• Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema

    Reel Resistance: TIFF’s Newest Programme Explores Filipino Cinema0

    After 400 years of colonization, dictatorship, and rebellion, resistance has been written into every page of Filipino history. Spanish/American/Japanese occupations have had an impact in ways still being unpacked today, ways that have manifested in the Filipino people’s own governance of the country. This fall, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Bell Lightbox is bringing

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  • The Shape of Water Is a Fairy Tale That’s As Steadfast as It is Strange

    The Shape of Water Is a Fairy Tale That’s As Steadfast as It is Strange0

    The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro (director and writer), Vanessa Taylor (writer), Dan Laustsen (cinematographer), Sidney Wolinsky (editor) Sally Hawkins, Doug Jones, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins (cast) September 1, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival 2017), August 31, 2017 (Venice International Film Festival) An invitation lies at the heart of Guillermo del Toro’s newest

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  • Black Cop Engages Canadian Audiences on Police Brutality & Black Lives

    Black Cop Engages Canadian Audiences on Police Brutality & Black Lives0

    Black Cop Cory Bowles (director and writer), Jeffery Wheaton (cinematographer), Jeremy Harty (editor) Ronnie Rowe, Sophia Walker, Simon Paul Mutuyimana (cast) Released September 11, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival 2017) It seems like the best was left for last because I thoroughly enjoyed watching Black Cop on the final day of the Toronto International Film Festival. In

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  • Marlina the Murderer: Questioning Choices in the Indonesian Feminist Western

    Marlina the Murderer: Questioning Choices in the Indonesian Feminist Western0

    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts Mouly Surya (director and writer),  Rama Adi and Garin Nugroho (writers), Yunus Pasolang (cinematographer), Kelvin Nugroho (editor) Marsha Timothy, Dea Panendra, Egy Fedly, Yoga Pratama (cast) September 7, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival 2017), May 24, 2017 (Cannes Film Festival) Warning: Spoilers Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is described as an Indonesian contemporary feminist

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  • A Fantastic Woman Is Fantastic

    A Fantastic Woman Is Fantastic1

    A Fantastic Woman Sebastián Lelio (director), Benjamín Echazarreta (cinematographer), Soledad Salfate (editor) Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolas Saavedra, Amparo Noguera, Nestor Cantillana, Antonia Zegers, Sergio Hernandez (cast) Released February 12, 2017 (Berlin), April 6, 2017 (Chile) Marina and Orlando enjoy a night out to celebrate their relationship, which is only a

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  • Angels Wear White Is Sun-Drenched Modern Day Noir

    Angels Wear White Is Sun-Drenched Modern Day Noir0

    Angels Wear White Vivian Qu (director and writer), Benoît Dervaux (cinematographer), Hongyu Yang (editor) Wen Qi, Zhou Meijun, Shi Ke, Peng Jing, Geng Le and Liu Weiwei (cast) September 9, 2017 (Toronto International Film Festival 2017), September 12, 2017 (London Film Festival) My first screening at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival was quite the experience. This

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