After a lackluster year for Canadian features in 2016, we’re proud to look at the ten worthy features selected for this year’s TIFF sponsored Canada’s Top Ten, running from January 13th to the 26th at TIFF Bell Lightbox, and talk about why they get Canadian cinema off to a great start in 2017.
With TIFF’s annual showcase of our nation’s greatest talent kicking off this week, we take a look at this year’s short film selections for Canada’s Top Ten.
In honor of TIFF Bell Lightbox bringing the films of Studio Ghibli back to Toronto for a holiday season retrospective – running December 24 to January 10 – let’s look at five underrated films from one of the greatest animation powerhouses in the world.
In the second half of our look at controversial, prolific German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder – the subject of a near complete TIFF career retrospective – we look at the beginning of his career, an unquestionably influential classic, some hidden gems, and one of his final and best efforts.
Having made over 40 films in less than 20 years, the career of controversial German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder is more than worthy of a TIFF retrospective, and here’s a look at five must-see efforts from the filmmaker from the first half of this season’s look back at his work.
Brian De Palma is a household name, and for good reason. After decades of pioneering and controversial filmmaking, not to mention a few great Hollywood hits, he’s earned his place in the film world, and yet he is also one of cinema’s most underrated, and underappreciated filmmakers. It’s impossible to talk about modern film without bringing up his films, including Scarface, Carrie, and The Untouchables, to name a few, but some of his lesser-known work is as good or better than those iconic titles.
Canada has several festivals focusing on the big screen, but an absence of festivals celebrating television programming. That is about to change with the launch of the Canadian International Television Festival (CITF), the first of its kind in Canada.
The work of legendary filmmaker David Cronenberg is to be celebrated with a TIFF film exhibition called the Cronenberg Project. It will showcase different elements of his work and responses to it including academic writing, live performances, TIFF commissioned work, behind-the-scenes footage, and old props and costumes. It will run from November 1, 2013 to January 19, 2014.
TIFF Bell Lightbox will be celebrating the wonders of superheroes from March 9 to 24, just in time for March Break, with a series of family-friendly matinee screenings offering some of the best “spandex-clad superheroes” on the big screen.
Everywhere we turn, we are basically inundated with video messages, but all of those videos can usually be summed up simply; they’re blatant promotional messages packaged into 30-second ads that can be forgotten as quickly as they’re seen.