Category: Festival Prep

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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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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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2013 Selection Pre-Search

Picked up the 2013 Entertainment Weekly Fall Movie Preview. This year I went for a physical and digital copy instead of buying two copies (one for work and one for home). Every year I...

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Pick Your Package

Packages for TIFF members go on sale June 25. Visa cardholders can buy their packages on July 3. Everyone else can buy their packages July 10. There is a handy wizard on the TIFF...

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Rules Of The Mixtape

 I keep feeling old this year. Maybe it’s that the demo of the member line skews a couple of decades above the crew I’m used to sharing a spot on the cold concrete with...