Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Edwin Boyd

The second film I saw at Canada’s Top Ten also happened to be the film that won Best Canadian Film at the last film festival. Edwin Boyd is a film that tells the story of the notorious Canadian bank robber of the same name.  The film tells how Edwin Boyd (played by Scott Speedman) got into […]

Canada’s Top Ten: My Thoughts on Keyhole

 TIFF’s annual celebration of Canadian Cinema is now well underway and today I saw the first of five films I plan on seeing in the Canada’s Top Ten series – Guy Maddin’s Keyhole. This was only the second of Maddin’s films that I have seen, the other being 2008’s My Winnipeg.  However, it’s definitely obvious […]

Rounding Up Canada’s Top Ten 2011

Last night TIFF announced the films that will part of their yearly celebration of the best in Canadian cinema. I do have to say that it is a very interesting list.  There are some obvious selections, such as David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz.  However, there are also some surprising choices, […]

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 […]