The reveal of the TIFF Midnight Madness lineup, that dark corner of bloody and weird fare, hand-selected by programmer Peter Kuplowsky, is like Christmas to me.
Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts, the latest film from Indonesian director Mouly Surya, is a surreal and existential Western.
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.
After years and years of going to comic conventions and loving them, I can honestly tell you I have the best time heading to these things with my daughter with me. This year at Toronto Comicon has been no exception.
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
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
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
John Bolton’s Aim for the Roses is a quirky and ambitious film. Set to make its world premiere at Hot Docs 2016, Toronto’s documentary film festival extravaganza, Aim for the … Continue reading Hot Docs 2016: Aim for the Roses
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’ 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
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
The TIFF Bell Lightbox’s stop motion animation retrospective continues this extended holiday weekend with several more impressive titles. Of particular note are screenings of the two 1970s European classics, Monty … Continue reading Stop Motion Animation Retrospective: Monty Python’s Life of Brian and Fantastic Planet