Joker (2019) 14A

Movie Review Submitted by: Ramje Uthayakumaar Joker, directed by Todd Philips, is essentially an origin story for the super villain Joker. A man named Arthur Fleck, who was an aspiring stand-up comedian, gets pushed to edge by the people and the society of Gotham City. Gotham City is a dump of a city with a huge wealth gap that can … Read More

Ad Astra (2019) PG

Movie Review Submitted by: Ramje Uthayakumaar The movie Ad Astra was directed by James Gray and featured Brad Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones. Ad Astra is about a successful astronaut named Roy McBride going on a dangerous mission to Neptune to contact his father, Clifford McBride. At the time, he was recognized as the greatest astronaut because he has been … Read More

Black Panther (2018)

Reviewed by: Sahana Maheswaran Black Panther is a story about a man named Tchalla and his country Wakanda. The country appears to be a third world country but they have a metal called Vibranium which allows them to live comfortably and create weapons far ahead of any first world country. After his father, the king died in a terrible accident, he … Read More

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

Reviewed by: Madeline St. John AVENGERS: ENDGAME is the fourth movie of the Avengers series. After the tragic events that took place in Avengers: Infinity Wars (2018), the universe and half the population disappeared from existence. In this fourth movie, the Avengers assemble once again to reverse the actions of Thanos, and restore the universe. I would suggest the audience … Read More


Reviewed by: Ally Ireland AFTER is about Tessa Young, a young girl whose life is dedicated to school, her boyfriend, and pleasing her mother. She enters college, and instantly hits it off with her roommate who starts taking her to parties, and teaching her how to have a little fun with her life. Her mother and boyfriend at home both … Read More

Game Night

  Reviewed by: Priyanthi Param Game Night is a comedy/mystery/crime/action film rated 14A and is directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. It premiered February 23rd 2018 and stars Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, and many others. Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) fall in love after playing game nights with their friends. However, their … Read More


Reviewed by: Sal Sabila Wonder is originally based on the New York best-selling book “Wonder” by R. J. Palacio. It is rated PG and directed by Stephen Chbosky. It stars familiar faces including Jacob Tremblay, Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Mandy Patinkin. There is absolutely no smoking in the movie. We have encountered audience members of all different ages from … Read More

Smoke-Free TIFF Presents: BPM (Beats Per Minute)

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017) Reviewed by: Fyffe Hunting (Public Health Worker at HKPR District Health Unit) and Youth Group BPM (Beats Per Minute) is a French drama film rated 14A that was screened at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It was an informative film about people living with AIDS in the 1990’s. It stars Nahuel Perez Biscayart, Arnaud … Read More

Smoke-Free TIFF Presents: Angels Wear White

                                                Angels Wear White (2017) Reviewed by: Vedant Kochhar (YATI Volunteer) Angels Wear White premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and is the first Smoke-Free TIFF Movie Review. The film brings forth critical social issues … Read More

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle (2017) Reviewed by: Vedant Kochhar (YATI Volunteer) The Glass Castle is a film memoir that is based on a true story and is rated 14A. It was released on August 11th  2017. The film stars Brie Larson (Jeannette Walls), Woody Harrelson (Rex), and Naomi Watts (Rose Mary) and many others. It is based on Jeannette Well’s own … Read More