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How Toronto got the most thrilling cinema in the world

Posted by Derek Flack / September 23, 2016

cinesphereOne of the strange things about living in Toronto is that despite the fierce pride the city takes in some of its landmarks, other extremely important buildings tend to get overlooked. Perhaps it's a 1970s thing. It was a period of rapid expansion in Toronto, but the architectural style of the day has fallen out of favour.

Such is the case with the Cinesphere. Prior to its temporary rebirth via the in/future festival, it's sat as a lonely relic of a different era on the waterfront. While early talk of its demise as part of redevelopment plans for Ontario Place was quickly silenced, the very thought of demolishing such an icon is ludicrous.

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Massive Star Trek event starts in Toronto this weekend

Posted by Amy Grief / September 22, 2016

star trekThe Toronto International Film Festival might've wrapped last week, but that doesn't mean you should ignore the TIFF Bell Lightbox for the rest of the year, especially if you're a Star Trek fan.

To celebrate 50 years of Star Trek, TIFF is hosting a slew of events, talks and film screenings, including two free Original Series marathons this weekend on Sept. 24 and 25. To get your free ticket, just show up at the Lightbox at least two hours before showtime - the marathons both start at 2 p.m.

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A lakeside screening of Titanic is coming to the Islands

Posted by Phil Villeneuve / September 19, 2016

titanic movieEver wanted to feel like the king of world? Now you can thanks to this Titanic garden and boat party happening September 30 on the Toronto Islands.

Get your finest Jack or Rose getups out of the tickle trunk and head to Artscape at Gilbraltar Point for an outdoor screening of the movie that won 14-Oscars and every person's heart on planet earth. The film starts at 7:15 p.m.

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The 10 best movies at TIFF 2016

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 19, 2016

best films TIFF 2016TIFF 2016 proved to be an exceptionally strong year for the festival. Maybe even one of the best I've ever attended. Few films I saw at TIFF were outright bad, and many were great - even masterpieces. Naturally, that made putting together a list of the best a little bit of a challenge. Still, some films proved to bowl me over more than others.

Here are the 10 best movies I saw at TIFF 2016.

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TIFF 2016 award winners

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 18, 2016

TIFF La La LandSome years it's hard to anticipate what will be announced as the Grolsch's People's Choice Award winner at TIFF's Festival Awards Ceremony held at the Bell Lightbox building. Some years - like this year - there was little doubt what would win. Today La La Land was revealed to be the People's Choice Award Winner and joined a whole slew of other tremendous films that went home with awards.

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The 5 worst films at TIFF 2016

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 16, 2016

worst movies TIFF 2016When you're dealing with a film festival with hundreds of movies, the law of averages makes it inevitable that not all of them will be masterpieces. Some will ultimately turn out to be at the bottom of your TIFF-going heap.

Here are the five worst films I've seen at TIFF 2016.

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