Jenna Cato Bass’s film is a reckoning both for her and all the clueless white children who never thought about the Black women who served them.
Lucile Hadžihalilović’s English-language debut Earwig is another odd but assured film about the relationships between children and their guardians.
With works about student protests in India, colonialism in South Korea, the history of trains in cinema, and more, this edition of Wavelengths is the festival’s best in years.
“I think this is going to become much more normal.” Workers at TIFF, NYFF, and Sundance reflect on a year of reduced in-person events and streaming premieres.
Highlights included Ephraim Asili’s striking debut feature The Inheritance and Nicolás Pereda’s Fauna, an inventive story within a story.
The films MLK/FBI and Enemies of the State offer contrasting looks at government oppression.
American Utopia, Lee’s film of the stage show, recontextualizes some of Byrne’s greatest hits as musings on modern life.
Highlights to catch at its first virtual edition include Spike Lee’s David Byrne documentary, a strong slate of Indigenous-led films, and a look at the FBI’s efforts to defame Martin Luther King Jr.
Thirty years after the release of A Dry White Season, Euzhan Palcy is on a roll with a Barbican retrospective and a slew of recent screenings. Here’s a look back at some of her major works.
While most buzz tends to focus on future awards contenders, some great nonfiction comes out of TIFF every year. Here’s a guide to some of Hyperallergic’s favorite docs from the festival.
Seeking to upend the male-dominated canon but directed by a man, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema defies some hierarchies while reinforcing others.
The festival’s vaunted Wavelengths section features films about different concepts of performance.