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 […]