Hot Docs 2016 CAST Awards Announced

The Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto has announced their awards for the 2016 edition of the Hot Docs Film Festival. Fourteen individuals contributed their picks for the top documentaries of the festival, with David Farrier and Dylan Reeve’s stranger than fiction investigation story Tickled coming out on top. The other top films include Jay Cheel’s How to […]

CAST Awards 2015

The results are in as the Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto announced the results of the sixth annual CAST Awards.  41 semi-professional film bloggers, podcasters, tweeters and Lightbox lobby loiterers voted in this year’s poll and the pretty clear winner was George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road, followed by Carol in second place, and Ex Machina in […]

Hot Docs 15 CAST Awards Announced

For the first time ever, the Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto have announced the CAST Awards for the 2015 edition of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.  A total of thirteen individuals, myself included, submitted ballots to determine the top films of the festival.  The film that ended up coming out on top was […]

CAST Awards 2014

The results are in for the fifth annual awards from the “Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto,” made up of various film bloggers and lovers from around Toronto.  This year, 38 individuals submitted their favourite films of 2014 to decide the consensus for the top films of the year.  In a very close race, Boyhood ended […]

TIFF14 CAST Awards Announced

(Updated 9/23) The “Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto” have chosen their favourite films of the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival.  The top film of the list was the Jake Gyllenhaal-starring crime thriller Nightcrawler.  Also in the top five were the documentary The Look of Silence, the drumming drama Whiplash, Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Peter Strickland’s The […]

CAST Awards 2013

The results are in for the fourth annual awards from the “Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto,” made up of various film bloggers and lovers from around Toronto.  This year’s awards were compiled by pooling the top ten lists of 33 individuals.  The clear winner was Spike Jonze’s Her, followed by 12 Years a Slave and […]

TIFF13 CAST Awards Announced

The “Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto,” myself included, voted on their favourite films of the recently completed Toronto International Film Festival.  Not surprisingly, the top film in the poll was 12 Years a Slave, which was the film that walked away with the People’s Choice Award at the festival.  However, a surprise on the list […]

CAST Awards 2012

This year I participated in the third annual awards for the “Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto,” made up of various film bloggers and semi-professional critics within the city of Toronto.  Pretty much we pooled our individual top ten lists together to decide on the best films of 2012.  The list is made up of any […]