TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

★★★★ As unique and singular as it is explosively sexual yet weirdly heartwarming and playful, co-writer/director João Pedro Rodrigues’s Will-o’-the-Wisp is truly a delight. Having no familiarity with the works of Portuguese filmmaker Rodrigues, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Would this be one of those films that only mildly explores its queer content, … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Will-o’-the-Wisp

TIFF 2022: Project Wolf Hunting

★★★★ Absolutely bonkers from start to finish, Project Wolf Hunting is a Korean action horror flick with major bite. The less one knows going in the better, as the film is chock full of gasp-worthy surprises. Think: last year’s horrifically nasty The Sadness, but on a massive boat. While this one certainly wasn’t too high … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Project Wolf Hunting

TIFF 2022: Holy Spider

★★ (Written by Sean Boelman, disappointment media) Swedish-Iranian filmmaker Ali Abbasi’s last film, Border, was released to great acclaim, so his newest movie, Holy Spider was one of the most anticipated films of Cannes when it debuted earlier this year. However, this uneven procedural thriller doesn’t live up to expectations, becoming one of the biggest … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Holy Spider

TIFF 2022: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

★★★★★ Between Will-o’-the-Wisp, Winter Boy, and now Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, lovers of gay cinema are being served well at 2022’s iteration of the Toronto International Film Festival! Based on the young adult book of the same name, queer co-writer/director Aitch Alberto pulls off an astounding feat of intimate, deeply … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

TIFF 2022: Rosie

★★★ (Written by Intern, Lauren Vega) Experience the heartwarming Rosie; a breath of fresh air, the film touches on real-life scenarios such as adoption, discrimination, and financial hardship. The script and dialogue are both organic, creating authentic interactions between characters. We follow Fred (Melanie Bray), an aspiring but unsuccessful artist who struggles to care for … Continue reading TIFF 2022: Rosie