Author Archives: James McNally

The Workers Cup

The Workers Cup (Director: Adam Sobel): When Qatar was awar­ded the 2022 World Cup, there were aud­ible gasps in the room. A gulf state with no dis­cern­ible foot­ball cul­ture or his­tory, it seemed to win simply by vir­tue of its … Continue read­ing

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Becoming Bond

Becoming Bond (Director: Josh Greenbaum): James Bond is one of the most endur­ing char­ac­ters in film, and we’re used to see­ing a new actor take on the role every few years. But back in 1968, Sean Connery WAS Bond, and … Continue read­ing

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Am Ende der Wald (Where the Woods End)

Director Felix Ahrens won a Silver Medal at the Student Academy Awards for this taut mini-thriller. In just 30 minutes, Am Ende der Wald (Where the Woods End) man­ages to cre­ate an unbear­able situ­ation for its prot­ag­on­ist, young police officer … Continue read­ing

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2016 TIFF CAST Awards Announcement

For the fifth year in a row, I’ve com­piled a spe­cial edi­tion of the CAST Awards, just based on what people saw dur­ing the Toronto International Film Festival. Here are the CAST Top 10 based on the votes of 24 … Continue read­ing

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TIFF 2016 Preview: Things to Come

I’ve made no secret of my love for the films of Mia Hansen-Løve. She’s made some amaz­ing com­ing-of-age stor­ies that explore more than just the usual one or two emo­tions. Although I have yet to see her pre­vi­ous film Eden, … Continue read­ing

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