The Review


PURE NONFICTION Ep. 37: Oscar Nominees for Documentary Feature

Hear from the five Oscar-nominated directors for Documentary Feature

Feb 21, 2017 @ 2:30pm
Short Read

“There is an Incentivized Path to Mediocrity”

Filmmaker Kevan Funk responds to Cameron Bailey’s call for Canadians to tell true stories — and why Funk thinks the industry is standing in the way

Feb 21, 2017 @ 7:00am

Forever "The Girl from God's Country"

Nell Shipman gave Canadian cinema its first action heroine, movie mogul — and nude scene

Feb 20, 2017 @ 12:00am

YO ADRIAN Ep. 23: Great Films vs. The #MuslimBan

Reaffirming the power of the moving image to broaden perspectives and change minds

Feb 17, 2017 @ 10:00am

Cruel Stories of Youth

Stranger Things star Finn Wolfhard reflects on the coming-of-age classic The 400 Blows

Feb 16, 2017 @ 7:00am

Uncensored: Hisham Fageeh and Fatima Al-Banawi

The actors of Barakah Meets Barakah on life in Saudi Arabia, the importance of art and social media, and challenging gender expectations

Feb 16, 2017 @ 12:00am

“Imagine If You Knew our Stories Already”

Watch Jesse Wente’s keynote speech advocating for First Nations, Métis and Inuit representation in Canadian cinema

Feb 15, 2017 @ 4:00pm

The Power of Play

digiPlaySpace co-curator Matt Nish-Lapidus takes us behind the scenes of Toronto’s interactive playground

Feb 15, 2017 @ 12:00am

Matters of the Heart

We indulge in a little self-love on Valentine's Day

Feb 13, 2017 @ 11:00am

TIFF Next Wave Two-Way Q&A

TIFF Next Wave's Ben Sagar and Sleeping Giant's Andrew Cividino talk coming of age

Feb 13, 2017 @ 7:00am
Feature, News, Interview

TIFF Next Wave Takes Over The Review

Our committee of high school students across the GTA talks political activism, representation in cinema, and the dankest memes on the internet

Feb 13, 2017 @ 6:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 36: John Heilemann on Trumped

Inside the greatest political upset of all time

Feb 10, 2017 @ 10:00am
Short Read

“His Films Opened a Window to the Deep Blue”

Discovery’s Ziya Tong remembers her friend Rob Stewart

Feb 10, 2017 @ 6:00am

“A Revolution of the Mind”

Cameron Bailey and George Elliott Clarke discuss the legacy of James Baldwin

Feb 9, 2017 @ 12:00am

Chasing the Dragon

Hollywood bad boy Michael Cimino’s “comeback movie” was a lurid potboiler with an autobiographical edge

Feb 6, 2017 @ 12:00am

Deep Cuts: "Wild is the Wind"

Anna Magnani's magnificent melodrama yielded a title track that enchanted Nina Simone, Cat Power and David Bowie

Feb 6, 2017 @ 12:00am
Short Read

There is no “Us” Versus “Them” in Farhadi’s Cinema

Read an excerpt from Asghar Farhadi: Life and Cinema, with all sales from the book benefitting the American Civil Liberties Union until February 26

Feb 3, 2017 @ 7:00am

How Do Art and Film Respond to Atrocity?

In light of the Muslim Ban and worldwide political upheaval, Rasha Salti considers film's potential for revolution

Feb 3, 2017 @ 7:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 35: Syrian Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia In Exile

A tireless supporter of Arab documentary who has been imprisoned for his work

Feb 2, 2017 @ 10:48am

Roberto Minervini: "Anna Magnani transcends cinema"

The director of the Trump-predicting docu-fiction The Other Side offers his appreciation of the great Italian star

Jan 30, 2017 @ 11:39am
Feature, List

Geoff Pevere on the Sequences in Cinema That Haunt His Dreams

Sigmund Freud goes to the movies

Jan 30, 2017 @ 7:00am

Master of Light: Raoul Coutard, 1924–2016

Saluting the cinematographer who put the "pow" in the French New Wave

Jan 30, 2017 @ 12:00am
Short Read

“C’est belle, la vie”

Remembering the exquisite Emmanuelle Riva (1927–2017)

Jan 30, 2017 @ 12:00am

YO ADRIAN Ep. 22: Angry Inuk director Alethea Arnaquq-Baril

The award-winning filmmaker talks about the eight-year process of bringing her latest to light

Jan 27, 2017 @ 12:30pm

Funnel Vision

Mike Hoolboom excavates the history of Toronto’s pioneering film collective

Jan 27, 2017 @ 12:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 34: Island President Mohamed Nasheed in Exile

The incredible story of a President, activist, prisoner, and passionate climate change advocate

Jan 26, 2017 @ 3:00pm

Truth and Power

A provocative new series spotlights injustice, resistance, and reconciliation in Canada's fractious history with its First Nations

Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:00am

FilmArt: Battleship Potemkin

A new series that explores the posters, lobby cards, and other evocative ephemera that enrich the filmgoing experience

Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:00am

All Hail "La Lupa"

Celebrating the fire, ferocity and fabulousness of Anna Magnani

Jan 26, 2017 @ 12:00am

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 48: Nacho Vigalondo on Colossal

The director on going from his first, Oscar-nominated short to his monstrous new Anne Hathaway feature

Jan 25, 2017 @ 4:30pm

That time the CBC let me make a TV show about my mental health issues

#LetsTalk, you’re not alone

Jan 25, 2017 @ 4:30am

Toni Erdmann is a Film Where Parents Just Don’t Understand

It will also fill you with joy until you burst

Jan 24, 2017 @ 11:30pm

Angry Inuk wins the Canada's Top Ten People's Choice Award

Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's doc investigates the global anti-sealing movement's damaging impact on Inuit communities.

Jan 24, 2017 @ 9:00am

Xavier Dolan’s ‘90s-Nostalgic Soundtrack

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

Jan 20, 2017 @ 7:00pm

Depths and Surfaces

How Quebec writer/director Anne Émond took inspiration from the lives of many different women for her kaleidoscopic portrait of real-life writer Nelly Arcan

Jan 20, 2017 @ 7:00am

PURE NONFICTION Ep. 33: Inside Sundance with Josh Braun

What does this year's Sundance Film Festival look like from a documentary filmmaking perspective?

Jan 19, 2017 @ 2:00pm

Video Flow: Director X

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

Jan 19, 2017 @ 7:00am

Lovers in a Dangerous Time

Nathan Morlando’s Mean Dreams pits his teen Romeo and Juliet against the elements and a top-of-his-game Bill Paxton

Jan 19, 2017 @ 12:00am

You say you want a Revolution

Hear a TIFF UNCUT Podcast with Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves’ filmmakers Simon Lavoie and Mathieu Denis, conducted by TIFF Director & CEO Piers Handling

Jan 18, 2017 @ 11:30pm

WELL NOBODY'S PERFECT Ep. 47: Fatima Al-Banawi and Hisham Fageeh on Barakah Meets Barakah

Sitting down with the stars of Saudi Arabia's first romantic comedy

Jan 18, 2017 @ 3:00pm
Short Read, Interview

Window Horses’ Poetic License

“I didn’t realize what my point of view was because I had too many ‘me’s’ looking around me”

Jan 18, 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
Video, Podcast

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

Distances, Hesitations, Intimacies

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

Dec 8, 2016 @ 7:00am
Short Read

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

It happened at the movies

Dec 8, 2016 @ 7:00am

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