Janelle Monae

Antebellum Review: Empty Gestures and Hollow History

When it comes to horror, what has happened throughout history to Black people is far worse than anything that has ever happened in any horror film. Antebellum exploits that true cruelty and uses it as a vehicle for more pain without any notion of commentary or nuance beyond the obvious. The film starts with a […]

Harriet Review

Anchored by Cynthia Erivo’s strong performance, Harriet delivers a heroine who is worthy of a swashbuckling origin story.

Moonlight Review

Both sprawling and intimate, Moonlight is unlike anything else you'll see in theatres this year.

Made in America Review

The Jay-Z fronted/Ron Howard directed concert documentary Made in America could have just as easily been titled Made by Anybody. It’s a puff piece designed solely to play up the brands of every artist involved.

Interview: Carlos Saldanha

We talk to Rio 2 director Carlos Saldanha about how the sequel came together, presenting ecological messages to children, the sounds and colour of Rio, and the creation of one of the most memorable character of the year that he thinks deserves a lot more credit (and rightfully so).

August Monthly Music

Since when was summer this close to being over? I guess in the literal mist of this disgusting humidity, time has actually been passing. August will be a bit of a slower month for music here in Toronto, but that’s perfectly fine with me as I’m going to need my rest before the concert madness […]