Carolyn Talks ‘Goddamned Asura’ with Director Lou Yi-An

Reading Time: 10 minutes In his latest drama Goddamned Asura, Taiwanese director, and writer Lou Yi-an, tries to answer find the reason behind a random act of violence.

TIFF 2021: Carolyn Talks ‘Snakehead’ with Writer-Director Evan Jackson Leong

Reading Time: 2 minutes Snakehead, by Evan Jackson Leong, is as much about the underworld of human trafficking, as it is about the emotional toll being an immigrant takes.

TIFF 2021: ‘The Mad Women’s Ball’ Is a Competent Feminist Drama

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the strange spirituality of The Mad Women’s Ball, a merciless medical system, and the systemic abuses that women have historically suffered come together

TIFF 2021: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ Strikes a Bittersweet Note

Reading Time: 4 minutes TIFF 2021: The Eyes of Tammy Faye shows unearned mercy to its subject but does it with such style that all sins are forgiven.

TIFF 2021: ‘Flee’ Uses a Unique Approach to Tackle a Heavy Subject

Reading Time: 2 minutes Flee utilizes a unique approach to its documentary format, telling a heartbreaking yet timely story using the medium of animation.

TIFF 2021: ‘Mlungu Wam (Good Madam)’ Is an Unnerving Horror About Racial Trauma

Reading Time: 3 minutes ‘Mlungu Wam (Good Madam)’ is an unnerving South African horror film that explores the trauma of segregation through effective character development.

TIFF 2021: ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’ Is a Wonderful and Smart Study of Hope

Reading Time: 3 minutes Smartly using environmental and political themes, ‘Costa Brava, Lebanon’ is a remarkable exploration of hope in times of unrest.

TIFF 2021: ‘Where Is Anne Frank’ Shows How History Can Repeat Itself

Reading Time: 3 minutes Where Is Anne Frank mixes beautiful animation with a timely message, as director Ari Folman underlines the importance of her words.

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