TIFF 2018 Review: TEEN SPIRIT (UK 2018) **

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2018. Go to TIFF 2018 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival. Violet is a shy teenager living in the Isle of Wight who dreams of pop stardom as an escape from her small town and shattered family … Continue reading TIFF 2018 Review: TEEN SPIRIT (UK 2018) **


(Christmas at TIFF Bell Lightbox) Spirited Away: The Films of Studio Ghibli: Just in time for the holidays, this dazzling showcase, devoted to the legendary animation studio returns to TIFF Bell Lightbox.  The series of 23 films runs from 24th of December to January 6th 2017. My favourites are: SPIRITED AWAY MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO HOWL’S … Continue reading SPIRITED AWAY: THE FILMS OF STUDIO GHIBLI

Interview with Festival Director Asher Segelken (Teen Faith Film Festival)

The Teen Faith Film Festival is succeeding on three major fronts, the first is exposing stories of faith exploration through film. Our first year hosted very powerful narratives, documentaries and Art-House films that conveyed something deeply spiritual.

Film Review: A DOG’S JOURNEY (USA 2019) **

A dog finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he meets. Director: Gail Mancuso Writers: W. Bruce Cameron (book), W. Bruce Cameron (screenplay) | 3 more credits » Stars: Josh Gad, Dennis Quaid, Kathryn Prescott How many dog movies can Swede filmmaker Lasse Hallstrom make in his career?  Ever since his claim to fame with his MY LIFE … Continue reading Film Review: A DOG’S JOURNEY (USA 2019) **

Full Review: JT LEROY (USA/UK/Canada 2018)

A young woman named Savannah Knoop spends six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy, the made-up literary persona of her sister-in-law. Director: Justin Kelly Writers: Justin Kelly, Savannah Knoop (memoir) | 1 more credit » Stars: Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, Jim Sturgess The film opens with Savannah (Kristen Stewart) being fetched from the airport by her brother-in-law.  Slowly but surely … Continue reading Full Review: JT LEROY (USA/UK/Canada 2018)

Film Review: SHIRKERS (USA 2018) ***1/2

A woman explores the events surrounding a film she and her friends began making with a mysterious stranger decades ago. Director: Sandi Tan Writer: Sandi Tan (a film by) Stars: Sandi Tan, Sophia Siddique Harvey, Georges Cardona SHIRKERS tells the story of Los Angeles-based, Singapore-born film-maker Sandi Tan, whose first feature, made when she was still a teenager … Continue reading Film Review: SHIRKERS (USA 2018) ***1/2

Film Review: VOX LUX (USA 2018) ***1/2

An unusual set of circumstances brings unexpected success to a pop star. Director: Brady Corbet Writer: Brady Corbet Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy VOX LUX is a depressing life story of a pop artist that is credible and realistic by writer/director Brady Corbet aided by the spirited performance of Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman and … Continue reading Film Review: VOX LUX (USA 2018) ***1/2

Film Review: SCIENCE FAIR (USA 2018) ***1/2

Nine high school students from disparate corners of the globe navigate rivalries, setbacks, and hormones on their quest to win the international science fair. Only one can be named “Best in Fair.” Directors: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster Writers: Cristina Costantini, Darren Foster | School kids giving their best for some world competition has always made good fodder for … Continue reading Film Review: SCIENCE FAIR (USA 2018) ***1/2

Film Review: Mid90s (USA 2018) **

Submit your Film & Screenplay via FilmFreeway: 1:21 | Trailer 5 VIDEOS | 55 IMAGES Follows Stevie, a thirteen-year-old in 90s-era LA who spends his summer navigating between his troubled home life and a group of new friends that he meets at a Motor Avenue skate shop. Director: Jonah Hill Writer: Jonah Hill Stars: Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, Na-kel Smith Actor … Continue reading Film Review: Mid90s (USA 2018) **

Movie Review: WHO I AM, UK, LGBT/Drama

A seventeen minute UK film from director Monika Wilczynska, WHO I AM follows Eli, a young transgender teenager coming to terms with their identity despite their devoutly religious and unaccepting family. Facing isolation and ostracization from her family and community, Eli makes the final choice that is right for her.   It may be said … Continue reading Movie Review: WHO I AM, UK, LGBT/Drama