'Telling stories that show Canadians who we are:' TIFF unveils top 10 Canadian films of 2016

Youth in revolt, family drama and people grappling with unexpected consequences — these are the themes running through TIFF’s annual Canada’s Top Ten, the cinema group’s pick of the best Canadian movies of the year. The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) organization announced on Wednesday morning the lineup for its 2016 Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, […]

Toronto artist claims TIFF stole his work

A local artist is claiming that Toronto International Film Festival copied his digital photography project, The Motherships, and used it for its 2016 marketing campaign, Infinite Views, without his permission.   Razvan Anton says he is now planning to file a lawsuit against TIFF after the festival refused to properly credit his work in the campaign.   “I didn’t want to get a lawyer. I […]

Pregnant Natalie Portman Arrives in Los Angeles After TIFF

Natalie Portman keeps her baby bump covered up in a trench coat as she heads inside LAX airport on Monday (September 19) in Los Angeles. The week before, the 35-year-old pregnant actress spent some time in Canada to premiere her film Jackie at the Toronto Film Festival. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Natalie […]

TIFF 2016 red carpet highlights

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'I feel like I accomplished something': Hailee Steinfeld on TIFF 2016 closer The Edge of Seventeen

As she prepared for Saturday’s world premiere of The Edge of Seventeen at the Toronto International Film Festival, teen superstar Hailee Steinfeld said she felt like it was a defining moment in her career. “I feel like I accomplished something,” the Oscar-nominated actor-singer said in an interview before the screening, which served as the festival’s closing […]

Hailee Steinfeld Performs in Miami Before Heading to TIFF

Hailee Steinfeld rocks a studded two piece outfit during her concert at the Bayfront Park Amphitheater on Friday night (September 16) in Miami, Fla. The 19-year-old “Starving” singer and actress got the party going at the event, wearing a hat with her nickname “Haiz” on it before she headed back north for the 2016 Toronto […]

I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House Review [TIFF 2016]

Osgood Perkins strays far from mainstream normalities with his more “intellectual” approach to horror (you’ll understand once The Blackcoat’s Daughter releases this Fall). Technically, I wouldn’t even call I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House a horror movie – more a chilling page-turner, like some visual representation of written word. Jump-scares and tropes are thrown […]

Vera Farmiga Attends TIFF Premiere with Cutie Jacob Tremblay

Vera Farmiga poses for some adorable photos with co-star Jacob Tremblay on the red carpet at the premiere of Burn Your Maps during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday (September 15) at the Ryerson Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The 43-year-old actress plays the mother of Jacob‘s character in the new film. The young […]

Jacob Tremblay on his new film Burn Your Maps at TIFF

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Amanda Knox Review [TIFF 2016]

This current trend of true crime, both in fictional and documentary form, shows no signs in letting up in Netflix’s latest outstanding film, Amanda Knox. Of all the massively popular examples of this genre, most notably the podcast Serial and Netflix’s series Making a Murderer, this movie is the most aware of its place within […]

Without Name Review [TIFF 2016]

Back in 2012, I covered a low-key horror festival in New York City that programmed a short titled Foxes. I can’t tell you what feature it played before, mainly because the slate of shorts Foxes was part of outshined the feature presentation without contest. Why am I telling you this? Because Foxes was Lorcan Finnegan’s first cinematic effort, and […]

TIFF 2016: Television goes beyond film's boundaries

Television is back at the Toronto International Film Festival for its sophomore year and while TIFF is shining a big screen spotlight on “episodic storytelling” — one local TV director says he’s not feeling the heat that he normally does when showcasing a movie. Matt Johnson is no stranger to film festivals. The co-creator and director of the TV series Nirvanna the band the […]