Posts by Michael McNeely

A Monster Calls Review

A Monster Calls meets the challenge of creating a family-friendly film about mental health issues that’s also entertaining and fun to watch.

TIFF Explores Rainer Fassbinder

The TIFF Bell Lightbox is currently running a retrospective of Rainer Fassbinder's films so we're examining key titles from the prolific director's oeuvre and assessing their relevance today.

Miss Hokusai Review

Inspired by the real-life artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughters, Miss Hokusai is a stunning film about art, patriarchy, and independence.

TAD 2016: Creepy Review

Despite a few appropriately eerie moments, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Japanese thriller Creepy suffers from an inconsistent tone and unbelievable plot developments.

TIFF 2016: Accessibility in Review

Our Film and Accessibility Critic saw over 50 movies at TIFF 2016. Unfortunately the inconsistent quality of accessibility almost prevented him from seeing what turned out to be his favourite movie of the festival.