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Finding Vivian Maier Movie

Finding Vivian Maier

In 2007, John Maloof bought a box of old negatives at an auction while researching for a book. When the photos turned out to be irrelevant to his research, he put the box of negatives away for several years before returning to them. Once he took a closer look, Maloof realized he was sitting on Read More
TIFF 2013: Top 20 Films of the Festival Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Top 20 Films of the Festival

Over the last 2 weeks my opinions have changed towards some of the films I’ve seen. Watching up to 4 films in one day can be exhausting, and sometimes through reflection films can seem better or worse in retrospect. In other words, if there are inconsistencies between my list and the reviews/ratings I gave, deal Read More
TIFF 2013: Stranger By The Lake & Moebius Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Stranger By The Lake & Moebius

Having missed Blue is the Warmest Colour at TIFF this year, I went for another gay-themed film from Cannes: Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake. Blue might have won the Palme D’Or, but Stranger actually took home the Queer Palme this year in France (given out to the best film about LGBTQ issues at Cannes Read More
TIFF 2013: Blind Detective, Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, R100 Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Blind Detective, Why Don’t You Play In Hell?, R100

Blind Detective On my second-last day of the festival, I was not expecting to have one of the craziest days I’ve ever had at TIFF in my six years of going. Starting off, I was getting ready for one of my more anticipated films at the festival. Blind Detective is the latest film by Johnnie Read More
TIFF 2013: Stray Dogs & A Field in England Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Stray Dogs & A Field in England

After spending the previous day watching two very slow-moving films, I figured I was ready to take on the latest film from one of the masters of ‘slow cinema.’ I’ve been a huge fan of Tsai Ming-Liang’s work over the years, but his last film Visage was more or less a flop when it premiered Read More
TIFF 2013: Night Moves, Gravity, October November, Under The Skin Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Night Moves, Gravity, October November, Under The Skin

My previous day at TIFF was originally going to comprise of four films as well, but unfortunately I had to bail out of one film due to pure tiredness (I’ll keep the film’s title unnamed here, but if it wasn’t for my physical limitations I would have stayed since it was good from what I Read More
TIFF 2013: The Green Inferno, The Sacrament, Canopy & Oculus Film Festival

TIFF 2013: The Green Inferno, The Sacrament, Canopy & Oculus

The Green Inferno It seemed to be fate that I’d have a day devoted exclusively to genre films at TIFF. After the excellent reaction to Eli Roth’s The Green Inferno at its midnight screening, I caught up with it the next day. This time Roth decides to take on a subgenre of horror that hasn’t Read More
TIFF 2013: Only Lovers Left Alive, Like Father Like Son, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears Film Festival

TIFF 2013: Only Lovers Left Alive, Like Father Like Son, The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears

Going back to TIFF my day was filled with catching up yet again. While everyone was abuzz for Gravity (review coming soon!) and The Double, I was out viewing some leftovers from Cannes earlier this year yet again. Only Lovers Left Alive I have to respectfully disagree with my great overlord and editor Dustin on Read More
TIFF 2013: The Past and Manakamana Film Festival

TIFF 2013: The Past and Manakamana

The first thing that came flooding back into my mind the moment I arrived in Toronto for TIFF was the only thing fest-goers do more than watching movies: waiting. If you want to come to TIFF be prepared to get in line. In fact, with the addition of a “Virtual Waiting Room” in TIFF’s ticket Read More