Love Me Tender follows the point of view of a woman suffering from agoraphobia and the film doesn’t make light of mental health. Some forms of one’s mental health are visibile while others are not. In Seconda’s (Barbara Giordano) case, she suffers from acute agoraphobia. This means that she suffers from panic attacks and anxiety in large open spaces. It is important that writer-director Klaudia Reynicke doesn’t make fun of those who are suffering. While…"Toronto 2019: Love Me Tender"
Alexander Nanau’s documentary, Collective, shows the importance of the media especially when it comes to exposing corruption. No matter what country you live in, the freedom of press is important. Certainly, the man living in the White House would beg to differ. But we’re not talking about him, are we? No, the topic at hand is the fire that took place at the Colectiv club in Bucharest on October 30, 2015. What happened on that…"Toronto 2019: Collective"
Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut starring Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart, is now available for viewers to bring home on Blu-ray and DVD. Make no mistake that this film is an instant high school comedy classic. There’s already been a lot to be said about how the film should have been marketed better. I’m not going to get into any of that. What I do hope is that the indie comedy is able to find…"Booksmart arrives on Blu-ray, DVD"
Actress-turned-filmmaker Amy Jo Johnson spoke about her newest film, Tammy’s Always Dying, set to premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival. This interview took place last week–two days after National Power Rangers Day and the anniversary of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiere. It’s nice to talk to you again and happy belated National Power Rangers Day! Amy Jo Johnson: Is it really? It was on Wednesday. Amy Jo Johnson: Oh, I had no idea.…"Amy Jo Johnson talks Tammy’s Always Dying at TIFF"
As the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday and runs through the following Sunday, there are a number of films I’m looking to watch. Not accounting for short films, there are 90 films on my Toronto shortlist. I’m just one person and don’t have the capacity to clone myself. I can’t possibly cover everything but got a head start before the fest with a number of screeners. GALA Abominable: One of many…"Toronto 2019: What To Watch At TIFF"