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) **

SPIRITED AWAY: THE FILMS OF STUDIO GHIBLI

(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: ANNABELLA COMES HOME (USA 2019)

While babysitting the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, a teenager and her friend unknowingly awaken an evil spirit trapped in a doll. Director: Gary Dauberman Writers: James Wan (story by), Gary Dauberman Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Mckenna Grace There is one rule in the horror book that should never be broken.  There must be deaths.  In ANABELLE COMES HOME, … Continue reading Film Review: ANNABELLA COMES HOME (USA 2019)

Film Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA (USA 2018) ***

Five strangers converge at a haunted movie theater owned by The Projectionist (Mickey Rourke). Once inside, the audience members witness a series of screenings that shows them their deepest fears and darkest secrets over five tales. Directors: Alejandro Brugués, Joe Dante | 3 more credits » Writers: Sandra Becerril, Alejandro Brugués | 4 more credits » Stars: Mickey Rourke, Richard Chamberlain, Adam Godley NIGHTMARE CINEMA … Continue reading Film Review: NIGHTMARE CINEMA (USA 2018) ***

Film Review: ASAKO I & II (Japan 2018) ***

Asako lives in Osaka. She falls in love with Baku, a free-spirit. One day, Baku suddenly disappears. Two years later, Asako now lives in Tokyo and meets Ryohei. He looks just like Baku, but has a completely different personality. Director: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Writers: Tomoka Shibasaki (based on the novel by), Sachiko Tanaka (screenplay) | 1 more credit » Stars: Masahiro Higashide, Erika … Continue reading Film Review: ASAKO I & II (Japan 2018) ***

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