Category Archives: Drama

#FIN2020 Review — Deux (Two of Us)

Directed by Filippo Meneghetti | Written by Meneghetti, Malysone Bovorasmy, and Florence Vignon | 99 min I'd read this described as an Amour for same-sex seniors, but that's more than painfully reductive... it's also plain wrong. Deux has something else going on. In its delicate heart it's a late-life lesbian love story, but it's paced…Read More

#FIN2020 Review — Percy

Directed by Clark Johnson | Written by Garfield Lindsay Miller and Hilary Pryor | 100 min Percy Schmeiser is a farmer from Saskatchewan. In the late '90s he was sued by Monsanto, the global agribusiness conglomerate, who accused Percy of growing canola seeds that include their patented tech. He claimed to have done it unknowingly…Read More

#FIN2020 Opening Night Gala Review — Falling

Written and Directed by Viggo Mortensen | 112 min  Oscar-nominated actor and movie star Viggo Mortensen tries his hand as an auteur with an international co-pro domestic drama. A huge disappointment, it's a film entirely removed from real life. Willis, played by Lance Henriksen, is a senior struggling with dementia and an endless supply of…Read More

#TIFF2020 Review — Nomadland

Written and Directed by Chloé Zhao, based on the book by Jessica Bruder | 108 min  The book this film is based on — Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century — is non-fiction. Its writer, Jessica Bruder, also wrote this article for Harpers, which informs the screenplay. Zhao uses non-actors in the picture including…Read More