Akash Singh

Featured Critic
Akash J. Saran (He/They) is a featured critic at That Shelf. Akash is several things in training: an attorney, novelist, and an experienced sodomite. They enjoy period pieces starring Dev Patel, films about writers making it in New York City, and the Paddington Cinematic Universe.

Articles by Akash Singh:

  • September 24, 2023

    TIFF 2023: Summer Qamp Review

    Summer Qamp takes audiences to Camp fYrefly in rural Alberta, Canada, which provides a haven LGBTQ+ youths.

  • September 21, 2023

    TIFF 2023: Solo Review

    Winner of Best Canadian Feature at TIFF, Solo beautifully captures what it means to define yourself on your own terms.

  • September 14, 2023

    TIFF 2023: The Peasants Review

    Hugh and DK Welchman’s follow-up to Loving Vincent is an astounding achievement that simply must be seen to be believed.

  • September 14, 2023

    TIFF 2023: The Reeds Review

    Cemil Ağacıkoğlu’s The Reeds transports viewers to a stunning Anatolian village in this slow burn story of oppression and rebellion.

  • September 12, 2023

    TIFF 2023: Mandoob Review

    Mandoob is at once a tragic farce, a melancholic elegy for the many, and an incisive commentary about life in Saudi Arabia.

  • April 24, 2023

    Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 Review

    The second season of ‘Star Wars: The Bad Batch’ is stronger than the first, benefiting from the first season’s destabilizing consequences.

  • January 1, 2023

    His Dark Materials Season 3 Review

    The final season of His Dark Materials wraps an ambitious and flawed adaptation of Phillip Pullman’s celebrated book trilogy.

  • December 13, 2022

    The Crown Season 5 Review

    Netflix’s hit drama has absolutely no idea what story it’s trying to tell, more obviously now than ever before.