Hot Docs Highlights

This year’s edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival begins in just under a month’s time and I’ve been thinking about what films I would possibly want to see a the festival.  I’m not sure on the exact number I will be seeing at Hot Docs this year, though I hope to see at least […]

Thoughts on the Renovated Bloor Cinema

This evening I went to a screening at the new reopened (and renamed) Bloor Hot Docs cinema.  The theatre recently finished months of renovations and has now reopened as the main hub for the Hot Docs film festival. I might be because I only went to the Bloor a handful of times before the renovations, […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Take This Waltz

For my final film of Canada’s Top Ten, I saw this quirky romantic comedy directed by Sarah Polley.  One thing that stands out for this film right away is that even though it’s a Canadian film that takes place in Toronto, it features a very well-known cast of both Canadian and American actors, including Michelle […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Café de Flore

Last night I saw a film at Canada’s Top Ten that I can probably say will end up being the best of the films that I have seen. Café de Flore tells two stories.  The first story, set in present day Montreal, is about a love triangle of sorts in which a DJ named Antoine (Kevin Parent) […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on A Dangerous Method

I’m started to head into the cream of the crop of the Canada’s Top Ten selection.  A Dangerous Method is of course the latest film by David Cronenberg.  The very fact that the film is directed Cronenberg might affect the opinions of some from an auteuristic point of view.  On it’s the own, I thought that […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Edwin Boyd

The second film I saw at Canada’s Top Ten also happened to be the film that won Best Canadian Film at the last film festival. Edwin Boyd is a film that tells the story of the notorious Canadian bank robber of the same name.  The film tells how Edwin Boyd (played by Scott Speedman) got into […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Keyhole

 TIFF’s annual celebration of Canadian Cinema is now well underway and today I saw the first of five films I plan on seeing in the Canada’s Top Ten series – Guy Maddin’s Keyhole. This was only the second of Maddin’s films that I have seen, the other being 2008’s My Winnipeg.  However, it’s definitely obvious […]

Rounding Up Canada’s Top Ten 2011

Last night TIFF announced the films that will part of their yearly celebration of the best in Canadian cinema. I do have to say that it is a very interesting list.  There are some obvious selections, such as David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz.  However, there are also some surprising choices, […]

My Thoughts on Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Grace Kelly: From Movie Star to Princess is the newest exhibition at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  I saw it today as part of preview for TIFF members. The exhibition will be opening for the general public tomorrow and it will run until January 22. I found that each major exhibition that has been displayed at the […]

Toronto After Dark 2011 Wrap-Up

I was familiar with the Toronto After Dark film festival for most of its six year existence.  However, I didn’t find a reason to actually attend the festival until 2009 when Toronto After Dark added the long-delayed film Trick ‘r Treat to its line-up.  I enjoyed that single screening, so I returned last year to check […]