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 […]
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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In this episode of the Sean Kelly on Movies Podcast, I talk about recent changes to my Patreon, rundown some highlights of the Toronto True Crime Film Festival, and comment on the redevelopment plans at the site of the Scotiabank Theatre.
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 […]