15 September 2017

TIFF 2017: A Chilling Horror – Verónica

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As a long-time Midnight Madness viewer at TIFF, I’m always surprised to find a horror film screening in the main festival (under Contemporary World Cinema) but given the tremendous cinematography …

01 November 2016

A Touch of TIFF, 2016

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The Toronto International Film Festival movies are starting to make their way to major markets. Here’s a quick look at what we saw back in September that you should be …

18 October 2016

Trapped and Lured by American Honey

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My favourite TIFF film of the year was writer/director Andrea Arnold’s American Honey (in theatres now), a meandering travelogue about a group of lost kids who find an imperfect home in …

08 September 2015

Festival Fare: The Witch

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The Witch opens with straight-on, successive shots of adolescent children, staring just off camera, listening to a member of their small Puritan community in 17th century New England banish their …

02 February 2015

My Cinematic 2014: 31-50

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For the past two years, I’ve been ranking every film I see- just the new releases, from January 1st to December 31st. The rankings are subjective, based entirely on how …

17 September 2014

TIFF ’14: War in Many Forms

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’71– screenplay by Gregory Burke; directed by Yann Demange Impish Skins star Jack O’Connell has well and truly left the fun and juvenility of Cook behind him. The whole of Yann …

10 September 2014

TIFF ’14: The Last Five Years

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Director Richard LaGravenese did right by Jason Robert Brown and his off-Broadway masterpiece The Last Five Years. From casting to small script additions to keeping Hollywood out of it and …

07 June 2013

Much Ado-a-palooza Part 4

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There are a lot of exciting films coming out in 2013 (here’s looking at you, Catching Fire!) but none of them have us as psyched as the impending release of Joss …

27 July 2012

TIFF Preview

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TORONTO – On July 24th, Piers Handling, CEO and Director of TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival), and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director, unveiled some of the films that will headline …

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