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Review: The Goose

This review is provided by Madeline Bogoch from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: The Goose dir. Mike Maryniuk 2018 | Manitoba |  68 mins | PG *Filmmaker in attendance! Director Mike Maryniuk’s new experimental feature The Goose opens with the visual of a hypnotically spiralling mosquito coil. This image sets the stage…

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Review: El Toro

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: El Toro dir. Danielle Sturk 2018 | Manitoba | 44 mins | G Once upon a time in St. Boniface, Manitoba, a family went bankrupt and opened up a truck stop diner to recoup…

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Review: A Colony

This review is provided by Elena Sturk Lussier from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow her on Instagram at @elenasturklussier REVIEW: A Colony (Une colonie) dir. Geneviève Dulude-De Celles 2018 | Canada | 102 mins   A Colony (Une colonie), the honest, raw, funny, and heartbreaking first feature film by Canadian director Geneviève…

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Review: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

This review is provided by Lauren Donnelly  from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! Follow Lauren at @actorlbd on Twitter. REVIEW: nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up dir. Tasha Hubbard 2019 | Canada | 98 min. The day his mother went into labour she was dressed as a witch, her face painted green. He was…

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Review: Nervous Translation

This review is provided Lindsay Michiels  from our  Open Call for Film Critics & Writers REVIEW: Nervous Translation dir. Shireen Seno 2019 | Philippines | 90 mins | PG Shireen Seno’s Nervous Translationis a thought-provoking yet vague film on a child’s perspective of the adult world. Focusing on eight-year-old Yael, the film follows the girl’s daily…

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Review: The Seer And the Unseen

This review is provided by GFF Board Member, Lynn Chalmers,  from our  Open Call for Film Critics & Writers REVIEW: The Seer and The Unseen dir. Sara Dosa 2019| USA/Iceland | 88 mins | G   A fascinating look into the power of Fairies in Icelandic contemporary society. Iceland has withstood extraordinary development and pressure to…

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Review: Diane

This review is provided by Faye Hellner & Marni Hellner from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: Diane dir. Kent Jones | United States | English | 2018 | 95 min | Fiction Through exquisite cinematography we experience the visually stunning somewhere-near-Massachusetts setting first hand, driving back and forth on country roads…

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Review: Midnight Family

This review is provided by Madeline Bogoch from our Open Call for Film Critics & Writers! REVIEW: Midnight Family dir. Luke Lorentzen 2019 | USA / Mexico | 90 mins | 14A In Mexico City there are only 45 government-run ambulances serving a population of 9 million. This bleak ratio, which is presented at the…

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