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Toronto film critics pick the best of 2014

Posted by Derek Flack / December 16, 2014

Toronto film critics best 2014It's end of year list time, and the Toronto Film Critics Association has chipped in with its picks for the best movies of 2014. As its wont to do, the TFCA heaped the accolades on a particular film, which cleaned up in a number of the most important categories. Richard Linklater's Boyhood took home both the Best Picture and Best Director awards, along with a Best Supporting Actress win for Patricia Arquette.

In addition to the big-name Hollywood nominees, the TFCA's yearly picks also include a summing up of Canadian Content highlighted by the $100,000 Rogers Best Canadian Film award, which will be announced at the Gala celebration on January 6, 2015.

Without further ado, here are the winners as announced and the remaining nominees.

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New timelapse a celebration of iconic Toronto

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / December 2, 2014

timelapse torontoToronto's photographers and filmmakers have given us countless gorgeous views of the city, including some jaw-dropping time-lapse clips that breathe new life into our most beloved landmarks. The latest comes courtesy of French photographer Stephane Legrand, who's been living in Toronto for the past several years.

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The top 10 films in Canada from 2014

Posted by Derek Flack / December 2, 2014

top canadian films 2014TIFF has released the 2014 edition of its annual list of the best Canadian films, highlighting the standout cinema this country has to offer in both the feature and short categories. Many of the films to make the year-end list screened at TIFF, with notable features including David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars and Maxime Giroux's FĂ©lix & Meira, which already took home the best Canadian Film award earlier this year.

Two notable absences, at least in terms of name-recognition, are Atom Egoyan and Denys Arcand for their respective films The Captive and An Eye For Beauty. I suppose, however, that the integrity of the top 10 list would be compromised if status was an automatic ticket to inclusion (which in some years it has seemed like).

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New timelapse the ultimate in Toronto skyline porn

Posted by Derek Flack / November 26, 2014

Toronto timelapseIt's been a while since we've posted a timelapse video of Toronto, but the wait will have proved worth it once you take a look at this new sequence that shows off the majesty of our city's skyline. The title is, of course, apt. This is an unabashed example of skyline porn, where the video is most concerned with offering a feast for the senses rather than an underlying narrative or theme.

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The top 10 film directors from Toronto

Posted by PO Karim / November 23, 2014

toronto film directorsThe top film directors from Toronto prove this city is rich in cinematic excellence in more ways than just TIFF. From mainstream movies to indie classics, the cinematic contributions made by our city's most eminent filmmakers owe much to Toronto's thriving film community, a little bit to luck, and that rare flicker of greatness.

Here are my picks for the top 10 film directors from Toronto.

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The top 10 highest grossing movies shot in Toronto

Posted by PO Karim / November 15, 2014

Highest grossing movies TorontoThe highest grossing movies shot in Toronto prove that this city is the Meryl Streep of Canadian film locations - versatile. We've stood-in for other major North American cities in disaster flicks, period pieces, contemporary dramas, and dystopian futures.

The construction of the massive Pinewood Studios on Commissioners Street has allowed mega-productions to move-in with increasingly larger budgets. As our film industry continues to grow in size and scope, we look back on the biggest blockbusters that were shot in Toronto.

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