TIFF Review: Seven Psychopaths

MAX PATERSON <Arts & Culture Editor> As TIFF progresses and the stars drift in and out of the Toronto social scene, it was hard for the Obiter to ignore a chance to rub knuckles with Hollywood’s finest. We were fortunate enough to be invited to the premiere of Seven Psychopaths, the new feature by writer/director …

TIFF Review: Comrade Kim Goes Flying

NANCY SITU <Senior Editor-in-Chief> It’s not every day that a Western-financed North Korean fiction feature shows in a Yonge-Dundas theatre on a breezy Tuesday night. It’s not even every day that North Korean fiction films can be Western-financed. In fact, Comrade Kim Goes Flying was the first ever. The “light-hearted romantic comedy” is about a …

Isolation of Iran

When the Canadian government is labelled racist by Iran, it follows that we have done something right. Quite apart from racism, the Canadian government has demonstrated principled moral leadership in its decision to close its embassy in Iran and expel Iranian diplomats from Canada. In response to Canada’s decision, the Iranian Foreign Ministry stated that …