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.
Barbara Crampton Horror Movies

10 Best Barbara Crampton Horror Movies

By Anna Swanson 

Deadly malls, glowing goop, and vicious home invasions. These are the best films of Barbara Crampton’s iconic career.

Days Of Horror Vampires

10 Best Vampire Movies That Don’t Star Dracula

By Anna Swanson 

Sorry Count, we’re not inviting you to this one.

horror Kids Movies

10 Best Horror Movies You Can Probably Show Your Kids

By Anna Swanson 

We are not liable for nightmares.

Best Supporting Actors Tiff

6 Scene-Stealing Performances at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival

By Anna Swanson, and Meg Shields 

Where’d that scene go? Somebody stole it! Quick! Call the cops!

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

‘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.