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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