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    NewFest Film Review: Kacey Rohl Makes a Great Antihero in ‘White Lie’

    Narratives surrounding cancer-afflicted characters have long been a go-to source of drama at the movies. From Meryl Streep in One True Thing to Shailene Woodley in The Fault in Our Stars, these ill-fated portrayals have broken hearts and won awards in equal measure. Now, Kacey Rohl joins that illustrious company with her uniquely impactful performance […] More

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    Interview: Merawi Gerima Discusses the Personal Meaning of ‘Residue’

    Following in the footsteps of his parents, director Merawi Gerima tells an unmistakably Black story with his debut film Residue. This artful drama turns the camera towards gentrification in Gerima’s native Washington DC, as he explores the emotional journey of an aspiring filmmaker as he tries to reconnect with his changing community. On the heels […] More

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    Emmy Analysis: Outstanding Limited Series

    Easily one of this year’s best program categories in terms of quality, the Emmy award for Outstanding Limited Series will be hotly contested. Each tapped into the zeitgeist in different ways, through an array of genres and historical settings. While the lineup features one nominations juggernaut, there’s definitely room for an upset. Here’s a closer […] More

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    TIFF Film Review: COVID-19 Doc ’76 Days’ is Surprisingly Hopeful

    It’s been 6 months since most of the world went into crisis mode amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For some of those countries, the outlook is bleak, with no discernible end in sight. In the case of more proactive societies like China, however, life is slowly returning to normal. But to understand how they got there, […] More

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    TIFF Preview: 10 Anticipated Films Premiering at the 2020 Festival

    Film festivals have all been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but perhaps none more so than the Toronto International Film Festival. Known for its glitzy premieres and unparalleled fan engagement, this icon of Toronto’s entertainment scene faced a tough challenge in planning its 2020 edition. After months of discussions, however, TIFF Artistic Director Cameron […] More