Canada's Top Ten: My Thoughts on Enemy

Jake Gyllenhaal faces off with himself in this new doppelganger thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies), which is an adaptation of Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago’s novel The Double.  Adam Bell (Gyllenhaal) is a Toronto-based history professor, who lives a somewhat mundane and routine life with his girlfriend Mary (Mélanie Laurent). Based on the recommendation […]

Canada's Top Ten: My Thoughts on The F Word

Toronto is the backdrop for this romantic comedy from director Michael Dowse (Goon).  Med school dropout Wallace (Daniel Radcliffe) hasn’t been in a relationship since he broke up with his cheating ex-girlfriend (Sarah Gadon).  At a party, Wallace meets Chantry (Zoe Kazan), the cousin of his friend Allan (Adam Driver).  Wallace is instantly attracted to […]

Running Down Canada’s Top Ten 2013

Earlier this week TIFF, announced the line-up for their annual celebration of the best of Canadian cinema, which will be screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox from January 3-12, 2014.  While there are the inevitable high-profile headliners, this year’s Canada’s Top Ten features quite an eclectic selection of films.  I shall now rundown this year’s […]

My Visit to David Cronenberg: Evolution

Today marked the start of TIFF’s new exhibition about Canadian director David Cronenberg and I wasted no time in going to the Bell Lightbox to check it out.  I consider myself to be a big fan of Cronenberg and I even took an entire course about his films, when I was studying film studies at […]

The Cronenberg Project Coming this Fall to the TIFF Bell Lightbox

For nearly three years now, the TIFF Bell Lightbox has become Toronto’s “museum of film” so to speak.  As the headquarters for the Toronto International Film Festival, the building hosts seasonal film series, as well as film-based art exhibitions.  TIFF has officially announced their headlining exhibition for 2013, which will be focused entirely on one […]

Canada's Top Ten: My Thoughts on My Awkward Sexual Adventure

This was definitely an interesting film for me to finish off Canada’s Top Ten with… As you may have guessed from the title, My Awkward Sexual Adventure is a comedy about an accountant in Winnipeg named Jordon (Jonas Chernick), who is dumped by his, somewhat shallow, girlfriend for not being that exciting in bed.  Jordon […]

Canada's Top Ten: My Thoughts on The End of Time

The End of Time is not an easy film to describe.  The best way to put it is that the film is a somewhat experimental documentary about time and how different people from around the world conceive of it.  The film is a mix of philosophical narration, interviews, and nature shots.  In fact the nature […]

Canada's Top Ten: My Thoughts on Rebelle (War Witch)

Rebelle (War Witch) follows a teenage girl from the Congo named Komona, who is taken from her village and forced to join a group of rebel forces.  She drinks “magic milk” from a tree, which results in her seeing the ghosts of her parents, who warn her of upcoming danger.  This labels her as a […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Stories We Tell

Sarah Polley has been in the spotlight for pretty much her entire life.  She began as a child actress and is known by many for her role on the CBC series Road to Avonlea.  As an adult, she was one known for mostly indie and Canadian films (aside from a starring role in Zack Snyder’s […]

Running Down Canada’s Top Ten 2012

TIFF has announced this year’s Canada’s Top Ten line-up, which showcases the best in Canadian Cinema and takes place from January 4-13 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.  The line-up includes the latest films from the likes of David Cronenberg and Sarah Polley, as well as the smaller independent films that make up much of the […]