Film Review: BOOST (Canada 2016)

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Hakeem and A-Mac are like brothers. Together facing immigrant life in Montreal, while ‘spotting’ cars after school. Boost gives us a glimpse into the awkward adventures of teenage boyhood, then the jolt, when that innocence ends abruptly.


Darren Curtis

Out of the blue comes this African Canadian film no one has heard of that is quite certainly, the best Canadian film of the year.  It is one of the best I have seen, an excellent blend of drama and thrills with current issues also on display.  BOOST is set in the parc-extension of East Montreal and shot in both French and English, though no knowledge of French need be known to completely follow the film.

Hakeem (Nabil Rajo) and Anthony/“A-Mac” (Jahmil French), teenagers in the…

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