Addison Wylie

One-on-Ones

Wylie Writes’ One-On-One with Navin Ramaswaran

Starting Friday, November 10, Toronto movie goers can finally check out Poor Agnes, a Canadian thriller that was an award-winner at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival and this past month’s Toronto After Dark Film Festival.  As someone who has seen the movie, I’m anticipating the release because I want to know if people will have the same reactions I had.  Much like the unfortunate victim who falls for Agnes’ manipulative tricks, Poor Agnes sent me into a freaky frenzy…

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God’s Own Country

Yorkshire farmer Johnny Saxby (Josh O’Connor) has a rough exterior that could be intimidating to others.  He’s certainly aware of this power as he reflects his standoff attitude to anyone who criticizes him.  But, Johnny is also a closeted gay man, distancing himself with personal conflict and confrontations.  He acts on sexual desires with casual flings, but his romantic interests remain indifferent.  That is, until he meets a migrant worker named Gheorghe (Alex Secareanu).

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On Putin’s Blacklist

In this current political climate, Russian president Vladimir Putin – along with his government – has frequently been held suspect for unethical ideologies.  On Putin’s Blacklist, a Canadian-produced documentary directed by Boris Ivanov, exposes more of these unorthodox decisions while also linking these rippling effects to possible ideas of Putin’s personality.

Festival Coverage

Toronto After Dark 2017: ‘Sixty Minutes to Midnight’

Filmmakers seem eager to work with Robert Nolan – I don’t blame them.  Nolan is, undoubtably, one of the best character actors working in the industry.  He’s respected because of his ability to morph into a role, and because of how professional he is.  I’ve seen him play an embarrassing parent, an insane clown, a teacher on the brink of destruction, and I’ve even seen him pull disgusting “things” out of his body.  He can…

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Unarmed Verses

Signs posted around a low-income housing block in Toronto announcing “new developments” promises desirable changes, but it’s the community who are woefully anticipating the shift.  This upcoming demolition, in pending stages of growth, means permanent relocation for these residents.  Kids and teenagers are encouraged to direct their focus on other, less stressful interests, such as poetry and music.