‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale

Now it’s up to these two girls, whose blooming friendship is one of the movie’s greatest pleasures, to rescue Moll (captured by the Lord Protector at some point off-screen) and convince Bill that perhaps he’s fighting for the wrong side. The earlier “Pocahontas” comparison is apt in that regard, as both films depict the colonizing […]

David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’

The common thread I’ve seen with great directors is they hire great people who they trust to do their job well, which releases the director to do their job well, which is having an overview of the total vision for the story. The less successful experiences I’ve had are when I’ve seen directors who are […]

Kemp Powers’ ‘One Night in Miami’ Sheds Light on the Civil Rights Movement

I found it interesting that though we’ve talked about these figures so much in history, this film reminds us that there’s still so much we really don’t know about their legacies. That’s the danger of people becoming icons is that they’re both familiar, but it’s also possible to keep them at a distance. When I […]

TIFF Filmmaker Lab Talent Jorge Cadena Talks About Indigenous Queer Project ‘Tropical Malady’

As soon as I got accepted in school — HEAD, Geneva — I began a process that comes much more from experimental cinema — to free oneself from standard structures, a cinema shot on film, that seeks texture, that has other elements. … I did a lot of documentary work because for me, there was […]