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The Living Dread comes to the Lightbox for Halloween

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / October 30, 2012

Night of Living DreadWhile the costume parties have already begun, Halloween hasn't even started at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Starting on Wednesday, October 31, TIFF is hosting a week of horror classics from the "Godfather of Zombies" himself, George A. Romero! Co-presented with Rue Morgue, discover Romero's horror classics such as Creepshow, Martin, Monkey Shine and The Crazies, in addition to his zombie film oeuvre. Add a special In Conversation With George A. Romero event to the mix and any horror fan can be promised a creepy All Hallows Week.

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Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2012

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / October 16, 2012

Toronto After Dark Film FestivalThe Toronto After Dark Film Festival is back for 2012, and it's bigger, funnier and spookier than any year before. The little horror-genre-festival-that-could turns seven this year and has expanded programming for NINE horrific nights. Audiences will be pleased that the festival returns to the newly licensed Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, which will keep festival-goers happy while they get to imbibe, eat delicious snacks, watch over twenty feature films and play a video game or two in the festival's first ever Darkcade! Could this get any better? Oh, but there's more...

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This Week in Rep Cinema: The Story of Film Episodes 7 & 8, The Fifth Element, Future Lasts Forever, Jason and the Argonauts, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / October 16, 2012

toronto rep cinemaThis Week in Rep Cinema features second-run and classic film selections from cinemas such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, The Fox, The Revue, The Royal, the Projection Booth, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and more.

There's a lot of learning this week as The Story of Film continues at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, and festival fever returns to Toronto with the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival, the Pomegranate Film Festival, the Toronto After Dark Film Festival and the Brazil Film Festival. Whew! Oh, and the Revue Cinema turns 100 years old this week!

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5 films to watch at the 2012 Planet in Focus Film Festival

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / October 10, 2012

Planet in Focus film festivalThe Planet in Focus Film Festival celebrates its 13th year and it promises to be a good one. The festival opens with Lost Rivers and closes with Chasing Ice, the Hot Docs People's Choice Award. While the festival showcases some of the best environmentally focused films of the year, action is not only found on the screen; a tree is planted for every t-shirt sold, renewable green energy is supplied by Bullfrog Power and Carbon Zero offsets the carbon use of the festival. Now, for a few of the films.

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This Week in Rep Cinema: Gut Renovation, Packaged Goods, Shorts That Are Not Pants, Being John Malkovich, Oslo, August 31

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / October 9, 2012

toronto rep cinemaThis Week in Rep Cinema features second-run and classic film selections from cinemas such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, The Fox, The Revue, The Royal, the Projection Booth, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and more.

I have to say I'm a bit surprised: it's October and the only evident hint that Halloween is around the corner is a lecture series about zombies! I'm not expecting movie-madness yet, but would it kill cinemas to show a screening of Halloween or something? Looks like you'll just have to settle for the multiple Malkovich scene in Being John Malkovich. Otherwise, short films get their dues at Shorts That are Not Pants, music videos hit the digital age (with the help of YouTube) at Packaged Goods and Oslo, August 31 reminds us that Scandinavian cinema simply rules.

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This Week in Rep Cinema: Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Source, Amal, Marina Abramovic, The Artist is Present, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Posted by Danielle D'Ornellas / October 2, 2012

toronto rep cinemaThis Week in Rep Cinema features second-run and classic film selections from cinemas such as the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, The Fox, The Revue, The Royal, the Projection Booth, TIFF Bell Lightbox, and more.

While it's a quieter week on the second-run circuit (I blame Thanksgiving) there are still some gems and must-sees. From classic holiday humour with Planes, Trains and Automobiles, to a second-run smash hit with Beasts of the Southern Wild, there are several films to choose from if you want to drown out the sound of electric knives, turkey basters and the ever-threatening whispers of Christmas carols.

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