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  • Nomadland

    Nomadland

    ★★

    The American Dream may be dead, but at least we have the road, which strikes me as cold comfort. A bit of a chore to sit through, with lots of shots of Frances McDormand gazing into the distance against the sunset in various vast desert landscapes. People have said that the depiction of the Amazon warehouse is soft, but it still probably looks pretty awful to the film's target audience of Academy Award voters. A worker at the Amazon warehouse…

  • Crazy World

    Crazy World

    The experience of getting to see a Wakaliwood movie with an audience of 1,000 people at TIFF, with live narration by the inimitable V.J. Emmie ("V.J." stands for "Video Joker"), and with Nabwana I.G.G. (rural Uganda's greatest action filmmaker) in attendance, is an experience I will cherish.