Category Archives: Film Festivals

Belle Vie — #Devour22 review

The 12th edition of Devour! The Food Film Fest is running this week in Wolfville — a unique combination of food events, workshops, food rallies, and yes, short, feature, animated, and documentary films, including the following entry:  Directed by Marcus Mizelle | 77 min  Vincent Samarco strikes a rumpled, slightly shaggy, charming figure. He's a…Read More

Bystanders review #AIFF22

Directed by Koumbie | Written by Koumbie, Taylor Olson, and Lisa Rose Snow | 90 min  The script for Bystanders has won The Michael Weir Award for Best Atlantic Screenwriting, and it's well-deserved. Bystanders has a script I'd call courageous, how it wades into issues other writers might hesitate to consider. It's the story of…Read More

#LunenburgDocFest22 preview

For the first time the Lunenburg Doc Fest is running for seven days, from Thursday, September 22 through the 28th. That means more opportunity to see a broader selection of new documentaries, both on site and online. Here's a few that I've had the good fortune to see in advance:  Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On…Read More


As regular readers of FLAW IN THE IRIS — and followers of the site's Instagram account — know I've recently returned from Toronto where I covered the 2022 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival. (Click here to read all the reviews.) On the most recent episode of the podcast I co-host with the multimedia…Read More

One Fine Morning, Broker reviews #TIFF22

One Fine Morning aka Un Beau Matin | Written and Directed by Mia Hansen-Løve | 112 min  Having enjoyed Hansen-Løve's Things To Come and most recent Swedish set, Bergman Island, I was still unprepared for how much I adored her brand new picture. It's unabashedly French with its Paris locations and story of a modern…Read More