TIFF Leans Into Blade Runner 2049 Hype with High Concept: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

Next week, Blade Runner 2049 releases to immense hype, sans the original’s helmer Ridley Scott. That this is a good thing is almost undeniable, after Scott’s belaboured Alien sequels Prometheus and Alien: Covenant. Instead, fans … Continue reading TIFF Leans Into Blade Runner 2049 Hype with High Concept: The Films of Denis Villeneuve

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

Stop Motion Animation Retrospective – Tetsuo: The Iron Man

If you want to start your year off right with one of the bleakest films ever made, then look no further than the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s New Year’s Day screening … Continue reading Stop Motion Animation Retrospective – Tetsuo: The Iron Man

Stop-Motion Animation Retrospective: King Kong and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The TIFF Bell Lightbox, Toronto’s foremost review cinema house, is putting on an extensive stop-motion animation retrospective for the public over the next few months. Titled ‘Magic Motion: The Art … Continue reading Stop-Motion Animation Retrospective: King Kong and The Adventures of Prince Achmed

The Audacious Eleven Podcast: 100.1

Biff Bam Pop! presents The Audacious Eleven Podcast, featuring Wendy Sheridan, Mary McGinley, Donna Juzva, and Biff Bam Pop’s own Robin Renee. Audacious Eleven is a reality podcast that ventures … Continue reading The Audacious Eleven Podcast: 100.1

Flesh Under Glass: The David Cronenberg: Evolution Exhibition

Last week I wrote about TIFF’s wide-ranging retrospective From Within: The Films of David Cronenberg. It’s a superb series showcasing all of his films, with several special screenings featuring talks … Continue reading Flesh Under Glass: The David Cronenberg: Evolution Exhibition

Presence: The Films of Claire Denis

A woman walks naked through the streets, wearing only high heels, blood on her legs. Somewhere, perhaps nearby, police load a body in a bag into an ambulance. Or perhaps … Continue reading Presence: The Films of Claire Denis

Mat Langford’s Gaming World – A Grand Theft Auto Retrospective

The first new entry in the Grand Theft Auto series in over 5 years, GTA V, hits shelves on September 17, 2013. One of the most anticipated games in recent … Continue reading Mat Langford’s Gaming World – A Grand Theft Auto Retrospective