This week we bring you a variety of member work centered around the Toronto International Film Festival, on right now, as well as some review of current TV and movies out in theatres right now.
We hope you love this week’s posts – here they are for your entertainment!
Thoughts and commentary from Sean on Porcupine Lake a lovely coming of age story about teenage friendship from Canadian writer/director Ingrid Venninger. “Veninger cast relative unknowns as the two lead girls and while it does result in some awkward line deliveries… the performances are essentially just teenagers being teenagers. The end result is a lovely coming of age story about teenage friendship.”
Read the Review: Porcupine Lake
Alex interviews filmmaker, costume designer, and artist Niki Lindroth von Bahr about her short film The Burden, a stop-motion musical with animal puppets who sing about existential despair.
Read the Interview: Niki Lindroth von Bahr on The Burden and tap dancing mice
Jordan Z. Adler
Jordan Z. Adler covered a panel on diversity and inclusion in the film industry with Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List; Syrinthia Studer, executive vice-president of world acquisitions for Paramount; and Gaylene Gould, head of cinemas and events for BFI Southbank.
Read the Interview: Black List founder among those to debate diversity at Toronto industry panel
Djia interviews director Robin Campillo on his film BPM (Beats per minutes), screening at TIFF this year. The film has already won the Grand Prix and the Queer Palm at the Festival de Cannes 2017 as well as the Prix Fipresci and the Audience Award at the Cabourg 2017 Festival.
Listen to the Interview (French language): TIFF 2017: interview de Robin Campillo, réalisateur de 120 battements par minute
Carolyn reviews It, the latest big-screen Stephen King adaptation. “If you’re looking for a relevant walk down memory lane, It is a must-see… movie-goers are hungry for content, and even though this is a remake of a classic, it’s well done and worth the cost of a movie ticket.”
Read the Review: It Breaks The Remake Curse
Jordan wrote on a discussion on the Netflix series BoJack Horseman, and its innovative themes on depression just ahead of the fourth season release.
Read the Review: The Genius of BoJack Horseman