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 […]

Review: The Dead Don’t Die

The police of a small town have to deal with the arrival of the zombie apocalypse in The Dead Don’t Die. It’s a routine day for Centerville police chief Cliff Robertson (Bill Murray) and his deputy Ronnie Peterson (Adam Driver), as they pay a visit to Hermit Bob (Tom Waits) to ask him if he […]

Review: Dark Phoenix

The X-Men have to face off against one of their own in Dark Phoenix. It is 1992 and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and his X-Men team of Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), Cyclops (Tye Sheridan), Storm (Alexandra Shipp), Quicksilver (Evan Peters), and Nightcrawler (Kodi Smit-McPhee) have gained some level of […]

Review: Booksmart

Two best friends set out to party before graduating high school in Booksmart. Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Dever) are two best friends, who have spent their entire high school career focusing more on their studies than partying. However, after finding out that the party going students still got into good colleges, Molly wants […]

Review: Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Humanity is threatened by the emergence of titans in Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Five years after the mythical beast Godzilla helped stop the threat of the MUTOs, the crypto-zoological organization Monarch is under government scrutiny for keeping the truth about titans secret from the world. However, when ecoterrorist Alan Jonah (Charles Dance) kidnaps paleobiologist […]

Review: Rocketman

The fantastical life and career of Elton John are told in Rocketman. As a child, Reginald Dwight (Taron Egerton) gained an interest in playing music, which was supported by his grandmother Ivy (Gemma Jones), tolerated by his apathetic mother Sheila (Bryce Dallas Howard), and all but ignored by his unloving father Stanley (Steven Mackintosh). As […]

Review: Ma

A group of friends befriend a middle-aged black woman with sinister intentions in Ma. Maggie (Diana Silvers) is a teenager, who has moved to small town, where her mother Erica (Juliette Lewis) grew up. At school, Maggie quickly befriends Haley (McKaley Miller), Andy (Corey Fogelmanis), Chaz (Gianni Paolo), and Darrell (Dante Brown), who invite Maggie […]

Review: Aladdin

Guy Ritchie brings the kingdom of Agrabah to life in Aladdin. Aladdin (Mena Massoud) is a street rat, who dreams of a better life, especially after he meets and becomes infatuated with Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), who lives a sheltered life in the palace and must only marry a prince. Aladdin is recruited by scheming […]

Review: The Biggest Little Farm

A couple trades in life in the city to realize their dreams of running a farm in The Biggest Little Farm. John Chester is a wildlife filmmaker, who faces eviction from his Los Angeles apartment after they adopt a rescue dog named Todd. John and his food blogger wife Molly decided to take this opportunity […]