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Stunning Stanley Kubrick exhibit lands at TIFF Lightbox

Posted by Derek Flack / October 31, 2014

Stanley Kubrick TIFFStanley Kubrick has touched down at the TIFF Lightbox just in time for Halloween. The retrospective tracks Kubrick's evolution as a filmmaker with dedicated areas for each of his seminal works, with particular attention paid to landmark films like 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining. Casual fans and Kubrick-nerds alike will find something to like here, as the show does a good job of introducing viewers to the director's practice but also offers enough production images and props to appeal to die-hard fans.

While the exhibition has traveled elsewhere, the Lightbox has outdone itself here with its mix of educational resources and cinematographic curiosities. Kubrick's various inspirations and lasting influence on cinema culture is all well accounted for, which should enrich the experience of watching his films after the exhibition. The show runs until January 25th.

Check out the weird and fascinating world of Stanley Kubrick in this photo gallery.
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A guide to Toronto horror movie locations

Posted by Ed Conroy / October 31, 2014

toronto horror movieOver the past 30 years, Toronto location spotting in Hollywood films has become akin to a low-intensity drinking game. We've all seen the obvious candidates - Yonge Street mauled by THE INCREDIBLE HULK, the Gardiner re-imagined as a dystrophic freeway in TOTAL RECALL, etc. - but what about some of the low-to-no budget horror films which have showcased Toronto's creepier corners? Here's a brief look at some lesser known titles who cinematically painted the city in a slightly more blood-curdling light. (WARNING - Spoilers and scary scenes yonder!)

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Toronto graphic novel set to hit the big screen

Posted by Aubrey Jax / October 16, 2014

Snow film TorontoIf you've been holding your breath for Benjamin Rivers' graphic novel Snow to see its film adaptation in all its Queen West adoring (and commiserating) splendor, that wait is just about over. Toronto film maker Ryan Couldrey is set to debut his feature of the same title October 27 at the Revue, with free drinks thanks to Gamercamp and all proceeds from the premiere going to The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation - and municipal election results to be announced as the credits roll. Free drinks.

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The top 5 movies to see at Toronto After Dark 2014

Posted by Guest Contributor / October 13, 2014

Toronto After DarkToronto After Dark 2014 is finally ready to get underway - now that all those establishment Hollywood types have taken their sense of entitlement and gone home, it's time for the real Toronto film festival to begin. Featuring the Toronto premieres of the greatest in horror, sci-fi, action and cult films, this year's After Dark looks to have topped itself in its delivery of vomit-inducing gross-outs, stupidly gratuitous violence and pants-wetting frights.

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5 questions for Atom Egoyan about The Captive

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 19, 2014

The Captive MovieThe September 5th weekend was a good one for Atom Egoyan. Not only was a new digital restoration of his 1989 film, Speaking Parts, playing during the Toronto International Film Festival, but his latest film, The Captive, premiered across Canada to very healthy box-office figures. It was a happy turn of events for the director no doubt, considering that leading up to The Captive release much was made of the movie's mixed reviews at the Cannes Film Festival, and many were openly curious about the movie's exclusion from the usually Egoyan-friendly TIFF.

I had the chance to catch-up with Atom Egoyan recently and ask him about The Captive's Cannes reviews, why the film didn't screen at TIFF, what it feels like to have two films playing in Toronto at the same time, and more.

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TIFF 2014 award winners

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 14, 2014

tiff award winnersThis year's TIFF 2014 award winners were announced this morning at the festival's annual brunch held at the Intercontinental Toronto Centre.

Curiosity was strong going into the awards announcements. Unlike in the past - with movies like 12 Years a Slave, Silver Linings Playbook and The King's Speech - no clear front-runner for TIFF's ultimate prize, the Grolsch People's Choice Award, ever really emerged.

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