Take This Waltz (Review)

Emotional human connection is arguably one of the most difficult aspects of a drama to believably pull off. When all is said and done, it requires at least a trifecta from the writer, director and actors. Sarah Polley and her leads achieved just this in Polley’s 2006 writing and directing debut, Away From Her, and […]

Away From Her (Review)

Empathy is an essential aspect of life; one that allows us to relate to the emotions of others, even if their emotional state is something beyond that of our own experiences. Part of cinema’s magic, then, lies in its ability to grant greater insight into these experiences through its characters and the accompanying narrative. This […]

Stories We Tell (Review)

Just when you think you have the format of genre all figured out, there comes along a film that toys with its structure either to great success, or damning failure. The former is true of Sarah Polley’s 2012 film Stories We Tell, a mesmerising documentary that seems to revolve around the life, loves, and flamboyant […]