Arts & Entertainment


"The Green Inferno" is new low in racist film making

Filmmaker Eli Roth, who specializes in the horror genre, has no problem time traveling in the wrong direction.


Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.


The world as seen in films from Toronto

The small country of Bangladesh, the poorest nation in Asia, is the location for a couple of interesting films shown at TIFF.


Latin America at the Toronto International Film Festival

This film festival is not lacking in films from Latin America, including gems from Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.


Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.


Michael Moore’s latest: “Where to Invade Next”

It's been six long years since the humorist provocateur Michael Moore has made a film.


Globalization and privatization: “Our Brand is Crisis”

Although it uses the Bolivian election and the GCS involvement as the basis for the story, it makes some plot alterations.


War and anti-war films at Zürich Film Festival

NGO workers entangled behind the lines of a combat zone during the final days of former Yugoslavia's warfare; Danes embroiled in Afghanistan.



Lesbian-themed film “Carol” in the era of conformity

This is a slow-moving, deliberately paced character study of lovers whose sexual orientation challenges and threatens the status quo. 


“Meet the Patels" is about an immigrant marriage mania

Its unidirectional drive makes it too predictable, although viewers will certainly laugh and enjoy themselves.

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