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TIFF 2021: ‘The Worst Person In The World’ Is An Unforgettable Look At Womanhood In Twelve Chapters

By: Myles Herod – If there was ever a genre created for Norwegian rom-coms, then The Worst Person In The World might be its Citizen Kane. Yes, this is a great film. It’s also an exciting and unbridled one, offering a portrait of a devil-may-care 29-year-old across 12 chapters (bookended by prologue and epilogue). Julie, the story’s heroine, … Continue reading

TIFF 2021: Joshua Jackson Hosts “Big Splash” Party at Iconic Windsor Arms Hotel

Photos by: Myles Herod – Monday evening saw Liquid Media Group’s in-person gala event, Big Splash, take place at Toronto’s iconic Windsor Arms Hotel. Hosted by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek, Dr Death), the formal setting – which happily complied with Covid-19 protocols – celebrated TIFF 2021 and its quest for bringing independent and … Continue reading

TIFF 2021: Jane Campion’s “The Power Of The Dog” Tackles Toxic Masculinity in the Prairie-Set Past

By: Myles Herod – New Zealand’s Jane Campion has been making world-class films for over 30 years. Although a decade has passed since her last full-length feature, The Power of the Dog marks a triumphant return and as potent a vision as she’s ever helmed. Based on the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage, the story centres on Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch), … Continue reading

TIFF 2021: A Touching Childhood Ghost Story Comes To Life In ‘Petite Maman’

By: Myles Herod – Children often see life much differently than adults do. Sometimes wide-eyed, but forever inquisitive. However, there also comes a time when every child discovers their world is not a gentle place, either. At the centre of Celine Sciamma’s quietly enchanting Petite Maman is such an impressionable youth named Nelly. Played by Joséphine Sanz (in … Continue reading

Tribeca Festival Announces 2021 Immersive Lineup

By: Katrina Lat – After the cancellation of its 2020 event, the annual Tribeca Film Festival will be back on the streets (and theatres) of New York City from June 9 – 20. To complement its in-person offering, the festival has announced Tribeca at Home, an online portal featuring screenings of festival selections. While the … Continue reading

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