2021 was one of the most challenging years for cinema. But, after many delays, we finally got to see long-awaited films like No Time to Die and West Side Story. But, despite a rocky year, we had the chance to reunite with the power of film.
Academy Award Winner documentarist Bryan Fogel (Icarus) returns with his latest documentary The Dissident. The documentary exposes the corruption and conspiracy that led to the disappearance of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The film includes Khashoggi's fiancé (Hatice Cengiz), and a prominent number of specialists (including former CIA director John O. Brennan). Its principal focus is to [...]
Spoiler Alert level: Low - this review will include some details of the movie plot without giving away much of the development of the plot. Mamma Mia goes again, but this time it goes much better. The highly anticipated sequel builds upon the shortcomings of the first film to create a more compelling fairy-tale that [...]
Mission Impossible: Fallout is the sixth film in the Mission Impossible franchise, and it is impossibly good. It is rare that a franchise this long is able to surpass itself with every installment, but Fallout proves that summer blockbusters can be both fun and great by giving us the best film in the franchise. It is a film that shares some of the strengths of recent action greats such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Sicario, while staying true to the Mission Impossible series.
Now that SIFF is over, here are five of our favorite films of the festival. Many of SIFF films are released soon after the festival or end up on streaming sites later in the year, so keep an eye open for these ones.
Have you ever wondered how your life would be if you were irreversibly miniaturized to be five inches tall in order to help solve the overpopulation problem? Well, me neither, but that is the idea behind Downsizing (read more...)