Category Archives: Drama

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

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

The Swimmers, The Grab reviews #TIFF22

The Swimmers | Directed by Sally El Hosaini | Written by El Hosaini and Jack Thorne | 134 min One of Netflix's big features at this year's Toronto International Film Festival was also the Opening Night Gala — a story based on the actual experience of Syrian sisters Sarah and Yusra Mardini (played by actual…Read More