Canada’s Top Ten 2017: Adventures in Public School

A home schooled teenager enrolls into public school for the first time in Adventures in Public School. For most of his life, Liam (Daniel Doheny) has been home schooled by his enthusiastic mother Claire (Judy Greer). However, when Liam enters the local high school for his final exam, he is immediately infatuated with one-legged girl […]

High Concept: TIFF Cinematheque Revisits the Films of Denis Villeneuve

To coincide with the upcoming release of Blade Runner 2049, TIFF Cinematheque is presenting High Concept: The Films of Denis Villeneuve from September 26 to October 5. The series covers all of Denis Villenueve’s filmography from his early Quebecois films, such as Polytechnique (Sept 27, 6:30 PM) and Incendies (Sept 29, 6:45 PM). to his more recent forays into Hollywood […]

TIFF17: Wrap-Up

I did that math today and discovered that this was my fifteenth year going to TIFF, with me having been going to the festival since 2003 (at the very young age of 21). A lot has changed for the festival in that time, both good and bad. In fact, this year’s festival began with longtime […]

TIFF17: Three Christs

A doctor researches a humane treatment for three schizophrenic mental patients in Three Christs. Set in 1959, Dr. Alan Stone (Richard Gere) arrives at Ypsilanti State Hospital to perform a behavioral study with Joseph Cassell (Peter Dinklage), Clyde Benson (Bradley Whitford), and Leon Gabor (Walton Goggins), three schizophrenic patients who believe they are Jesus Christ. Along with his […]

TIFF17: Let the Corpses Tan

A gold robbery results in an epic shootout in Let the Corpses Tan. After robbing 250kg of gold, a gang arrives at the remote ruins of a Mediterranean hamlet to hide out. However, the sudden arrival of cops results in an epic shootout to break out, with the last one left standing to get the gold. […]

TIFF17: I, Tonya

The life and career of scandal-ridden figure skater Tonya Harding is told in I, Tonya. From childhood Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) was bred to be a figure-skating champion from her stern and often abusive mother LaVona (Allison Janney). Tonya would meet future husband Jeff Gillooly (Sebastian Stan) as a teenager, who initially seemed like an escape from her […]

TIFF17: Downrange

A group of friends are pinned down by a sniper in Downrange. After the tire blows on their car, Jodi (Kelly Connaire), Keren (Stephanie Pearson), Todd (Rod Hernandez-Farella), Eric (Anthony Kirlew), Sara (Alexa Yeames), and Jeff (Jason Tobias) find themselves stranded in the middle of nowhere. It isn’t long before the friends realize that the […]

TIFF17: First Reformed

A country priest has a crisis of faith in First Reformed. Reverend Toller (Ethan Hawke) is the pastor of the First Reformed parish, a historic yet poorly attended Dutch Reform church. Toller is approached by Mary (Amanda Seyfried), a pregnant parishioner, who asks Toller to talk to her husband, an environmentalist, whose despair about the […]

TIFF17: Revenge

A woman left for dead seek vengeance against those who wronged her in Revenge. Jen (Matilda Lutz) is an American socialite, who travels with her married French millionaire lover Richard (Kevin Jannsens) for a weekend of passion. However, thinks go awry when Richard’s hunting buddies Stan and Dimitri arrive early, with Jen being the recipient of […]