TIFF 2016 – Sami Blood (2016)

You can point to any period of human history and be sure to find horrendous examples of minority persecution. Motivations and methods vary; sometimes blunt, sometimes subtle, sometimes vindictive, sometimes well-meaning, but the end result…

TIFF 2016 – ’76 (2016)

There’s a lot of ambition in ‘76, painstakingly pursued over multiple years. Nigerian director Izu Ojukwu’s foray into the past took a long time to clear with the military given it focusses on an attempted coup that led to the assassination…

TIFF 2016 – Arrival (2016)

Britain might have fallen out of love with experts, as Michael Gove so eloquently explained this year, but for Hollywood they’ve lost none of their shine. When bad things happen it’s straight off to academia to find someone to fix it.…

TIFF 2016 – Pyromaniac (2016)

It may look like the background to a Norwegian tourist board advert but do not be sucked in by sweeping forests and glittering lakes. This land is not without its demons. What won’t surprise, given the title, is the nature of the trouble.…

TIFF 2016 – Colossal (2016)

That alcohol can lead to destructive behaviour is hardly an unheralded revelation. With that in mind, even the staunchest Temperance supporter couldn’t have imagined quite the scale of catastrophe brought on by small town binging in…