Review: Hotel Artemis

Bank robbers take refuge in a top secret hospital for criminals in Hotel Artemis. It is June 21, 2028 and Los Angeles is in the midst of the worst riots in its history. After a botched bank robbery, Sherman (Sterling K. Brown) and his brother (Brian Tyree Henry) are injured by gunshots and go for […]

Review: Hereditary

A family dealing with grief unravels shocking secrets about their history in Hereditary. Annie Graham (Toni Collette) is an artist living with her husband Steve (Gabriel Byrne) and children Peter (Alex Wolff) and Charlie (Milly Shapiro). Following the death of her estranged mother, Annie becomes overwhelmed by grief, which is worsened by further family tragedy. After […]

Review: Won’t You Be My Neighbour

The story of the life an career of Mr. Rogers is told in Won’t You Be My Neighbor. In the late 1960s, Fred Rogers started the children’s television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, as a way to connect children to the issues of the day, using his singing, storytelling, and puppetry. The show ran for over […]

Review: Ferris’s Room

A Toronto artist recreates the titular character’s bedroom from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Ferris’s Room. For an exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, Toronto artist Sarah Keenlyside painstakingly recreates Ferris Bueller’s bedroom from John Hughes’ 1986 cult film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. After the success of the Toronto exhibition, Sarah is invited to Chicago to restage the […]

Review: First Reformed

A country priest has a crisis of faith in First Reformed. Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke) is the pastor of the First Reformed parish, a historic yet poorly attended Dutch Reform church. Toller is approached by Mary (Amanda Seyfried), a pregnant parishioner, who asks Toller to talk to her husband, an environmentalist, whose despair about the environment […]

Review: Disobedience

A photographer returns home to her Orthodox Jewish community and rekindles a forbidden romance in Disobedience. Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) is a New York based photographer, who returns home to London to mourn the death of her rabbi father. Despite being estranged from her Orthodox Jewish family, she is invited to stay at the home of […]

Review: Solo: A Star Wars Story

The origins of Han Solo are told in Solo: A Star Wars Story. After escaping from a life of servitude on the planet Corellia, Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich) finds himself a member of the Imperial Army. It is there that he meets the Wookie Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo), as well as the scoundrel Tobias Beckett (Woody Harrelson), who […]

Review: Deadpool 2

The merc with the mouth returns to the big screen in Deadpool 2. Following the loss of his love Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), Wade Wilson, aka Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds), fall into a suicidal funk, until he is brought on by Colossus (Stefan Kapicic) as a trainee member of the X-Men. On his first mission, he encounters troubled […]

Hot Docs 2018: Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.

The music and politics of international popstar M.I.A. are told in Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.. Matangi Arulpragasm, aka Maya to her friends and M.I.A. to most of the world, moved in 1985 with her family as refugees from war-torn Sri Lanka to the United Kingdom. Initially aspiring to be a documentary filmmaker, M.I.A. broke into the music industry in […]

Hot Docs 2018: Don’t Be Nice

A slam poetry team prepares for nationals in Don’t Be Nice. Coached by Lauren Whitehead and Jon Sands, the Bowery Poetry Slam team of Ashley August, Timothy DuWhite, Joel Francois, Sean “Mega” DesVignes, Noel Quiñones prepare for the National Poetry Slam in Atlanta. Lauren encourages the team to come up with new poems for the competition that really digs deep into the […]