TIFF 2021: Jean Luc Herbulot’s ‘Saloum’ Is Effortlessly Cool

Jean Luc Herbulot’s ‘Saloum’ is a story that feels both big (as in continent-spanning) and small (as in deeply personal) that can be compared to ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ or ‘Predator’, but feels entirely unique.

TIFF 2021: Jake Gyllenhaal Deftly Anchors Antoine Fuqua’s ‘The Guilty’

In Antoine Fuqua’s The Guilty, Jake Gyllenhaal presents a layered character whose inner turmoil bleeds into his duty and desire to help a desperate family, and in doing so, perhaps redeem himself. 

TIFF 2021: Julia Ducournau’s ‘Titane’ is the Most Subversive Film of the Year

When either set of credits roll on Julia Ducournau’s Titane, the most likely feeling you’ll have is a kind of delicious whiplash, or disorientation. You may not know what you’re in for, or what you’ve just witnessed, but you’ll likely be certain that you’ve seen something special. 

TIFF 2015 Marks Festival’s 40th Anniversary

It ain’t a mid-life crisis, that’s for sure. September’s just around the corner, and Torontonians know that means it’s time for another Toronto International Film Festival. This incarnation’s one of … Continue reading TIFF 2015 Marks Festival’s 40th Anniversary

Dracula Takes A Bite Out Of The Judge – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

It was an interesting weekend at the box office, as there wound up being a few surprises with new releases. Here’s what went down. Dracula Untold managed to surprise some … Continue reading Dracula Takes A Bite Out Of The Judge – Biff Bam Pop’s Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up Report

The Judge vs Dracula Untold – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

This weekend sees the release of at least two movies hoping to grab your box office dollars. Will any of them deliver? Here’s our predictions: The Judge is the latest … Continue reading The Judge vs Dracula Untold – Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

Who Will Top A Slow Weekend? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

While the eyes of the film world are on Toronto with the Toronto International Film Festival, the regular box office is going to be extremely quiet, with no big new … Continue reading Who Will Top A Slow Weekend? Biff Bam Pop’s Box Office Predictions

The Batch is Back!! (and 369 other reasons to hit this year’s TIFF)

It’s amazing to think how it’s grown. The first Toronto International Film Festival, or, as it was known back then in 1976, The Festival of Festivals, played to 35,000 people, … Continue reading The Batch is Back!! (and 369 other reasons to hit this year’s TIFF)

Exclusive Interview: Andy Burns Talks To Director/Author John Landis

When you talk about legendary directors, it’s no stretch to put John Landis in that category. Let me just run down a few of the classic films he’s given us … Continue reading Exclusive Interview: Andy Burns Talks To Director/Author John Landis