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10 movies getting the biggest advance buzz at TIFF 2014

Posted by Alexander Huls / August 21, 2014

tiff moviesThe full TIFF 2014 schedule has been revealed, the programme book is printed and available, and the time to make our movie picks is upon all of us. Which means that now begins the mad-dash for tickets to some of the most hotly anticipated films at this year's festival.

If you're a little behind on the buzz, don't worry. I've collected a list of ten of the most eagerly awaited movies--which range from Hollywood, to independent to international cinema--that you want to be sure to snag tickets for before they get snatched up.

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Toronto is getting a Bill Murray Day

Posted by Derek Flack / August 20, 2014

bill murray dayToronto is getting a Bill Murray Day -- and it's about time. We already recognize "World Plumbing Day" and "Oral Health Day," so why not get together and celebrate one of the funniest and talented actors of his generation. Besides, Murray has never been shy about his affection for Toronto.

While not officially proclaimed by the City, Bill Murray Day will dominate the second day of TIFF this year with free screenings at the Lightbox leading up to the world premier of the highly anticipated St. Vincent, Theodore Melfi's new comedy featuring Murray.

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The top 10 Canadian films to look out for at TIFF 2014

Posted by Alexander Huls / August 20, 2014

canadian films tiffTIFF is renowned for its vast array of Hollywood and world cinema, it can be easy sometimes to forget the festival does an excellent job of making sure Canada is well represented. This year in particular, the crop of Canadian films (note: not American movies directed by Canadians) seems very promising. Here are our top ten picks for Canadian films worth checking out at this year's festival.

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Giant light tunnel coming to King West and University

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / August 19, 2014

light tunnel torontoAlong with the announcement of TIFF's first few films for the 2014 season last month, film fest organizers revealed that a brand-new street festival would transform the stretch of King St. bordering the TIFF Bell Lightbox from September 4 to 7. More details for the opening weekend fest have been announced, and the schedule of events and attractions certainly looks lively, if not at all film-centric.

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The top 5 award winning films playing at TIFF 2014

Posted by Guest Contributor / August 19, 2014

foxcatcher tiffWith hundreds of movies to pick from every year, the Toronto International Film Festival can be something of a lottery when it comes to quality. Not every movie you're going to see is going to be a winner, but there are ways you can hedge your bets a little.

Every year a few films that appear at TIFF have already been tried, tested, and approved, courtesy of other film festivals like Cannes or Sundance. More specifically, there are some films that have walked away from those fests with major awards that speak to a certain guarantee of quality. Here then are five award-winning, quality assured (your tastes may vary), films that will be appearing at TIFF this year and that you'd do well to add to your must-see list.

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Your guide to all Toronto places in The F Word movie

Posted by Guest Contributor / August 16, 2014

fword movie torontoDaniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan may be the rightful stars of The F Word, but the refreshingly-good romantic comedy (opening August 22) has another star we know all too well: Toronto.

Directed by Michael Dowse (Fubar, Goon), and written by hometown screenwriter Elan Mastai, The F Word is not only shot in Toronto, but proudly set here. And I mean proud. The movie's eagerness to show off our city every chance it gets is practically infectious. As the movie's boy and girl - Wallace (Radcliffe) and Chantry (Kazan) - go on their romantic "Will they get together?" journey, scene after scene offers up instantly recognizable Toronto locales that remind us why we love our city.

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