Pain Hustlers isn’t the worst movie ever made, but simply one that never bothers to justify its existence. Isn’t that worse?
Shayda is a bold statement about a woman coming into her own despite her situation. Writer/director Noora Niasari creates a film of unnerving anxiety and rising pressure. One becomes immersed in the validity of this character’s existence.
The film is a slow burn but when it ramps up the reveals are remarkable: a maze of complicated emotions which this filmmaker conceals within a simple premise and a stark visual style.
From Kendrick Lamar to Badfinger and beyond, we round up the memorable needle drops from all the festival films we loved.
Winner of Best Canadian Feature at TIFF, Solo beautifully captures what it means to define yourself on your own terms.
Writer-director Pablo Berger sits down with That Shelf to discuss his latest film, Robot Dreams, and its use of the iconic pop song.
His Three Daughters proves that all you need to create something unforgettable is a grounded story that touches people and incredible talent to bring it to life.
Can you call it a comedy if there isn’t a single laugh?
Peter Sarsgaard and Jessica Chastain star in Michel Franco's quietly subdued character study, Memory. One of the highlights of TIFF and featuring dynamite performances from two veteran actors, Memory is a compassionate tale of two broken people longing for connection and stability.
Next Goal Wins is a heart-warming crowd-pleaser brimming with Taika Waititi’s signature style and wit.
Billy Luther’s exceptional coming-of-age film Frybread Face and Me captures the beauty of self-discovery.
Jeff Bulmer joins Dakota and Rachel for a 2023 TIFF wrap up on Contra Zoom Pod!
Dear Jassi is a powerful tale of the unwavering flame of love and the brutal injustice that often tries to extinguish it.
Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron tells a visually stunning tale of love, imagination, and learning to let go.
Karen Kain’s unconventional production gets an all-too-conventional documentary.