The Breakthroughs Film Festival Showcases New Storytelling Perspectives

The 7th annual Breakthroughs Film Festival is set to take place in Toronto at the Royal Cinema on June 15th and 16th, highlighting emerging female filmmakers from around the world.

TIFF 2017: Beyond The One and Strangely Ordinary This Devotion

Beyond The One and Strangely Ordinary This Devotion are two works of art with major texture and substance. Paired together as a double bill (both films clock in at under … Continue reading TIFF 2017: Beyond The One and Strangely Ordinary This Devotion

TIFF 2017: High Fantasy

Jenna Bass’s latest film, High Fantasy, is a fascinating glimpse into the lives of South Africa’s multi-cultural youth. Appearing as a sort of homemade travelogue, High Fantasy is filmed as … Continue reading TIFF 2017: High Fantasy

RIC: A Shift in the Landscape

Simone Estrin’s 26-minute documentary, A Shift in the Landscape, is now playing at the Ryerson Image Centre’s (RIC) Student Gallery. As soon as the house lights dim, the colossal abstract … Continue reading RIC: A Shift in the Landscape

Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion rolls camera on Super 8

When the trailer for JJ Abrams’ Super 8 first hit the public eye, everything about it seemed so mysterious. It appeared as a sort of supernatural film, but it was … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s Alien Invasion rolls camera on Super 8

Wim Wenders at TIFF: Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders’ final fictional film from the 1980s, is lighter than a feather. The wispy gates of heaven open to an overcast Berlin in the twilight of … Continue reading Wim Wenders at TIFF: Wings of Desire

Wim Wenders at TIFF: Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders’ visionary Palme d’Or winning film Paris, Texas is the culmination of the director’s many years of hard work capturing life on the road. This poetic study of what … Continue reading Wim Wenders at TIFF: Paris, Texas

Wim Wenders at TIFF: The American Friend

Wim Wenders’ neo-noir thriller, The American Friend, looks like it was cut from the same cloth as other films from the genre. When viewing the film in 2016, it’s hard … Continue reading Wim Wenders at TIFF: The American Friend

Winter at TIFF: Wim Wenders’ Early Shorts

As part of their expansive retrospective on the exceptional German director Wim Wenders, The TIFF Bell Lightbox delivers a rare opportunity to see the man’s early short films as one … Continue reading Winter at TIFF: Wim Wenders’ Early Shorts