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Film

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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The 5 worst movies at TIFF 2014

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 13, 2014

tiff 2014Not everything at TIFF can be great. Given the volume of movies that appear at the festival, everything being good would be statistically impossible. You're always bound to see some duds, stinkers, and out right walk out worthy movies now and then. Naturally, this year was no exception. Here are the 5 worst films I saw at TIFF in 2014. (Two of which, disappointingly, came from my Top 10 most anticipated list no less)

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The best and worst things about TIFF 2014

Posted by Alexander Huls / September 12, 2014

tiff 2014TIFF tends to generate a lot of talk about movies. Rightfully so. It is a film festival, after all. But as anyone who has ever attended knows, it's not just about the movies you see, but the experience around them that can really make or break your day-to-day festivaling. After all, if the experience didn't matter, we'd just wait for these movies to pop up on Netflix.

With that in mind then, here's a list of the good and bad things about TIFF this year that made it both a great and sometimes less than great experience.

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