Skate Odyssey: “Mid90s” is a Journey through the Glories and Traumas of Boyhood

Much like Judd Apatow’s “Superbad” (2009) left an indelible imprint on the socially inept, sexually frustrated teenagers that served as its subject, the directorial debut of its essential star, Jonah Hill, could well be as important to the people it…

“Militias tried to stop us filming, but with Libyans there’s always a way” – Freedom Fields

Naziha Arebi isn’t any ordinary filmmaker, though it takes one of a certain kind to spend five years documenting the progress – and sometimes lack thereof – of the Libyan women’s football team, in the midst of the revolution to…

“I practiced smoking for four months to play this part” – TIFF day two

Chris Pine’s Scottish adventure, a subdued political documentary, a surprise Western and a Slovenian study of suppressed youth on day two. 10am – “Outlaw King” (dir. David Mackenzie), Braveheart 2 For how much longer will Netflix be a binge-watching service, rather than…

Why is “Peterloo” so bad? Day one at TIFF

A masterpiece, two festival favourites and a turkey on opening day at Tiff 2018. My day one schedule: 9am – “Wildlife” (dir. Paul Dano), Festival Favourite This is a hugely impressive directorial debut from Paul Dano, best known for his…

“Moonlight”, “La La Land” directors headline stellar Toronto lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) may be the New Hampshire primary of the autumn festival season, but the months leading up to the Academy Awards make a presidential campaign look like a hustings for class president. Sandwiched between Cannes…