TIFF Bell Lightbox – Six Months Later

Outside of the Bell Lightbox on it’s opening day during the 2010 Toronto Film Festival. Original Article: Toronto Star There was an interesting article in today’s Toronto Star in which Peter Howell reflects on the success of the TIFF Bell Lightbox during its first six months of operation. Based on the article, the biggest criticism […]

My Thoughts on Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project

Being both a film fan and a documentary fan, I love it when there are documentaries about films.  Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project just opened today for a run at the Bell Lightbox and it’s a, Canadian-produced, documentary about the infamous Hollywood figure Harvey Weinstein. As the title suggests, the film wasn’t made with Weinstein’s full […]

My Thoughts on Modra

Modra was the third screening I saw as part of Canada’s Top Ten at the Bell Lightbox (including films I had previously seen at TIFF or otherwise, I have now seen six of the ten films). The film tells the story of a teenage girl named Lina, who goes traveling to visit family in Slovakia.  […]

My Thoughts on Canada’s Top Ten Shorts Programme 1

This evening I saw the first half of the Canada’s Top Ten shorts programme, which featured five of the top short films of last year.  In hindsight, I probably could have stayed to see all ten shorts, but I had already spent a long afternoon downtown, which included seeing No Strings Attached.  Anyways, here are […]

My Thoughts on Incendies

Incendies is generally considered to be the best Canadian film from 2010 and it is currently on the shortlist of films being considered for a Best Foreign Film nomination at the Oscars. The film centres around two siblings, who receive the unusual request in their mother’s will to location the father and brother that they […]

Getting Ready for Canada’s Top Ten

Today marks the start of TIFF’s yearly showcase of the ten best Canadian films from last year, happening for the first time at the Bell Lightbox.  The obvious headliner of this year’s list is Denis Villeneuve’s Incendies, which won Best Canadian Film at last year’s Festival and was just announced to be on the Oscar […]

My Thoughts on Waste Land

While, at the Bell Lightbox today for the Tim Burton exhibition, I decided to see another one of the building’s exclusive engagement. Wastle Land is a documentary about a Brazilian artist, who goes to the largest landfill in Rio De Janeiro to create art in the likeness of the various “Pickers,” who work in the […]

My Thoughts on the Tim Burton Exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Today was an exciting day for me as I visited the Tim Burton Exhibition at the Bell Lightbox. The exhibition is split into two rooms: One that focuses on Burton’s films and another which features his non film related art. The film portion of the exhibit covers every film that Burton has been involved. This […]

My Thoughts on The People vs. George Lucas

One of the great things about the TIFF Bell Lightbox is that not only does it have the normal Cinematheque screenings, but it also has exclusive engagements of films that previously played at various film festivals and wouldn’t usually get a normal release. The People vs. George Lucas is one of those films, which previously […]