Hot on the heels of the introduction of the new Short Cuts International short film programme at the Toronto International Film Festival (in addition to the annual Short Cuts Canada), TIFF is introducing short films into the year round programming at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
A terrific ensemble cast stars in this family comedy drama about four siblings (Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Adam Driver and Corey Stoll) who spend a week together in their childhood home, sitting Shiva with their mother (Jane Fonda) to fulfill their father’s dying wish. Old flames, old friends and old resentments abound as the Altman […]
Guidance, the new feature film debut of Canadian director Pat Mills, recently had its world premiere at TIFF. It’s a darkly funny comedy about a man who, while pretending to be someone else, learns to accept himself. Mills, who also wrote the screenplay, stars as David Gold, a former child TV star and thirty-something actor […]
The six short films in this programme follow unique journeys of outward and inward discovery. Featuring films from critically acclaimed Canadian directors, this programme is an intense look at the human psyche, from a variety of perspectives. From animation to sci-fi to dark drama, the unifying thread between the films is the common struggle to […]
The latest from Australian director Kriv Stenders, Kill Me Three Times is a dark and stylish good time. Starring the wonderful Simon Pegg as a contract killer and all-around charming bad guy, the film tells the story of a group of funny, rather nasty, selfish characters caught up in a mess of adultery, compulsive gambling, […]
Noah Baumbach’s films have always been about characters having difficulties moving on or growing up – the college grads in Kicking and Screaming, the troubled family in The Squid and the Whale and the title character in last year’s stupendous Frances Ha. In other words, his films are populated by characters that are sometimes deeply […]
Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is a folk tale at this point and one might wonder what more could be wrought from his story. Italian director/writer Andrea Di Stefano proves that there still meat on that bone with Escobar: Paradise Lost. The film centers around a nice young Canadian surfer, Nick (Josh Hutcherson) and meets […]