In a TIFF

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Lost Shepherd

The energy, talent and charisma it would take to write, direct and star in a film like Guidance is evident the minute you meet the lead, Pat Mills. From the minute he hit the...

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I’m Changing

The two words most often screamed through a shut door at a sibling or parent are oft repeated in this remarkable coming of age story from writer and director Lindsay MacKay. “I’m Changing” could...

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Shut Up and Take My Money

This week ticket packages go on sale for Visa cardholders and next week for the public regardless of your payment method of choice. One challenge you may have with buying tickets is finding a...

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TO Screenshots Cast Awards

Thanks again to @toscreenshots for compiling a list of the best as voted by an eclectic selection of people who see too many movies. What I love about this list is it covers a very...

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Brand New Funk

I asked my friend to smell me. I knew I was still clean in my heart and head, but not my nose. My nose was immersed in the aroma of Scotia. So much so...

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Power Bar

Those of us that remember the birth of the Lightbox recall when the Luma Lounge was the Blackberry Lounge. One major feature of the Blackberry Lounge was the Blackberry chargers all along the marble...

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My Kingdom for a Hoverboard

Have my first short transition today. Lightbox to Ryerson in under an hour between Tim’s Vermeer and Only Lovers Left Alive. The voyage has an added level of difficulty because huge sections of King...

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Two Seasons, One Festival

We have two seasons in Toronto. Winter (so Stark) and construction. Every year the natural inefficiency of the first days of TIFF overlap with the denouement of construction season. Inevitably not only will you...

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When to line up at the Elgin

Had a friend ask when they should line up for the Elgin. As usual with TIFF there are no easy answers. It’s a huge theatre with horrible sight lines if you are on the side...

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You’re So Money

During the pre-search for TIFF some films jump out and smack you like they’re mad at you, ride you hard and leave you wet and wanting to just place your order. This year the first...

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