EIFF: ‘Racer and the Jailbird’ Feels Like a Trilogy of Frustration and Disaster

*DISCLAIMER: As this is a difficult film to talk about without delving into the plot, this review contains major spoilers for Racer and the Jailbird. Please read with caution.* Racer and the Jailbird is a film that is just as difficult to talk about as it is to watch. Featuring two fantastic, but ultimately wasted leads, Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (Blue is the … Continue reading EIFF: ‘Racer and the Jailbird’ Feels Like a Trilogy of Frustration and Disaster

EIFF: ‘Happy End’ is a Dark, Hilarious Look at an Upper Class Family

*DISCLAIMER: As this is a difficult film to talk about without delving into the plot, this review of Happy End contains mild spoilers. Please read with caution.* From the moment that Happy End begins, it’s clear what the audience is in for. The opening scene of Michael Haneke’s latest effort is seen from the perspective of 13-year-old Eve Laurent (Fantine Harduin) as she records the family … Continue reading EIFF: ‘Happy End’ is a Dark, Hilarious Look at an Upper Class Family

The Third Season of ‘Rick and Morty’ Delivers Some of The Best and Worst Episodes of the Series

*DISCLAIMER: This article contains spoilers for the new season of Rick and Morty. If you have yet to watch the new season, please watch it, and then come back.* For nearly two years, Rick and Morty fans eagerly awaited the show’s third season until Adult Swim released “The Rickshank Rickdemption” on April Fools’ Day which led many to believe it was just a prank. The episode … Continue reading The Third Season of ‘Rick and Morty’ Delivers Some of The Best and Worst Episodes of the Series

EIFF: ‘Novitiate’ is an Ambitious Take on Isolation in a Life Devoted to God

Novitiate, the feature-length debut of Sundance Film Festival’s Breakthrough Director winner, Maggie Betts, is a stylish and ambitious take on a historical moment in the transformation of Catholicism. The film, taking place mostly in 1964, is a coming-of-age tale following a young woman named Cathleen (Margaret Qualley), who decides to break away from her normal life in Tennessee to become a nun. Cathleen’s fixation with the … Continue reading EIFF: ‘Novitiate’ is an Ambitious Take on Isolation in a Life Devoted to God

EIFF: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is a Breathtaking and Intimate Exploration of First Love

There is a large catalogue of coming-of-age stories in the annals of cinema, but few of them are as masterful as director Luca Guadagnino’s latest, Call Me by Your Name. The film, adapted from the homonymous novel by Andrè Aciman, takes place during the summer of 1983 and gives an intimate look at the developing relationship between 17-year-old Elio (Timothèe Chalamet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer), … Continue reading EIFF: ‘Call Me by Your Name’ is a Breathtaking and Intimate Exploration of First Love

EIFF: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut ‘Breathe’ Will Tear At Your Heartstrings

Breathe is a moving piece of storytelling that is able to snatch up its viewers within the last two acts. The first, feels like a sloppily edited chapter that reveals way too little about a character we’re supposed to feel empathetic towards. As the movie straggles along with charming British demeanour and jokes, the humanity of the piece is fleshed out in a stunning fashion. … Continue reading EIFF: Andy Serkis’ Directorial Debut ‘Breathe’ Will Tear At Your Heartstrings