The Review


Xavier Dolan’s ‘90s-Nostalgic Soundtrack

What Blink-182, Moby, Counting Crows, and Dido can do for an auteur

Jan 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Video Flow: Director X

An x-trospective on the acclaimed Canadian music video director's greatest hits

Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 32 - Laura Poitras & Henrik Moltke on Project X

What's inside this windowless skyscraper in Manhattan? Rami Malek and Michelle Williams are on the case

Jan 16, 2017 @ 3:37pm

#SeeTheNorth While You Eat: Lunchtime Shorts

Catch a brilliant Canadian film. Chow down.

Jan 13, 2017 @ 12:00pm

Maliglutit Remakes the Western in its Own Image

When killing and retribution are not in vain

Jan 13, 2017 @ 7:00am

The Werewolves and The Destroyers

A conversation between Canadian filmmakers Ashley McKenzie and Kevan Funk

Jan 13, 2017 @ 6:00am

DigiPlayspace Returns this Winter!

Learn to code, control robots, paint with light, travel through space and visit Canada’s National Parks through high-tech experiences at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Jan 12, 2017 @ 10:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 46: Nick Cannon on 'King of the Dancehall', Jamaica, and Drake

Hail to the King

Jan 11, 2017 @ 5:03pm

2017: The Year in TIFF Films

Some of the best TIFF '16 films haven't hit theatres yet. But they will...

Jan 10, 2017 @ 3:00pm

YO ADRIAN Ep. 21: Magali Simard on Canada's Top Ten Film Festival

What were the best Canadian films of 2016, and how were they chosen?

Jan 10, 2017 @ 10:00am

Filmmaker Johnny Ma Wants You to Fall in Love With '90s Chinese Cinema

The director of Old Stone curates The Review just in time for Canada's Top Ten Film Festival

Jan 9, 2017 @ 5:00am

TIFF’s Rising Stars

We asked the new class for their thoughts on their Festival experience, the industry and how we can create a star system in Canada

Jan 6, 2017 @ 7:00am

The Next Generation of Canadian Cinematographers

What happens when you put 10 DPs in a tiny room and make them talk about film during TIFF 16

Jan 6, 2017 @ 5:00am

Remembering Bill Marshall

Festival Founder, Chair Emeritus of TIFF, and Canadian cultural giant

Jan 2, 2017 @ 3:30pm

RIP William (Bill) Marshall, Festival Founder and Chair Emeritus of TIFF

Without Bill, there would be no TIFF

Jan 1, 2017 @ 5:00pm

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 45: 2017 Preview

What will this year bring (to theatres and all the other screens)?

Dec 28, 2016 @ 1:08pm

The Year in Videos: 2016

See and hear the most powerful moments from this year

Dec 23, 2016 @ 10:45am

With Julieta, Pedro Almodóvar Moves Into Alice Munro Country

The Spanish auteur’s 20th film sees him turning a new leaf, with a subtly stormy adaptation of three of the Nobel Laureate’s stories

Dec 23, 2016 @ 6:00am

The Year in Quotes: 2016

They said it

Dec 21, 2016 @ 6:31pm

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 44: 2016 Year in Review

Jay Baruchel, Bonnie Arnold, Werner Herzog, and so much more. It's been a heck of a ride...

Dec 21, 2016 @ 5:12pm

A Year in Photos

Looking back at the #InfiniteViews of TIFF in 2016

Dec 21, 2016 @ 4:00pm

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 31: Race, History, Trump & Documentary

Raoul Peck, Bryan Stevenson and Ezra Edelman on the future of documentary film after Donald Trump's election

Dec 20, 2016 @ 10:43am
Short Read

Food Writer Corey Mintz Thinks Ramen and Film are the Perfect Pairing

When Toronto became a ramen town

Dec 19, 2016 @ 7:00am

YO ADRIAN Ep. 20: Vikram Gandhi on Barry

Political biopics, the early life of a president, and race on film

Dec 16, 2016 @ 10:00am

2016's Need for Female Film Critics

Challenging the canon starts here

Dec 16, 2016 @ 7:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 43: Errol Morris on The B-Side, Gates of Heaven, and Philip Glass

The legendary documentarian talks about his career

Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:00pm

Check out TIFF's Winter Programming lineup now

Retrospectives of Pedro Almodóvar and Straub-Huillet, a tribute to Anna Magnani, and live events with Zadie Smith, Sarah Polley, and Mira Nair

Dec 14, 2016 @ 10:00am

Post Mortem: Pablo Larraín's Chile Trilogy

A look back at Larraín's trio of films about the Pinochet regime

Dec 13, 2016 @ 10:34am

Albert Serra and the Fassbinder Touch

An interview with the enfant terrible of experimental cinema

Dec 12, 2016 @ 5:00am
Short Read

Viola Desmond Becomes the First Canadian Woman to Grace the $10 Bill

It happened at the movies

Dec 8, 2016 @ 7:00am

Distances, Hesitations, Intimacies

How Moonlight brings Black men closer to themselves and to each other

Dec 8, 2016 @ 7:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 42: Vlog Day Afternoon: A Conversation with Morgan Spurlock and Corey Vidal

Is YouTube the future of film?

Dec 7, 2016 @ 5:35pm

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival Celebrates Homegrown Talent

See the north

Dec 7, 2016 @ 7:00am

#SeeTheNorth: Canada's Top Ten Film Festival is here!

Come out and see the best of Canadian cinema

Dec 6, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Mia Hansen-Løve Finds Power in Resignation

The French writer/director discusses her collaboration with Isabelle Huppert in her fifth film, Things to Come

Dec 5, 2016 @ 7:00am

Atom Egoyan is Obsessed with Celluloid

The Canadian auteur shares his passion for film on film and curates The Review

Dec 5, 2016 @ 6:00am

Isabelle Huppert’s Unmarried Woman

Things To Come and the predictable devastation of middle-aged endings

Dec 1, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Feature, Video, Interview

Our Queer Heritage

How to Survive a Plague on World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2016 @ 10:08am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 41: Set Phasers to Delighted: A Conversation with Nicholas Meyer

The man who wrote The Wrath of Khan. 'Nuff said.

Dec 1, 2016 @ 10:00am

Guy Maddin’s Affair with Douglas Sirk

Every movie is about killing your parents

Dec 1, 2016 @ 5:00am
Short Read

Ben Wheatley Receives a Book

An excerpt from Adam Nayman’s Confusion and Carnage: The Films of Ben Wheatley

Nov 30, 2016 @ 6:00am

Manchester by the Sea’s Bruising Masculinity

Kenneth Lonergan’s raw third feature elevates an ocean of pain below the surface

Nov 29, 2016 @ 6:00am

Kenneth Lonergan Captures the Storm

Talking to the acclaimed director and playwright about Manchester by the Sea, being open to surprises, and how Michelle Williams broke his heart

Nov 25, 2016 @ 12:06pm

YO ADRIAN Ep. 19: Deepa Mehta on Anatomy of Violence

The director talks about her latest film and the importance of broaching difficult subjects

Nov 25, 2016 @ 10:08am
Video, Short Read

10 Family Dinner Scenes to Distract You from Your Family Dinner

A time to give thanks for YouTube

Nov 24, 2016 @ 9:00am
Short Read, Interview

Julie Dash on Daughters of the Dust

From the LA Rebellion to the Beyhvive

Nov 24, 2016 @ 7:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 40: Werner Herzog on Kinski, North Korea, and Netflix

Werner Herzog thinks that you need to feel the volcano at the same time as you see it

Nov 23, 2016 @ 5:40pm
Video, Short Read

Technicolor Yarns

Guy Maddin tests the palettes of Douglas Sirk and Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Nov 23, 2016 @ 11:00am

Fassbinder: A Guide for the Perplexed

What you need to know about the romantic anarchist of New German Cinema

Nov 22, 2016 @ 10:05am

The Save This Moment Film-Preservation Roundtable

TIFF shares its passion for film on film

Nov 18, 2016 @ 7:00am

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore

Elle tackles gamergate, rape fantasies and survivor’s guilt and doesn't lose its sense of humour

Nov 18, 2016 @ 5:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 39: Rob Reiner on Trump, LBJ, and Fart Jokes

The guy who made The Princess Bride, This is Spinal Tap, and When Harry Met Sally also wrote TV's first fart joke

Nov 17, 2016 @ 10:15am

YO ADRIAN Ep. 18: Barry Jenkins on Moonlight

In uncertain political times, this is the kind of film we need more of

Nov 16, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Moonlight Changes Everything

Cameron Bailey explains why Barry Jenkins’ film is a hopeful sign of things to come

Nov 14, 2016 @ 7:00am
Feature, Interview

Compassion, Film and the Consolation of Art in Trying Times

Canadian producer Nicole Hilliard-Forde curates The Review and reaches out to Natasha Lyonne, Mark Rendall and Mayuran Tiruchelvam for comment

Nov 14, 2016 @ 6:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT 38: Jordan Sowunmi On Atlanta and Insecure

Chance is a pizza killer, Childish Gambino is a TV master, and talking Insecure

Nov 11, 2016 @ 10:05am

Lest We Forget: Films for Remembrance Day

The World Wars on screen

Nov 11, 2016 @ 10:00am

An Interview With Fassbinder’s Muse, Barbara Sukowa

The German Meryl Streep who melts into her roles is coming to TIFF Bell Lightbox to introduce Berlin Alexanderplatz

Nov 11, 2016 @ 7:00am
News, Short Read

Telefilm Commits to Gender Parity in Canadian Film

Let’s make some movies

Nov 11, 2016 @ 12:00am
Short Read

20 Things About Star Trek You Might've Missed

Test your Vulcan-like knowledge

Nov 8, 2016 @ 7:00am
Short Read

Piers Handling Remembers Andrzej Wajda

"All his films vibrated with energy"

Nov 7, 2016 @ 7:00am

12 Years Later, The New French Extremity is Still Pissing People Off

TIFF Senior Programmer James Quandt is not sorry

Nov 4, 2016 @ 11:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 37: The Godfathers of Trolls: A Conversation with Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn

Can't stop the feeling

Nov 3, 2016 @ 10:00am
Short Read, Interview

The Eagle Huntress Is Girl Power, Personified

An interview with director Otto Bell and the film’s 13 year old subject

Nov 3, 2016 @ 8:00am

Douglas Trumbull on the visual effects of Star Trek™: The Motion Picture

"It had as many shots in it as Star Wars and Close Encounters combined, and we had to do it in six months."

Nov 1, 2016 @ 11:00am

Park Chan-wook On The Handmaiden’s Changing Perspectives

Talking to the Korean master filmmaker about being open to collaboration

Nov 1, 2016 @ 8:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 33 | I Screen Dead People: Talking Horror And Halloween With Colin Geddes

This week Ultra 8 Pictures Founder, and TIFF Midnight Madness Programmer, Colin Geddes joins Rob and Geoff

Oct 31, 2016 @ 3:00pm

10 Canadian Horror Films To Watch This Halloween

There's no reason you can't feel patriotic and terrified this Halloween

Oct 31, 2016 @ 2:00pm

TIFF's Halloween Collection

Your very scary source for great Halloween long reads, lists, and videos

Oct 31, 2016 @ 12:00pm

Five Unconventional Scary Movies To Watch This Halloween

Jesse Wente shares his favourite truly scary films

Oct 31, 2016 @ 11:00am
Short Read

Canadian Horror

Boo, eh!

Oct 31, 2016 @ 10:00am

Knocked Up

Prevenge triple threat Alice Lowe redefines pregnancy as a horrorshow

Oct 31, 2016 @ 7:00am

Eat Your Heart Out

The Quest for Virtue in Julia Ducournau’s Raw

Oct 31, 2016 @ 7:00am
Short Read

Morgan Spurlock On The Horror Films That Warped His Mind

Watching David Cronenberg at age nine isn't always a bad thing

Oct 31, 2016 @ 6:00am
Short Read

The Wes Craven Chain

When the horror legend died, two film programmers remembered the man behind the screams

Oct 31, 2016 @ 12:00am

Essential Links Of The Week

The TIFF 6ix October 28, 2016: Critical Horror Edition

Oct 29, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Video, Interview

Watch Barry Jenkins And The Cast Of Moonlight Tell Their Story

"I’ve never seen this before, I’ve never seen these characters paid attention to”

Oct 29, 2016 @ 8:00am
Short Read

TIFF's Halloween Costume Ideas For Film Lovers

Let our fall programming be your guide

Oct 28, 2016 @ 2:00pm
Short Read

What To Watch This Weekend

A rare Jack Nicholson appearance and a terrifying prediction of when Trump met Putin lies ahead

Oct 28, 2016 @ 8:00am
Short Read

TIFF's Movie Musicals Bracket

Help us choose: what's the best musical of all time?

Oct 27, 2016 @ 8:00am

Nothing Left to Lose

Why no filmmaker ever lived as hard or as fast as Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Oct 26, 2016 @ 8:00am

The Gilmore Guys Take Toronto

Where they podcast, you will follow

Oct 25, 2016 @ 11:00am
Short Read

Essential Links Of The Week

The TIFF 6ix October 21, 2016: Trumped-up "Oscar Bait" edition

Oct 21, 2016 @ 10:00am
Short Read, Interview

Fire at Sea Centers The Refugee Crisis In Quiet Observation

“Walls never resist history”

Oct 21, 2016 @ 8:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 35: Getting Dark with Black Mirror's Charlie Brooker

You want it darker? You got it.

Oct 20, 2016 @ 1:00am
Short Read, Interview

Margaret Atwood On Star Trek And The Political Dystopia Of Donald Trump

“Of course, Star Trek is like The Odyssey”

Oct 19, 2016 @ 8:00am
Short Read

Ana Mendieta’s Unearthly Body Of Work

See the Cuban-American multimedia artist’s collection of filmworks now at CONTACT Gallery

Oct 18, 2016 @ 8:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 34: A Conversation with Jonathan Demme

Acclaimed director Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married) drops by to talk the art of the concert film and his latest, Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids

Oct 14, 2016 @ 12:00pm
Short Read

One To Watch: Tower

A gripping new doc shines light on the heros and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting

Oct 14, 2016 @ 10:00am