Category Archives: Indie

#HIFF2020 review: Bait

Written and Directed by Mark Jenkin | 89 min | Halifax Independent Film Festival  The 2020 Halifax Independent Film Festival runs from Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15. It includes international features and local shorts screenings. They're all online and free. For screening information, go to hiff.ca. Some have called Bait experimental, and I…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