TIFF19 Preview: Midnight Madness

A mix of old and new permeates the Midnight Madness line-up for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The line-up will be opening with the World Premiere of the indigenous zombie film Blood Quantum from Canadian director Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls). The line-up also sees the return of Midnight Madness veterans, with the […]

Review: Genesis

Three young teenagers’ struggles with first love are examined in Genesis. Guillaume (Théodore Pellerin) is a student at an all-boys school in Montreal, who is starting to feel a homosexual attraction to his best friend Nicolas (Jules Roy Sicotte). Meanwhile Guillaume’s step-sister Charlotte (Noée Abita) begins dating an older college student named Théo (Maxime Dumontier), […]

Celebrate the Magic of Filmmaking with the TIFF Picture Palace

On March 2, 2019, the Toronto International Film Festival invites you to celebrate the magic of filmmaking with the TIFF Picture Palace. Curated by TIFF Artistic Director and Co-Head Cameron Bailey, the TIFF Picture Palace is the successor to TIFF’s interactive DigiPlayspace exhibitions children, with this new exhibition aiming towards on older crowd of 14 […]

TIFF18: Wrap-Up

The Toronto International Film Festival is always the type of event that you make it out to be. Some people come purely for the galas and stars, some people focus only on Midnight Madness, and some people try to do a mix. I would like to think that I fit in the latter category, even […]

TIFF18: Green Book

A working class bouncer from the Bronx gets a job chauffeuring an African American pianist in the American South in Green Book. Set in 1962, Tony “Lip” Vallelonga (Viggo Mortensen) is a bouncer at New York’s Copacabana night club, who is in need of work while the club is closed for renovations. Tony is offered a […]

TIFF18: Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy

The true story of cult literary icon J.T. LeRoy is told in Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy. Laura Albert (Laura Dern) is a musician and writer, who wrote the autobiographical novel “Sarah,” under the pseudonym of a 19 year old boy named Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy. While Laura frequently does phone interviews as J.T., the constant request for pubic appearances results […]

TIFF18: Diamantino

A disgraced soccer star decides to adopt a refugee in Diamantino. Diamantino Matamouros (Carloto Cotta) is the star soccer player for Portugal, whose prowess comes from his ability to see nothing but pink clouds and fluffy puppies on the pitch. However, when he becomes aware of the refugee crisis, Diamantino is thrown off his game and […]

TIFF18: Teen Spirit

A shy teenager participates in an international singing competition in Teen Spirit. Violet (Elle Fanning) is a 17 year old Polish girl living on farm with her mother (Agnieszka Grochowska) on the Isle of Wright. An aspiring singer, Violet meets former opera singer Vlad (Zlatko Buric) at a bar and he help her improve her singing, as she prepares […]

TIFF18: Donnybrook

An ex-marine struggling to support his family sets off to participate bare-knuckle brawl in Donnybrook. Jarhead Earl (Jamie Bell) is a veteran desperate for money to support his family, so he sets off with his son to participate in the Donnybrook bareknuckle cage match. On Earl’s trail is Chainsaw Angus (Frank Grillo), a violent psychopath who runs […]

TIFF18: The Man Who Feels No Pain

A man diagnosed with Congenital Insensitivity to Pain sets out to help his idol fight his brother in The Man Who Feels No Pain. Surya (Abhimanyu Dassani) was born with a rare medical condition, where he cannot feel any pain. With his mother having died during a robbery shortly after he was born, Surya is mentored by […]