Alan’s coverage of the 2022 Toronto Film Festival spans 2 sites. See all of his reviews below!
Sunshine State Cineplex Reviews
TIFF 2022: ‘Fixation’ Puts an Excellent Maddie Hasson Through the Wringer
With a star turn from Hasson, expect Fixation to become a favorite of the horror crowd.
TIFF 2022: ‘The Umbrella Men’ Delivers a Flawed But Fun Heist Adventure
A surprise blast, The Umbrella Men embraces the heist genre and all its quirks.
TIFF 2022: ‘While We Watched’ Tells an Urgent Tale
An unwavering portrait of journalist integrity, While We Watched makes for a compelling perspective on India’s evolving media ecosystem.
TIFF 2022: ‘My Imaginary Country’ Dissects 50 Years of Chilean Political History
My Imaginary Country deserves laudits as one of the most emotional documentaries of the year.
disappointment media Reviews
[TIFF 2022] CHARCOAL — Questions of Morality and Agency Are Undermined by Pacing Issues
While the film is strengthened by Jenkins and Bordón’s performances, the moral questions raised by Markowicz become the narrative’s engine.
[TIFF 2022] THIS PLACE — A Love Story for Those Seeking a New Chapter
One of the most diverse features of the year, both in terms of perspective and on-screen talent, This Place forces the audience to question their own experience growing up.
[TIFF 2022] CASA SUSANNA — A Haven for Trans Women Receives the Tribute It Deserves
Perhaps the most enduring aspect of Casa Susanna is the celebratory attitude. These are individuals who continue to fight for fundamental human rights. The growth we observe paints a picture of hard-fought progress.
[TIFF 2022] DRIVING MADELEINE — A Heartwarming Journey Remembering Love and Tragedy
Carion embraces the sentimental aspects of his story and deserves credit for leaning into that approach. Unfortunately, too many directors and storytellers try to subvert their own stories to make them feel fresh.