Toronto After Dark: My Thoughts on The Last Exorcism

For the second year I have attended the Toronto After Dark film festival at the Bloor Cinema.  This year, I decided to check out The Last Exorcism, which is produced by Eli Roth.  In was a fun screening, since both Eli Roth and the stars Patrick Fabian and Ashley Bell were in attendance for a […]

TIFF10: Preliminary Film Thoughts

It is the time of the year when the line-up of films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival slowly gets revealed.  There have been film announcements for the last couple of weeks now and I thought I would give my opinions on some that stick out. Buried – Rodrigo Cort├ęs, Spain/USA This is a […]

TIFF10: Splitting My Time

This is my fifth year volunteering for the Toronto International Film Festival and I had a very hard choice deciding where to volunteer this year.  My automatic choice has always been the Varsity theatre, however I was disappointed to find out that it was not being utilized much this year. After a lot of pondering, I decided […]

TIFF10: Contemplating the Changes

It is really starting to seem that my fifth year as a TIFF volunteer will be marked by many changes.  First, there is an uncertainty over if and when I’d be able to volunteer, since I have applied for an internship that takes place during the festival (however, I should probably have a better idea […]

Report: Videodrome at Cinemateque

So, on Thursday night I checked out a screening of David Cronenberg’s film Videodrome at TIFF Cinemateque, which was the final screening of the “Toronto on Film” programme. Cronenberg was in attendance to introduce the film and it was definitely a neat experience seeing him in person, especially since a few months ago I had […]

A Night at Cinematheque

I’ve always had an interest to check out the TIFF Cinematheque that runs various film retrospectives throughout the year. Tonight I finally get the chance as I check out a screening of David Cronenberg’s 1983 classic Videodrome. The thing that influenced me to purchase a ticket was when it was announced that Cronenberg himself is […]

News: Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up TIFF Films

Source: FirstShowing The festival may be over, but there are still announcements to be made about films receiving distribution deals. It is being reported that Sony Pictures Classics have picked up Get Low and Lebanon for distribution. After seeing Get Low at the festival, I have to say that I believe it has a chance […]

TIFF09: Wrap-Up

My seventh experience at the Toronto International Film Festival has come to a close. I had a pretty good experience numbers-wise, matching my 2007 numbers. However, I do have to say last year had more enjoyable films for me. Here is my wrap up: Top Three Favourite Films Suck The Disappearance of Alice Creed The […]

TIFF09: Finishing Up

It’s always weird putting on the volunteer t-shirt for one final shift after I spent most of the week as a festival attendee. This was actually the most low-key of my final festival shifts. I started off tearing tickets for a public screening of Partir before I was positioned at the final P&I screening of […]