Festivals

TIFF Review: Joker

By Nick Maylor (***1/2) Todd Phillips’ R-Rated film starring Joaquin Phoenix is without question, an impressive piece of filmmaking. It features a brilliant performance by Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, a mentally distressed loner living with his mother in 1980s Gotham City who, through a series of unfortunate and troubling circumstances, transforms himself into a familiar…

TIFF Review: DOLEMITE IS MY NAME

By Nick Maylor (***) Eddie Murphy has been wanting to make a movie about the life of Rudy Ray Moore for close to ten years now. Moore famously created the character of Dolemite, star of several Blaxploitation films. The film chronicles Rudy Ray Moore, an over-the-hill musician and comedian who creates the character of Dolemite…