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Tiff 2014: Short Cuts Programme 3

Posted by Toyiah Murry September 10, 2014 0 Comment 1000 views

The Short Cuts Canada Programme 3 offers audiences a viewing experience that ranges from the whimsical to one of bleak distress. Featuring six films in its soiree, the third installment of Short Cuts Canada Programme is a vignette of tales that all share a common theme of personal defeat which allows viewers to watch how […]

WUSA (1970)

Posted by Toyiah Murry August 7, 2014 0 Comment 3410 views

Though not as groundbreaking as Elia Kazan’s A Face in the Crowd or as brave as Sidney Lumet’s Network, WUSA is a must see for major fans of either of the three leads.

Stalker (1979)

Posted by Toyiah Murry June 25, 2014 1 Comment 5897 views

If no other Andrei Tarkovsky proves his cinematic genius, then Stalker definitely does.

Hot Docs 2014: Bugarach (2014)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 20, 2014 0 Comment 5588 views

Bugarach partly focuses its attentions on the absurdities of the mass hysteria surrounding the 2012 “apocalypse,” but it mostly is a magnifying glass with its sights set on human existentialism and man’s fear of death.

Hot Docs 2014: Out of Mind, Out of Sight (2014)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 14, 2014 0 Comment 4402 views

Out of Mind, Out of Sight is the harrowing effort on John Kastner’s part to showcase the interworkings of Brockville Mental Health Centre in Ontario.

The Big Sleep (1946)

Posted by Toyiah Murry April 1, 2014 0 Comment 5172 views

Howard Hawk’s films have nearly always possessed a bias for fast-paced hysterics, high-octane crime, intense dramatics, or all of the above. Yet, of all his films, nothing compares to his quick-witted adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s novel, The Big Sleep. To say that I was confused the first time I ever watched the near two-hour crime drama […]

His Girl Friday (1940)

Posted by Toyiah Murry March 27, 2014 0 Comment 4313 views

Howard Hawks’ His Girl Friday is a classic – maybe a flawed classic, but a classic all the same.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival: Saving Face

Posted by Toyiah Murry February 28, 2014 0 Comment 3427 views

Saving Face is screening as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival on Sunday, March 2 at 3:30 pm at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

5 Best Picture Winners that Didn’t Deserve the Win

Posted by Toyiah Murry February 27, 2014 3 Comments 7465 views

We continue our month long look at the Oscars with a list of 5 Best Picture Winners that didn’t deserve the win.

TIFF Next Wave: Leap 4 Your Life (2013)

Posted by Toyiah Murry February 14, 2014 0 Comment 4270 views

Leap 4 Your Life will be screening as part of the TIFF Next Wave Festival on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 4:15 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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