An In-Depth Look at the Lesser-Known Titles at TIFF 2019

It’s that time of year again when the Toronto International Film Festival unveils its line-up and this year more than ever seems to be an incredible assembly of talented filmmakers and even better movies! Each year has its fair share of niche films that fly under the radar. I will take a closer look at a handful of these right here, right now!

Top 10 Films At EIFF 2019

Edinburgh held its annual international film festival last June for its 73rd edition. I was lucky enough to receive press accreditation to the festival and here are my ten favourite films that I recommend checking out if you get the opportunity:

Stuber (Review)

There will be no five-star reviews for Stuber as it conjures up the remnants of Michael Mann’s 2004 action-thriller Collateral in the shape of a 93-minute comedy that is largely much hit-or-miss, where its co-stars Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista try to make the most out of a bad script.

Annabelle Comes Home (Review)

Still riding off of the success of The Conjuring, the third-Annabelle movie promises absolutely nothing and delivers just that. The Conjuring has had several spin-off movies like Annabelle and The Nun each as bad as the other and adding to that list, Annabelle Comes Home feels like little more than a sheer cash-making scheme.

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Review)

The quality of the poster for Spider-Man: Far From Home may be hideous however, it is of no indication of the quality of the movie itself which achieves a remarkable balance of stunning visuals, entertaining fight sequences and a meaningful character study all at the same time. Following on from the events of Endgame the…

Modest Heroes (Review: EIFF 2019)

Enthralling, Charming, and Stunningly Beautiful: Modest Heroes creates a sense of wonder and provides a serious foundation towards the future success of Studio Ponoc. Modest Heroes consists of three short animations created by Studio Ponoc. They are the successors to Studio Ghibli who are responsible for so many incredible animations such as My Neighbour Totoro…

Gloria Bell (Review)

Sebastián Lelio’s films have often portrayed strong women as their lead-characters in tremendous fashion such as in A Fantastic Woman, but especially in Disobedience. Therefore, his astoundingly subpar portrayal of a middle-aged divorcee becomes all the more shocking and disappointing. Gloria Bell promises so much to eventually deliver very little. The film follows Gloria (Julianne…

Diego Maradona (Review)

Asif Kapadia’s new documentary on the Argentinian superstar will surely provide a greater understanding to the football moguls. However, this could have been performed to a greater scale and ends up painting a rather fragmented picture of Diego Maradona’s true character. “Diego; that wonderful boy with insecurities, and Maradona; a personality created to face all…

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Review)

Godzilla, a giant prehistoric sea monster, paired with a whole series of newly introduced enormous kaiju, along with countless epic fights between these creatures … Godzilla: King of the Monsters appears to have everything going for it in order to create a fun and entertaining two-hour monster feature. Or does it? Michael Dougherty takes the…