Tag: festivals

TIFF 2017: On Jan Zabeil’s Three Peaks (2017)

by Jacqueline Valencia Tackling relationships in film authentically can be a tricky business, especially if they’re about broken or blended families. There’s nuances and intimacies that get glossed over many times in favour of getting on with the story. Then sometimes there are movies that make entire films about those

On Fede Alvarez’ Don’t Breathe (2016)

by Kayann Mitchell I’ll say it here and now. I ADORED Fede Alvarez‘ Evil Dead remake. It was a blood soaked thrill ride that injected legitimate horror into the legacy of Sam Raimi‘s classic. So I was taken aback when the release of Don’t Breathe snuck up on me. I

2015 TIFF’s The Next Wave Film Festival – Day 3 (Our Pick)

***The Next Wave Film Festival is a film program this is dedicated to youth between the ages of 14-18. Movies from around the world are shown at TIFF (Toronto’s home of the annual film festival). This includes special guests, workshops, and a film challenge for youth filmmakers. There’s also a

2015 TIFF’s The Next Wave Film Festival – Day 2

***The Next Wave Film Festival is a film program this is dedicated to youth between the ages of 14-18. Movies from around the world are shown at TIFF (Toronto’s home of the annual film festival). This includes special guests, workshops, and a film challenge for youth filmmakers. There’s also a

2015 TIFF’s The Next Wave Film Festival – Day 1

The Next Wave Film Festival is a film program this is dedicated to youth between the ages of 14-18. Movies from around the world are shown at TIFF (Toronto’s home of the annual film festival). This includes special guests, workshops, and a film challenge for youth filmmakers. There’s also a

On Martti Helde’s In The Crosswind (2014) #TIFF14

by Jennifer Valencia In The Crosswind is the real life story of a family separated from each other during the Russian occupation of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in 1941 where thousands of people were relocated to remote outposts in Siberia. Over 390,000 people were casualties of what some call the

These Girls On Film TIFF 2014 Picks

by Jennifer Valencia It is that time of year again. As I finish writing TIFF is only hours away and I am so very excited about this year’s festival. For one reason, this year I get to see the festival from whole new perspective. This year I am a spectator

On Narimane Mari’s Bloody Beans (Loubia Hamra) – 2014 Images Festival

Write up by Jacqueline Valencia The view of a child during war is an enigmatic one. The viewfinder can be common though, considering everyone was a child at some point. Struggles of an insurmountable nature bring to mind a time when all we lived by was instinct and all we

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