Posts tagged with "Toronto"

360 Screenings Meld Cinema, Theater and Mystery

Posted by Brandy Dean May 21, 2013 0 Comment 8199 views

Look, I love movies – we all do. But the typical movie experience requires really only one thing – you watch. The world is full of solutions to this state of affairs, answers to our desires to discuss and share the cinema experience. From film clubs and meetups to cinema magazines and film blogs, it […]

Dickens on Screen at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Posted by Brandy Dean December 5, 2012 0 Comment 1527 views

As part of the global fete of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, TIFF Cinematheque is launching a retrospective of the famed author’s various screen incarnations. From the famous to the rare, from the classic to the contemporary, “Dickens on Screen” promises to be a rare treat for the film and literary lover alike. (Psst – there […]

Outdoor Movies at Open Roof Festival

Posted by Brandy Dean June 14, 2012 0 Comment 1356 views

I love watching movies outdoors. There’s something that feels slightly subversive, like you shouldn’t be able to see a movie outdoors but you totally are! Typically, I’m restricted to small screen devices to indulge this peccadillo but thanks to the Open Roof Festival in Toronto, I can do it with a big screen. And other […]

The Toronto Film Society Presents the “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” Film Weekend

Posted by Brandy Dean May 1, 2012 1 Comment 1290 views

  For the past 45 years, the Toronto Film Society has hosted a May film weekend in northern Ontario, and now for the first time ever, the May film weekend will play out right here in Toronto. The “Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid” Weekend will run from Friday, May 11 through Sunday May 13 at Toronto’s very […]

Coming Up in Toronto: A Silent Cinema Dilemma

Posted by Brandy Dean April 26, 2012 2 Comments 1942 views

  This weekend in Toronto is either a silent film fan’s greatest fantasy or her worst nightmare. Why? There’s not one, but two silent film screenings – on the same day! The next installment of The Revue’s Silent Sundays is F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh. Some (me) would argue that The Last Laugh is not […]

Budget cuts prompt closing of NFB Mediatheque in Toronto

Posted by Brandy Dean April 16, 2012 5 Comments 5962 views

Granted, at times, I feel uncomfortable discussing Canadian politics. Who am I, transplanted New Yorker that I am, to say, right? But I intend to stay, so there… One of the things that I find fascinating about Canada and Canadians is the on-going and very earnest discussion about what it means to be Canadian, and […]

Toronto Silent Film Festival Preview

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 1 Comment 1834 views

We’re heading into the final countdown… only one week ’til the launch of the 2012 Toronto Silent Film Festival! Heck to the yeah. At this point in a run-up to a film festival, reviewers would have screeners in their grubby little paws and would be anxiously rolling the dice about what to say about a […]

TSFF Preview: Blood and Sand (1922)

Posted by Brandy Dean March 22, 2012 6 Comments 12691 views

Bieber-fever is a trifling allergy attack compared to the fan fueled adoration of cinema’s “Latin Lover,” Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D’Antonguolla – or Rudolph Valentino, if you’re nasty. Valentino was the first movie star and the attention devoted to his every move, every smoky look, every career decision was astounding, and […]

It’s coming! The Toronto Silent Film Festival Launches on March 29!

Posted by Brandy Dean March 19, 2012 0 Comment 815 views

I am so excited I could spit! The Toronto Silent Film Festival launches on March 29. Check out my news piece at Toronto Film Scene. Film festivals are generally all about the new and the next, presenting specific challenges to the critics charged with previewing them. Not so with The Toronto Silent Film Festival, returning […]

Coming Up in Toronto

Posted by Brandy Dean February 10, 2012 2 Comments 2053 views

Toronto continues to exhaust me with the wide array of silent/classic movie offerings. Really, it could be my full time job to see all these movies. (By the way, is anyone willing to provide a salary for this job? Just sayin’…) Here’ s brief run down of the just some of the upcoming things I’m […]

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