messages of the ongoing crisis of the world, which she still continues to do.”

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VIFF 2022 REVIEW: ‘Stars at Noon’ is an Uninspired Blunder

Claire Denis newest feature falls short of her regular genius in ‘Stars at Noon’

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TIFF 2022 REVIEW: Lena Dunham Rediscovers her Voice in ‘Catherine Called Birdy’ (2022)

Catherine Called Birdy catches filmmaker Lena Dunham at her most confident yet

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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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