TIFF18 Review: ROMA – Pam Grady

Roma unreels like memory, blending quotidian scenes of family life with dramatic historical moments (an earthquake, student unrest), and leavening bits of absurdity. Exquisite sound design and director Alfonso Cuaron’s own shimmering black-and-white cinematography add to the pleasure of this warm, evocative drama,’s own shimmering black-and-white cinematography add to the pleasure of this warm, evocative drama,

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Margaret Mead Film Festival 2018 – Jennifer Merin reports

Celebrating its 42nd edition, the Margaret Mead Film Festival (October18-21) focuses on the theme “Resilience in Motion,” documenting stories that celebrate individuals who are breaking new ground or breaking free despite challenging circumstances and sparking provocative conversations about the most pressing social and political situations worldwide.

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TIFF18 Review: ENDZEIT EVER AFTER — Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

A girls’ own adventure tale for the darkly inclined, Endzeit – Ever After had its world premiere at TIFF 2018 and is the German feminist zombie film we didn’t know we needed until it came along. For a subgenre that risks almost constant threat of cliché, a number of recent entries to the zombie category have demonstrated just how forceful the trope is to communicate the endurance and strength of women who band together.

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TIFF18 Review: High Life – Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

With all the spectacular SFX majesty that has dominated the representation of space across the science fiction genre, that Claire Denis’s High Life begins less fascinated with its cosmic surroundings than the ‘spectacle’ of a single working dad sets the tone in many ways for her first English-language feature.

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