AFRICAN APOCALYPSE is not an examination of grainy photographs and dusty historical sources but one of an enduring legacy of oppression and white supremacy. Jim Ross reviews.
After reviewing MOGUL MOWGLI as part of our London Film Festival coverage, Jim Ross spoke to director Bassam Tariq about the themes of the film and the festival circuit in the coronavirus-hit year of 2020.
Bassam Tariq’s feature fiction debut is a wonderful showcase for Riz Ahmed’s versatility as a performer and an engaging explosion of energy about heritage, identity, and the clashing cultural expression of both.
The concept of ANOTHER ROUND reads like a bawdy comedy, but the cocktail Vinterberg and Mikkelsen shake up is altogether sharper and more complex than that. Jim Ross reviews at TIFF 2020.
Politics is a backdrop and metaphor for the resurfacing of painful memories in WILDFIRE, a film that never deviates from the characters at the core of this drama. Jim Ross reviews at TIFF 2020.
Michel Franco loses some of the grander points of NEW ORDER in a nihilistic spray of blood and green paint. Jim Ross reviews from TIFF 2020.
CONCRETE COWBOY puts a unique gloss on what could have been a tired narrative. Jim Ross reviews from TIFF 2020.
Regina King’s subtle touch allows a single evening to reflect on the perception and symbolism of the achievements of four US icons and their relevance to today. Jim Ross reviews at TIFF 2020.
Christos Nikou’s APPLES takes a setting adrift from the contemporary world to reflect on modern identity and memory. Jim Ross reviews at TIFF 2020.
Chloe Zhao’s NOMADLAND is a beautiful and melancholic story embodied with heart and strength by Frances McDormand. Zhao’s film scatters the shattered remains of the American Dream amongst the breathtaking vistas of the ‘land of the free’; a romantic sonnet dedicated to a broken place. Jim Ross reviews.