Benediction is a portrait of World War I poet/anti-war activist, Siegfried Sassoon, who lived during an era when being gay was unacceptable. Terence Davies takes a look at Siegfried Sassoon’s life, both as a young man (Jack Lowden) and in his later years (Peter Capaldi). If you were worried that the film might make an attempt to straightwash his life, you have nothing to worry about. This is a complex role in any way you…"Benediction – Toronto 2021"
The new live-action adaptation of Anna Sewell’s Black Beauty arrives on Disney+ over fifty years after the studio released a LP adaptation. Disney finally did it. Until this year, the studio was never successful in making either an animated or live-action film. From what I can tell, this is the sixth adaption–the first since Alan Cumming voiced the horse in 1994. Unlike previous adaptations, Ashley Avis puts a contemporary twist on her take. Her take…"Black Beauty: Disney Finally Makes Their Film"