Toronto International Film Festival

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TIFF 2021: ‘The Worst Person In The World’ Is An Unforgettable Look At Womanhood In Twelve Chapters

By: Myles Herod – If there was ever a genre created for Norwegian rom-coms, then The Worst Person In The World might be its Citizen Kane. Yes, this is a great film. It’s also an exciting and unbridled one, offering a portrait of a devil-may-care 29-year-old across 12 chapters (bookended by prologue and epilogue). Julie, the story’s heroine, … Continue reading

TIFF 2021: Joshua Jackson Hosts “Big Splash” Party at Iconic Windsor Arms Hotel

Photos by: Myles Herod – Monday evening saw Liquid Media Group’s in-person gala event, Big Splash, take place at Toronto’s iconic Windsor Arms Hotel. Hosted by Canadian actor Joshua Jackson (Dawson’s Creek, Dr Death), the formal setting – which happily complied with Covid-19 protocols – celebrated TIFF 2021 and its quest for bringing independent and … Continue reading

TIFF 2021: Jane Campion’s “The Power Of The Dog” Tackles Toxic Masculinity in the Prairie-Set Past

By: Myles Herod – New Zealand’s Jane Campion has been making world-class films for over 30 years. Although a decade has passed since her last full-length feature, The Power of the Dog marks a triumphant return and as potent a vision as she’s ever helmed. Based on the 1967 novel by Thomas Savage, the story centres on Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch), … Continue reading

TIFF 2021: A Touching Childhood Ghost Story Comes To Life In ‘Petite Maman’

By: Myles Herod – Children often see life much differently than adults do. Sometimes wide-eyed, but forever inquisitive. However, there also comes a time when every child discovers their world is not a gentle place, either. At the centre of Celine Sciamma’s quietly enchanting Petite Maman is such an impressionable youth named Nelly. Played by Joséphine Sanz (in … Continue reading

Interview: TIFF 2017 – Aldo Shllaku Talks “Downrange”, Immigrating from Albania, & Dream Directors

By: Lucy Sky – The Toronto International Film Festival kicks off this Thursday with an eclectic slate of films. But what usually lies beneath the radar, are the scores within the films. The score is a true compliment to Downrange composer Aldo Shllaku’s creative instinct. The Canadian composer behind the new Ryûhei Kitamura-directed film grew up with musical training … Continue reading

Festival Music House Announces 2017 Lineup

By: Staff – Returning to the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) for its eighth year, Festival Music House (FMH) today announced its all-star lineup of Canadian talent taking the stage at this year’s concert. Happening Sunday, September 10 at Velvet Underground (508 Queen St. W.), the exclusive TIFF-time favourite event connects film and television tastemakers … Continue reading

Photos: TIFF 2016 – Pharrell @ Festival Street

Photos by: Katrina Lat – Grammy Award-winning hip-hop/R&B artist Pharrell Williams performed on Festival Street tonight (Sept 10) in Toronto during the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) following a Q&A with Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Pharrell Williams, and the filmmakers, and an exclusive first look at Theodore Melfi’s new feature film Hidden Figures, which … Continue reading

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