Film Festivals

NYFF 2020 Review: ‘City Hall’ is a Terrific Ode to Public Service

"City Hall," the latest film from filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, takes audiences behind the curtain in Boston to see how their local government functions.

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NYFF 2020 Review: ‘The Truffle Hunters’ Obvserves a Culture and Shocking Economic Disparity

A story about dogs, truffles, and older men may not seem like an inherently cinematic concept. Yet in the hands of Directors Michael Dweck and Gregory Kershaw, the true story of men searching for deli...

8 Great

Urbanworld 2020 Review: ‘Waikiki’ Takes Us Beyond The Picturesque Beaches To The Real Hawaii

We're all used to the pictures of beautiful beaches, leis and hula dancers when we think of Hawaii, but director Christopher Kahunahana takes us beyond the tourist veneer into the real daily lives of ...

NYFF 2020 Review: ‘Mangrove’ is a Blistering Activist Drama for Our Times

Mangrove tells this true story of The Mangrove Nine, who clashed with London police in 1970. The trial that followed was the first judicial acknowledgment of behavior motivated by racial hatred within...

NYFF 2020 Review: ‘On The Rocks’ Is A Breezy Reunion For Murray And Coppola

Concerned about her marriage, Laura recruits her charming, impulsive father, Felix, to help determine whether any infidelity is taking place, leading to an escalating adventure around New York.

8 Great

TIFF 2020 Review: A Documentary Round-up With ‘MLK/FBI,’ ’76 Days,’ and Werner Herzog

We review three documentaries, MLK/FBI, 76 Days, and Fireball: Visitors from Darker Worlds, at TIFF 2020. Directors include Werner Herzog, Sam Pollard, and new team Weixi Chen & Hao Wu.

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ Marks Wang Jing as a Filmmaker to Watch

We review Wang Jing's directorial debut, "The Best is Yet to Come" at TIFF 2020. In the aftermath of SARS in 2003, a Chinese journalist makes a startling discovery.

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TIFF 2020 Interview: Director Alex Anna talks starting a dialogue with her short film ‘Scars’

Her body is a canvas and her scars stand as a testament to a part of her life. Blending documentary and animation, Alex Anna’s courageous, distinctive, and poetic reflection of her mental health strug...

TIFF 2020 Review: ‘Spring Blossom’ is a quick snapshot of a moment in time of connection and escapism

A 16-year-old girl, bored with her own age group, becomes involved with an older man at a theater she passes.

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