Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Pre-Screening Shorts

Here are my thoughts on the pre-screening shorts from the 2019 Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Watching Karla Homolka After spending over 12 years in prison for the murders committed with Paul Bernardo, Karla Homolka now lives in Quebec. However, a group of civilian activists have made it their duty to keep tabs on Homolka’s […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Law & Shorter: Short Film Unit

Her are my thoughts on the films that played as part of the short film showcase at the 2019 Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Adjournment We are placed inside a Belgium courtroom during a murder trial, where a witness testifies about discovering his entire family murdered. Adjournment is a film that provides both a peak […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Mope

Two aspiring porn actors try to make it in the adult industry in Mope. Steve Driver (Nathan Stewart-Jarrett) and Tom Dong (Kelly Sry) are two “mopes,” a somewhat derogatory term aimed towards under-performing talent in the porn industry. Steve and Tom are reluctantly hired by Eric Long (Brian Huskey), a low-grade filmmaker specializing in filming […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Sakawa

Underemployed youth in Ghana try to make a living through online scams in Sakawa. In a Ghanaian slum, a group of youth, including siblings Ama and One Dollar, use salvaged computers to create fake online personas, which they use to try and scam lonely westerners out of their money. Sakawa, named after the Ghanian term […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019: Bei Bei

A Chinese immigrant finds herself charged with murder, after a failed suicide attempt results in the death of her unborn infant, in Bei Bei. Falling into depression after her boyfriend leaves her, pregnant Chinese immigrant Bei Bei Shuai attempts suicide by ingesting rat poison. Bei Bei ends up surviving, however, her child dies soon after […]

Crowdfunder: Toronto True Crime Film Festival 2019

The second edition of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival is set to occur on June 14 and 15 at the Revue Cinema in Toronto. In advance of the festival, TTCFF has launched a campaign on IndieGoGo to help cover a potion of the costs of running the festival, which includes venue rental, guest travel […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: Short Films

Here are my reviews of the short films that screened during the Toronto True Crime Film Festival. Maybe If It Were a Nice Room (Alicia K. Harris) Maybe If It Were a Nice Room can be best described a visual poem, showing many different styles of rooms. Each line of the poem gets into more […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: Hostages

A pair of newlyweds are part of a plan to hijack a plane out of the USSR in Hostages. Nika ( Irakli Kvirikadze) and Anna ( Tinatin Dalakishvili) are a young Georgian couple, who are preparing for their upcoming nuptials. However, the two are also part of a plan, along with Sandro (Giorgi Grdzelidze), Koka (Giga […]