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Covering TIFF 2021.

Favorite films

  • The Social Network
  • The Handmaiden
  • Moonlight
  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Black Mirror: White Christmas

    ★★★

  • Everything Everywhere All at Once

    ★★★★½

  • Jujutsu Kaisen 0

    ★★

  • Turning Red

    ★★½

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  • Last Night in Soho

    Last Night in Soho

    ★★★★½

    Simply put, Last Night in Soho is electric. Wright captures the audience in 1960s London glamour achieved through stunning shots of the city and production design that makes the city lively as ever. Wright’s most complex characters to date, written exquisitely by Wright alongside female screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns, whose development surrounds themselves with a frighteningly accurate approach to mental illness. Insecurities underneath the glamour of fashion designers and performers loom into a profound social commentary that is timely as ever. Anya…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★★★

    I am out of breath, Jane Campion. What an ending rifled with emotions that I am still comprehending and figuring out myself. An incredible riveting tragic ride of the fallibilities of masculinity whose emotional weight is carried by the film’s character dynamics imbued with tenderness, yet helmed by a looming forebodingness. Benedict Cumberbatch gives a definitive career best performance followed up by Kirsten Dunst’s internalized but impactful turn that rivals her Melancholia’s nuanced performance. As much as the film is…

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  • Dune

    Dune

    ★★★★½

    A marvel of cinema, Dune immerses you in a world that is full of life and richness. By far the best adaptation of the novel, Dune, thanks to Villeneuve’s masterful direction and his commitment to maintain the complex characterization for the people of Arrakis. Dune is a film that will be talked about for years as it is a cinematic feat and a spectacle that does not relish on quips or uninspired shots, but rather challenges the viewers in understanding the existential politics the film offers in an entertaining profound manner.

  • The Humans

    The Humans

    ★★★★

    The Humans is hauntingly bold in its depiction of a dysfunctional family that is not as absurd as they are perceived to be considering how quarrels are the backbone of familial ties. The film is shot beautifully with inspired shots of tight rooms serving as the pivotal location of observation inquired by this endearing family. Funny, heartbreaking, and deeply enriched in the struggles of family acceptance—The Humans is beautifully crafted and a tense cinematic marvel that proves not all play adaptations transpire uninspired filmmaking.