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2021 Toronto International Film Festival is a virtual and in-person affair

Posted by on Jul 22, 2021 in action, All, animated, comedy, documentary, drama, fantasy, Film, horror, indie, musical, News, romance, sci-fi, sport, thriller | 0 comments

Whereas the film festival circuit in 2020 consisted of virtual editions or cancellations, 2021 is reintroducing the in-person aspect as...

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Review: Like a House on Fire – “An intriguing story”

Posted by on Mar 30, 2021 in All, drama, Film, indie, Reviews | 0 comments

It’s been two years since Dara (Sarah Sutherland) has been home.  She sits on a train, anxiously looking out the window.  When she...

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Violation – Directors Madeleine Sims-Fewer and Dusty Mancinelli on their Debut Feature

Posted by on Mar 15, 2021 in All, drama, Film, horror, indie, Interviews, News | 0 comments

At the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), a movie premiered that was described by programmer Peter Kuplowsky as, ‘A...

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Filmmaker Ian Bawa gets personal with short film ‘Strong Son’

Posted by on Oct 21, 2020 in All, drama, Film, indie, Interviews, News, short film | 0 comments

How do you define success?  For some of us it might be in the things we own, or the dollars in our bank account.  For others it may be...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Wildfire

Posted by on Sep 22, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

Sibling relationships are rarely simple.  Such is the case for Kelly (Nika McGuigan) and Lauren (Nora-Jane Noone), sisters close in age,...

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Virtual 2020 TIFF Awards Announced

Posted by on Sep 21, 2020 in action, All, animated, biopic, comedy, documentary, drama, fantasy, horror, indie, News, thriller, war | 0 comments

My ninth year of covering the Toronto International Film Festival reflected a dramatic shift in viewing habits that existed before the...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Pieces of a Woman

Posted by on Sep 19, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

There is one thing that is indisputable after watching Pieces of a Woman – that this will certainly launch Vanessa Kirby into A-list...

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TIFF 2020 Review: Beans

Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in All, drama, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

Coming of age tales are popular, yet common, stories on the big screen.  What can often set them apart, is context and such is the case...

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TIFF 2020 Review: The Water Man

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in action, All, drama, fantasy, Film, indie, Reviews | 0 comments

Gunner (Lonnie Chavis) is an adolescent trying to cope with the fact that his beloved mother (Rosario Dawson) is dying from leukemia and...

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TIFF 2020 Review: I Am Greta

Posted by on Sep 17, 2020 in All, documentary, Film, Reviews | 0 comments

What started as a personal crusade for Greta Thunberg in front of the Swedish parliament buildings to bring attention to climate change...

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