Barbara Goslawski

Barbara is co-host/co-producer of Frameline who joined during its CKLN days. As a freelance writer and film critic for the past 30 years, she has contributed to numerous dailies and magazines including The Globe and Mail, The Canadian Film Encyclopedia, Box Office Magazine as well as to several books. A veteran of the Canadian film industry, Barbara has worked in many key areas including distribution and programming, and has also served on various festival juries


Articles by Barbara Goslawski:


  • The Janes
    February 1, 2022

    Sundance 2022: The Janes Review

    The Janes doc marks an essential act of recovery—by taking a past movement known only through word of mouth and making it present.

  • The Exiles
    January 28, 2022

    Sundance 2022: The Exiles Review

    With The Exiles, Ben Klein and Violet Columbus have teamed up with Christine Choy to create a devastating commentary on authoritarian control

  • Compartment No 6
    September 19, 2021

    TIFF 2021: Compartment No. 6 Review

    Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6 is a profound character study that evolves in time into something of a romantic drama.

  • Murina
    September 18, 2021

    TIFF 2021: Murina Review

    In Murina, Croatian director Antoneta Alamat Kusijanović displays a maturity of style that is remarkable for a feature film debut.

  • Beba
    September 17, 2021

    TIFF 2021: Beba Review

    A real standout in this year’s TIFF Docs section, Rebeca Huntt’s Beba is a film that defies categorization.

  • Quickening
    September 12, 2021

    TIFF 2021: Quickening Review

    Writer/director Haya Waseem’s feature debut Quickening is an experience not soon to be forgotten.

  • Learn to Swim
    September 12, 2021

    TIFF 2021: Learn To Swim Review

    Director Thyrone Tommy expertly crafts an enduring experience of love and loss that elevates a simple tale of failed romance.

  • Wildhood
    September 12, 2021

    TIFF 2021: Wildhood Review

    Wwriter/director Bretten Hannam brings a refreshing approach to this road movie, making it a captivating journey of self discovery.

  • I'm Wanita still
    May 6, 2021

    Hot Doc 2021: I’m Wanita Review

    I’m Wanita has it all: heartbreak, great music, and that unquenchable desire to chase your dreams no matter the cost.

  • Kenny Scharf
    April 15, 2021

    Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide Review

    Fans of that fabled punk/pop art era of 1980’s New York City will love Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide. Read the review then watch it at Hot Docs Cinema.

  • February 22, 2021

    Bacurau Review

    Bacurau breathlessly hammers home the quintessential burning question: who exactly are the real ‘savages’ here?

  • Saint Frances movie poster
    November 13, 2020

    Saint Frances Review

    Alex Thompson & Kelly O’Sullivan’s film tackles familiar issues in a refreshingly original way, while invoking a lighthearted but compassionate vision of hope & healing.