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 […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: The Stranger

A woman’s relationship with a man she meets on Facebook turns out to be too good to be true in The Stranger. Amanda Kastrup is a single mother, who is randomly messaged by a woman on Facebook, trying to set Amanda up with the woman’s cousin Casper. It isn’t long before Amanda is in contact with […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: My Name Is Myeisha

The victim of a police shooting muses over her life, using hip-hop, spoken word poetry, and dance in My Name in Myeisha. After getting a flat tire while out with cousin Roni (Dominique Toney) and friend Kai (Dee Dee Stephens), 19 year old Myeisha (Rhaechyl Walker) opts to stay with the car while her friends get help. Later, […]

Toronto True Crime Film Festival: Abducted in Plain Sight

The youngest daughter of a naive Idaho family is targeted by their neighbour in Abducted in Plain Sight. On October 17, 1974, 12 year old Jan Broberg was kidnapped by her neighbour Robert “B” Berchtold, who had been friends with her family for the previous two years. The kidnapping is only the beginning of a story […]