Anna Swanson

Anna Swanson is a Senior Contributor who hails from Toronto. She can usually be found at the nearest rep screening of a Brian De Palma film.
Mia Wasikowska in Bergman Island

TIFF 2021: ‘Bergman Island’ is a Stunner Worthy of its Namesake

By Anna Swanson 

Mia Hansen-Løve delivers an astonishing and personal film about the process of creating an astonishing and personal film.

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Jessica Chastain

TIFF 2021: ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ is Appropriately Campy and Flawed

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Extravagant and charming, but with some bumps along the way, this is a biopic befitting its larger-than-life subject.

The Guilty Jake Gyllenhaal

TIFF 2021: ‘The Guilty’ is a Heavy-Handed Remake of a Better Thriller

By Meg Shields, and Anna Swanson 

Antoine Fuqua’s version is thrilling but ultimately redundant.

Dashcam Rob Savage Film

TIFF 2021: ‘Dashcam’ is an Abysmal Low-Point for Found Footage

By Anna Swanson 

Annoying and artless, Rob Savage’s latest screen-life film can’t even manage to use its format well.

The Power Of The Dog Cumberbatch

TIFF 2021: ‘The Power of the Dog’ is a Deeply Rewarding Slow Burn

By Anna Swanson 

Jane Campion’s latest is a masterfully well-constructed film about masculinity with a third act that sneaks up on you.

Thinking of Ending Things

The So-Bad-It’s-Good Editing of ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’

By Anna Swanson 

Rules are made to be broken.

Skins Generation Richards

‘Skins’ Generation 3, or how to Ruin a Great TV Show

By Anna Swanson 

The British teen drama was riding high for four seasons… and then came the third generation.

Shrek Swamp

Why the ‘Shrek’ Soundtrack is a Masterclass in Music Selection

By Anna Swanson 

SomeBODY once told us the ‘Shrek’ soundtrack absolutely rips.

Movies Like Manhunter

12 Movies to Watch if You Like Michael Mann’s ‘Manhunter’

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

If you can pull yourself away from staring at the ocean for long enough to watch a movie, we recommend selecting one of these twelve.