Woman Walks Ahead

Directed by Susanna White, Starring Jessica Chastain and Michael Greyeyes I selected this film because I wanted to see more films directed by women, and the subject seemed to be a different perspective of indigenous peoples. Catherine Weldon, a portrait painter and Native American rights activist, travels from New York by train to Standing Rock […]

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A Season in France

This was my last TIFF film so at this point I’d seen 29 other films, was tired and in need of something gripping to keep my interest, so perhaps this reflection is not entirely objective. The story is a very important one, and so vital that people understand the plight of refugees. This is a […]

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C’est La Vie

Directed by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano, starring Jean-Pierre Bacri, Gilles Lellouche and Suzanne Clément This was my second last TIFF film, a 9am showing after a late night, and it was worth waking up early for. The programmers really picked a good one to end the festival on a positive note. I love films […]

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mother!

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer and Ed Harris I attended the screening with my mother, yes mother! with mother. My mother and I see all sorts of films together. Several years ago it was her idea to see Killer Joe, a film she loved by the way. My only […]

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Good Favour

Directed by Rebecca Daly, starring Vincent Romeo, Lars Brygmann and Victoria Mayer A young stranger, Tom, stumbles into a remote Christian village somewhere in the Netherlands. He’s injured, disoriented and helpless, so it seems. The kind folk take him in and treat him with kindness. The villagers’ devotion to God and the Bible’s teachings is […]

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