Film

#NYCC – Batman vs. Two-Face: The Cure For Superhero Fatigue?

#NYCC – Batman vs. Two-Face: The Cure For Superhero Fatigue?

Note: This review is by guest nerd, Daejah Woolery. Batman vs. Two-Face, the much-anticipated feature based on the 1960s Batman TV series and Adam West’s last work before his passing, had its world premiere this past Sunday at New York Comic Con. The crowd couldn’t […]

#TBT: ‘Queen of Katwe’ at the Toronto International Film Festival – Part 2

#TBT: ‘Queen of Katwe’ at the Toronto International Film Festival – Part 2

In the second half of this roundtable round up, I had the opportunity to sit down with the inspiration for the book and film Queen of Katwe Phiona Mutesi, her mentor Robert Katende, director Mira Nair and a group of other journalists during the 2016 Toronto International Film […]

#TBT: ‘Queen of Katwe’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

#TBT: ‘Queen of Katwe’ at the Toronto International Film Festival

I had the opportunity to sit down with Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o and David Oyelowo – stars of Disney’s Queen of Katwe – and a group of other journalists during the Toronto International Film Festival. Here are the highlights of our conversation that covered everything from the […]

TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Damiana’ and ‘Mother (Madre)’

TIFF 2017 Review: ‘Damiana’ and ‘Mother (Madre)’

Making its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Damiana is a Spanish-language selection directed by Andrés Ramírez Pulido and starring newcomer Magaly López. Isolated deep in the Colombian jungle, Damiana and a group of teen girls withstand strenuous indoctrination to steer them […]

TIFF Next Wave Spotlight with Sadaf Foroughi

TIFF Next Wave Spotlight with Sadaf Foroughi

Director Sadaf Foroughi is an Iranian born, Montreal-based filmmaker. She began her career in 2003 by creating and producing short films, documentaries, and video art pieces. I had the chance to speak with Foroughi – a first-time TIFF attendee – and talk about what it […]