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 Banshees of Inisherin still with Colin Farrell walking toward camera and Brendan Gleeson walking away in the distance on a gray Irish dirt road
    October 25, 2022

    The Banshees of Inisherin Review

    With stand-out performances from Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees of Inisherin is one of the warmest, funniest, & most disturbing films of the year.

  • Triangle of Sadness
    September 9, 2022

    TIFF 2022: Triangle of Sadness Review

    Ruben Östlund’s Palme d’Or-winning Triangle of Sadness delivers an unforgettable gut-punch that extends beyond its simple premise.

  • 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.