Category: Arts

KFF film review: Vox Lux

Vox Lux is a movie that could easily make anyone uncomfortable. The opening scene starts with a teenager shooting up a school, murdering multiple people, including himself. Vox Lux follows one of the school’s teenagers, …

KFF film review: Ben is Back

Ben is Back is an emotionally gripping drama film that plays out in the same way many conventional thriller movies do. The premise is simple enough, Ben, played by Lucas Hedges, is the junkie son …

KFF film review: Cold War

A passionate love story about two very different individuals coming together in a dangerous time, Cold War is a beautiful piece of art that perfectly captures the sights, sounds and sentiments of living in 1950s …

KFF film review: Sink or Swim

Sink or Swim is a classic story about the trials and tribulations of any sports team. What makes this story unique is how it follows a men’s synchronized swimming team from France and how each …

KFF film review: Roma

Roma won an Oscar for best cinematography and rightfully so. The film reinvents the story delivery common to most movies. It isn’t the best. However, for the first of its kind with such a technique, …

KFF film review: Shoplifters

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters was a surprise appearance at the Oscars, where it received a nomination for best foreign language film.  Kore-eda gives voice to the age-old ethical dilemma: would you steal bread to feed your …

KFF film review: The Bromley Boys

The Bromley Boys is a comedy straight from Britain with a very tongue in cheek comedic style that lands most of the time.  The film follows Dave, a young man whose love for his favourite …

KFF film review: At Eternity’s Gate

At Eternity’s Gate is a deep tale of artistry, self-love and understanding of one’s mental state. All of which is given by what should have been an Oscar-winning performance from Willem Dafoe.  The story revolves …

KFF film review: Circle of Steel

For Canadians west of Ontario, this drama is a must see. Circle of Steel, directed by Gillian McKercher depicts life in the oil and gas industry so accurately. Granted, I haven’t worked a day in …

KFF film review: The Grizzlies

Miranda de Pencier’s The Grizzlies tells a heart-rending tale of a group of Inuit high school students in Kugluktuk, Nunavut who bond together as a family through the game of lacrosse to help combat the …