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Big Stars, Short Form at TIFF

Posted by Brandy Dean October 8, 2014 0 Comment 568 views

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.

TIFF 2014: In Her Place

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 26, 2014 0 Comment 1257 views

Albert Shin’s In Her Place is quiet and deliberately paced, but the pay off is worth it.

TIFF 2014: The Cobbler

Posted by Pam September 26, 2014 0 Comment 638 views

Thomas McCarthy’s new film, The Cobbler, a modern-day fable about a shoe repairman.

TIFF 2014: Waste Land

Posted by Jared Bratt September 5, 2014 0 Comment 1314 views

Waste Land, from director Pieter Van Hees, is a Fincher-esque crime drama that risks being lost in the noise of TIFF.

TIFF 2014: Short Cuts International Programme 2

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 4, 2014 0 Comment 1423 views

Explore the subtleties of human desire with the 5 shorts in Short Cuts International Programme 2.

TIFF 2014: The Wanted 18

Posted by Wade Sheeler September 4, 2014 0 Comment 1091 views

The Wanted 18 is an unconventional film told in an unconventional way that convolutes an already complex historical revolution.

The Netflix Queue: The Book Thief (2013)

Posted by Jennifer Reynolds September 3, 2014 0 Comment 7733 views

The Book Thief isn’t a perfect movie, but it’s a faithful adaptation of the novel and it manages to be genuinely touching without feeling manipulative given its subject matter.

TIFF 2014: Trick or Treaty?

Posted by Brandy Dean September 3, 2014 0 Comment 1026 views

Canada’s premiere First Nations documentarian Alanis Obomsawin (Hi-Ho Mistahey!) returns to TIFF with Trick or Treaty?, an examination of the Idle No More movement.

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Posted by Robert Liwanag September 2, 2014 0 Comment 891 views

Hotel Chevalier, a companion short to Wes Anderson’s The Darjeeling Limited. is subtlety and minimalism personified.

The Trouble with Bliss (2011)

Posted by Jessica Finch August 27, 2014 0 Comment 907 views

The Trouble with Bliss isn’t perfect but it’s a quick faux-Wes Anderson fix for those in withdrawal.

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