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'The Stranger in the Woods' Can't See the Forest for the Trees

Self-awareness is subjugated to the author's fascination with his muse in this telling of a modern-day hermit.

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'Agnès Varda between Film, Photography and Art'

When we objectify Agnès Varda as a "harmless granny" in pop culture, we lose perspective of her important work. DeRoo's book works toward rectifying this.

Books

'Pink Slipped', a Study of Women Working in Silent Film, Questions the Source

Film history is re-written both deliberately and inadvertently, and so the consideration of it as "fact" becomes tricky, as Jane Gaines' work reveals.

Film

Is 'From Hollywood to Rose' a Parody of Indie Film?

Nerd fervour in this debut comedy distracts from an interesting premise.

Film

The Haunted House Is Not What's Scary About 'Winchester'

Although it wants to be a commentary about gun violence in America, Winchester appears to be too scared to fully stand up to the issue.

Film

Louis CK’s Unconvincingly Self-Flaggelating ‘I Love You Daddy’

CK draws attention to sexual harassment problems while indulging in being able to have such problems.

Film

TIFF 2017: 'The Shape of Water'

The Shape of Water comes off as uninformed political correctness, which is more detrimental to its cause than it is progressive.

Film

TIFF 2017: 'The Royal Hibiscus Hotel'

Though a typical rom-com, Ishaya Bako's film is never boring.

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EbonyLife Films

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TIFF 2017: mother!

While Aronofsky’s artistry is at an all-time-low, it's his misogyny that makes this film abhorrent.

Film

TIFF 2017: 'Faces Places' (Visages Villages)

Agnès Varda's usual cinematic beauty and charm come through, with her subjective experience creating a wonderfully delightful film about art.

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Ciné Tamaris

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TIFF 2017: Le Redoutable

Blinded by love for Godard, Le Redoutable is an uncritically sexist bore.

Film

TIFF 2017: 'Never Steady, Never Still'

The troubled characters in this film deserve a more complex, nuanced approach.

Film

TIFF 2017: 'Ta peau si lisse' (A Skin So Soft)

Denis Côté introduces viewers to five bodybuilders, the alternative beauty of their insular community, and their magnificent descent into nature.

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Art and Essai, Close Up Films


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