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Toronto film festival announces first round of movies

The majority of galas and special presentations for the 39th annual Toronto International Film Festival have been announced and include films from David Cronenberg, Chris Evans, Antoine Fuqua, Shawn Levy, Jason Reitman, Jon Stewart and Jean-Marc Vallée.
In the Media by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Review: Miyazaki's The Wind Rises wins with more mature political message Special

If you're a long-time Hayao Miyazaki fan, you know his films are often heavy on the fantasy, tinged with real-life history lessons. But in his final film The Wind Rises, the Japanese filmmaker creates his most mature and least kid-friendly work to date.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Review: ‘Beyond the Edge’ takes audiences to incredible heights Special

Director Leanne Pooley's 'Beyond the Edge' chronicles Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s conquest of Mt. Everest in 1953.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: ‘Oculus’ is cutting-edge horror drama Special

In ‘Oculus,’ a woman tries to convince her brother to help her destroy the supernatural being that killed their parents years earlier.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: ‘Starred Up’ gives prison films an upgrade Special

‘Starred Up’ is about a troubled, violent teenager who is transferred to adult prison where he meets his father for the first time in more than a decade.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Review: ‘Canopy’ is a silent triumph Special

In ‘Canopy,’ an Australian fighter pilot is shot down over Singapore during WWII and unites with a Chinese soldier to survive.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: ‘Miss Violence’ is a challenging portrayal of abuse Special

In ‘Miss Violence,’ a young girl jumps to her death on her 11th birthday. But the family’s irregular reaction to her “accident” draws suspicion from observers.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

TopFinds: Putin's Syria letter, latest reviews from TIFF

Russia's Vladimir Putin pens a powerful letter on the American approach to Syria. Why the decline of honeybees should worry the world. Inside the movie madness known as the Toronto International Film Festival. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.
In the Media by David Silverberg

Review: ‘Heart of a Lion’ is about brave choices Special

In ‘Heart of a Lion’, a neo-Nazi falls in love with a woman with a black son, causing irreconcilable conflicting feelings for him.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: Cop thriller Cold Eyes keeps the tension tight and fast-paced Special

Toronto - How do you make a standard cops-and-robbers film a riveting suspenseful 120 minutes of intrigue and action? Just ask the filmmakers behind Cold Eyes, a Korean film screening at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Review: ‘The Station’ packs a horrific message Special

‘The Station’ is about a crew at an isolated weather research station who are caught in the path of Mother Nature’s answer to climate change.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

Review: ‘Intruders’ keeps audiences guessing Special

In ‘Intruders,’ a screenwriter retreats to a secluded location to complete a project, but is interrupted by some unwanted guests and unexpected trouble.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

Review: Watermark is cinematic eye candy of Burtynsky's photo art Special

Toronto - The latest documentary tracking the photographic project of Canada's Edward Burtynsky is visually mesmerizing, but it's also layered with an urgent message on how mankind has mishandled water and its ecological value.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Review: 'All Cheerleaders Die' breaks the teen revenge mold Special

In ‘All Cheerleaders Die,’ an outcast signs up for a high school cheerleading squad to humble the school’s reigning couple, but events force her to alter her mission.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 2 comments

Festival Music House rocks at TIFF Special

Toronto - The Festival Music House brought in five Canadian acts last night to perform at this annual invite-only event series that showcases musical talent for producers, directors, writers, actors and other film industry types.
Digital Journal Report by Bryen Dunn

Review: Gravity's survival story will leave you breathless Special

Toronto - "I got a bad feeling about this mission," says George Clooney's astronaut character in one of the more foreboding lines in the upcoming film Gravity. Thanks to skilled direction and awe-inspiring visuals, this lost-in-space story surpasses expectations.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Review: Jay-Z struts his musical ambitions in Made in America documentary Special

Concert documentaries are not often remarkable. But Ron Howard's Made in America dazzles at almost every turn as he chronicles Jay-Z's massive 2012 music fest in Philadelphia, which brought together dozens of disparate acts.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment

Review: Blue is the Warmest Color glows with extraordinary acting Special

Toronto - Forget its hefty three-hour runtime. Look beyond the explicit sex scenes. What makes Blue is the Warmest Color a standout film (and a deserved winner of Cannes' Palme d'Or) is the impressive acting courtesy of leads Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Toronto Film Festival celebrates 25 years of genre programming Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces nine of the 10 films to screen at Midnight Madness, including seven world premieres.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul - 1 comment

Star power abounds at 2013 Toronto Film Festival Special

The Toronto International Film Festival announces its first round of highly-anticipated galas and special presentations.
Digital Journal Report by Sarah Gopaul

The Cronenberg Project debuts in Toronto

Toronto - The Cronenberg Project is coming to Toronto this fall, presented by the Toronto International Film Festival. The exhibition spearheads an ambitious, multi-platform celebration of the work of the iconic Canadian director David Cronenberg.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Stevie Nicks to appear at “In Your Dreams” Toronto screening

Toronto - The elusive Stevie Nicks, one of the founding members of legendary Fleetwood Mac, is set to let the public have a peak inside her personal life. The film debuts alongside the upcoming Fleetwood Mac tour dates.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

Director visits Toronto theatre for 'Ginger and Rosa' screening Special

Toronto - Movie goers were treated to a special question and answer period with film director-writer, Sally Potter, on Monday, after the advance screening of 'Ginger and Rosa,' a story about two best friends growing up during the the Cold War.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos

Review: Lady vampires run rampant in Neil Jordan's Byzantium Special

Toronto - Director Neil Jordan returns to the blood-sucker genre eight years after Interview with the Vampire. In Byzantium, the ladies get the vampire treatment and the result is a strong showing for a horror film spiced with a philosophical subtext.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Review: 7 Boxes a thrilling fun film with surprising twists Special

Toronto - A delivery boy in a Paraguayan market is the highlight of 7 Boxes, debuting at the Toronto International Festival Market. His wild ride serves as the suspenseful engine for a film that should earn widespread distribution.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg

Spike Lee's 'Bad 25' premieres in Toronto Special

Toronto - In "Bad 25" director Spike Lee pays homage to the legacy of Michael Jackson's chart topping, multi-million selling album "Bad," 25 years after it first came out. The documentary premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos - 1 comment

Zac Efron's 'The Paperboy' premieres at TIFF Special

Toronto - His debuting role in "High School Musical" may have begun his rise to fame, but there were no shortage of screams and cheers when Zac Efron appeared at this year's Toronto International Film Festival for the actor's latest premiere of "The Paperboy."
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos

Review: No One Lives weighed down by clunky dialogue, terrible acting Special

Toronto - I expect sub-par dialogue and acting in horror films, but in No One Lives those missteps were unbearable. Save for a few nice twists, this clunker is one of the more boring horror flicks I've seen.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Brother duo play old and young Pip in 'Great Expectations' remake Special

Toronto - Charles Dickens enthusiasts got to meet and greet with the cast of another remake of 'Great Expectations,' at its red carpet debut, in time for the Toronto International Film Festival.
Digital Journal Report by Alexandra Christopoulos

Review: Spring Breakers a sexy violent mess but Korine makes it work Special

Toronto - If you look past the crotch shots, rib-thumping dubstep and ultra-violence perfect for a Clockwork Orange sequel, Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers is a fun movie destined to be a cult classic.
Digital Journal Report by David Silverberg - 1 comment
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Johnny Depp impersonator livens up the crowds during TIFF festival
Johnny Depp impersonator livens up the crowds during TIFF festival
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Ben Affleck during a press conference in Toronto for the film Argo
Ben Affleck during a press conference in Toronto for the film Argo
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Scene from short film Sullivan s Applicant
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Scene from short film Sullivan's Applicant
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Guest of honor  Jackie Chan  arrives in Toronto at TIFF s first Asian Film Summit.
Guest of honor, Jackie Chan, arrives in Toronto at TIFF's first Asian Film Summit.
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'Ship of Theseus'
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Paulo Costanzo
Paulo Costanzo
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The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It s the reporters  the photographers...
The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It's the reporters, the photographers, the fans, the security and the bright lights all rolled up into one star dazzling packet.
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A still from Keep a Modest Head  a short film about surrealist Jean Benoit
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A still from Keep a Modest Head, a short film about surrealist Jean Benoit
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A scene from the film Midnight s Children
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A scene from the film Midnight's Children
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TIFF s orange carpet
TIFF's orange carpet
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The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It s the reporters  the photographers...
The Red Carpet experience at TIFF is more than just the stars. It's the reporters, the photographers, the fans, the security and the bright lights all rolled up into one star dazzling packet.
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Sam Rockwell plays real-life Kenny Waters in Conviction  due for release in October 2010
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Sam Rockwell plays real-life Kenny Waters in Conviction, due for release in October 2010
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Esteban Lamothe playing Roque  a university activist in The Student
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Esteban Lamothe playing Roque, a university activist in The Student
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CBC TV arts journalist Deana Sumanak reporting live outside the annual George Christy Luncheon in do...
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CBC TV arts journalist Deana Sumanak reporting live outside the annual George Christy Luncheon in downtown Toronto
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At Roy Thomson Hall fans gather to check George Clooney on the Red Carpet
At Roy Thomson Hall fans gather to check George Clooney on the Red Carpet
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a quick sight of George Clooney at TIFF
a quick sight of George Clooney at TIFF
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A still from Red Nights
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A still from Red Nights
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Director Norman Jewison being interviewed by media at the Christy Luncheon in Toronto
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Director Norman Jewison being interviewed by media at the Christy Luncheon in Toronto
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