Writer, Film Lover.  My reviews are brief but my passion for film is not.

Favourite Films are my favourite films from past TIFF years.

Favorite films

  • Ikiru
  • Harold and Maude
  • The Big Lebowski
  • Amadeus

Recent activity

  • A Room with a View

  • Flora and Son

  • Uproar

  • The Holdovers

Pinned reviews

  • A Face in the Crowd

    A Face in the Crowd


    “There Nothing as Trustworthy ... As The Ordinary Mind - Of The Ordinary Man” - Lonsome Rhodes

    Blessed with a silver tongue, good looks and charm, Lonsome Rhodes is discovered in  the drunk tank by radio host Marcia Jeffries when she pops into the county lockup for her “Face In The Crowd” spotlight show to capture the voices of ordinary men.   His little radio ditty is a huge hit, one thing leads to another and Rhodes becomes a national…

  • A Star Is Born

    A Star Is Born


    Heartbreaking for so many reasons, the story of course and also because of Judy. She’s brilliant in this film.

    Bradley Cooper took as much from this version as he did from the ‘76 version  Most memorable would be the “Hold on. I just want to take another look at you.”  

    It’s a shame they edited this version to death and the original director’s cut isn’t available, but I love that they have used stills and audio to piece together…

Recent reviews

  • Uproar


    25. TIFF25

    My last screening of the festival did not disappoint and writer Sonia Whiteman and director Paul Middleditch were on hand for a Q&A which is a first in all my years at TIFF for filmmakers to be around on the last day! 

    Very sweet film about coming into one’s own.  As was mentioned in the Q&A most of us will recognize a bit of Jesse in all of us.  Watching this film could be therapeutic for a young…

  • The Holdovers

    The Holdovers

    24. TIFF 2023

    I have one more film to see, so I hesitate to say this is my favourite but I loved this one.  My soul, which has been a little frayed of late, felt a little restored after seeing this one.   Damn you all Paul Giamatti, D’Avine Joy Randolph and Dominic Sassa, you made me cry but I am better for it.

Popular reviews

  • Metropolis



    “The mediator between the hands and the head must be the heart”.

    I finally saw this monstrosity of a film in its entirety on the big screen. Paying homage that is long overdue. Hard to believe it was made in 1927. At the time it took 17 months and cost over 5 million Reichsmarks to make. It’s definitely one of the most defining and pioneering works of cinematic fiction ever made. Filmmakers continue to borrow from the screenplay, visuals and…

  • Where Hands Touch

    Where Hands Touch


    TIFF18 Film 13

    No Nazi was sympathized during the filming of this movie.

    Amma Asante said that she had to prove herself through Belle and A United Kingdom to make Where Hands Touch, a film she researched for many years.  We never really hear about Black Germans, let alone in Nazi Germany, so I really wanted to learn more. 

    This is Leyna’s story. This is about her struggle to belong in her own country and her struggle to survive.  Yes…