TIFF

September 17, 2013 - 2:09pm
The team behind our new pop culture podcast discusses the major fall-opening film festival where Oscar buzz already has started.

This week we focus on our experiences at the recent Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) at which more than 360 movies were screened and 146 debuted.

Some of the films we touch on include Around the Block, The Station, The Green Inferno, 12 Years a Slave, The F Word, and Can a Song Save Your Life?

See video of TIFF and read reviews of select films.

September 13, 2013 - 2:31pm
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from Sept. 5-15 this year, offering more than 360 movies for ticket-holders.

Since its inception in 1976, the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has gradually become one of the premier events for showcasing new material worldwide.

Put on each year during the first few weeks of September, a large number of industry professionals like filmmakers, producers, agents and distributors, along with a hungry bunch of movie-lovers across all genres, descend on the Canadian metropolis.

This year’s festival runs through Sunday and will have screened more than 360 films, including 146 world premieres.

October 12, 2012 - 1:46pm
Piterbarg's directorial debut is a tense, engaging exploration of identity.

From the black of the first frame, there is a hum as the patient reveal of buzzing honeybees culminates with the replacement of a hive queen. The placidity and the sound build an anxiety in this opening sequence that sets the tone for the film. Someone is going to get stung.

In Everybody Has a Plan first time director Ana Piterbarg creates an engaging, swampy-noir thriller that balances an unhurried pace with a quickly unraveling lie.

October 11, 2012 - 1:57pm
Review: Two Arts Journalism graduate students offer their take on the nihilistic meta-comedy.

The 2012-2013 Arts Journalism cohort had a chance to see a Toronto International Film Festival "Midnight Madness" screening of the latest violent comedy from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh.

September 29, 2012 - 1:34am
Review: Haneke's Palme d'Or winning film successfully portrays the visceral and tragic sides of a husband's devotion.

Shocking and brutally honest is Michael Haneke’s new movie, Amour. Most of the film takes place in the Parisian apartment of an 80-year-old couple who has to face a hard situation: She suffered a stroke and the right side of her body was paralyzed.

September 27, 2012 - 11:08pm
Review: Two Arts Journalism graduate students offer their reviews of the upcoming slasher flick from WWE Studios.

The 2012-2013 Arts Journalism cohort had a chance to see a Toronto International Film Festival "Midnight Madness" screening of the latest horror film from "The Midnight Meat Train" director Ryuhei...

September 24, 2012 - 9:19pm
Review: Three Arts Journalism graduate students offer their reviews of the new Snoop Dogg documentary.

The 2012-2013 Arts Journalism cohort had a chance to see a Toronto International Film Festival screening of the documentary Reincarnated. Presented here are three reviews from the screening.