The Review

Feature

Nagisa Oshima’s True-Crime Tales

The Japanese New Wave figurehead found inspiration for his “beefsteak” cinema in scandal-sheet sensationalism

Jul 16, 2018
Feature

For Indian audiences, Sridevi will never die

TIFF's tribute to the tragically departed Indian superstar begins this weekend

Jul 14, 2018
Short Read

Sex and Death in Japan: The Kino-Fist Cinema of Nagisa Oshima

The Japanese New Wave rebel made movies to “burn the throat”

Jul 13, 2018
Short Read

Kenji Mizoguchi’s “Art of Paradox”

The revered filmmaker found beauty and transcendence through often ferocious depictions of chaos and cruelty

Jul 11, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 73: Debra Granik on how to direct a breakout role

The director of Winter’s Bone and Leave No Trace breaks down her remarkable talent for spotting — and directing — the “next big thing”

Jul 10, 2018
Short Read

William Friedkin: A Man Possessed

The Exorcist director’s passionate perfectionism changed the Hollywood game and sent him Cruising towards controversy

Jul 10, 2018
Short Read

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

It happened at the movies

Jul 6, 2018
Short Read

Discovering the Poetry of Yasujiro Ozu, or I Also Wrote, But…

Previously untranslated verses from the director’s diaries reveal new facets of the Japanese master’s complex, many-sided character

Jul 5, 2018
Short Read

The Many Faces of Yasujiro Ozu

Long viewed as the “transcendental” master of domestic dramas, the Japanese giant was equally adept at crime films, film noirs, social critiques and vulgar comedies

Jul 5, 2018
Short Read

“The Emperor and the Wolf”: Akira Kurosawa and Toshiro Mifune

The volatile relationship between the imperious director and his wild-man star produced a dazzling run of masterpieces

Jul 4, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 72: How Ben Foster became one of his generation's greatest chameleons

One of the business’ most versatile performers walks us through his wide range of characters

Jul 3, 2018
Interview

#MeTootsie

Can we still enjoy the Dustin Hoffman hit in a time when proven predators are being outed?

Jun 29, 2018
Short Read

The Furious Five of the Japanese New Wave

An introduction to the insurgent generation of filmmakers who challenged the traditions of Japanese cinema

Jun 28, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 71: Is the Future of TV not on TV?

Ghost BFF creator and star Vanessa Matsui tells us why so many creators are choosing web series

Jun 26, 2018
Short Read

The “Big Five” of Japanese Cinema

An introduction to the directors who shaped the image of their nation’s cinema in the West

Jun 26, 2018
Short Read

Playlist: A Blow-Up rave-up

Herbie Hancock, The Yardbirds, and the mod sounds of Antonioni's swing through London

Jun 22, 2018
Feature

The Age of Innocence shows the other Scorsese

Finding power in the silence of heartbreak

Jun 21, 2018
Short Read

TIFF Celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Hear from a collection of Indigenous filmmakers, musicians, and artists about the stories they tell

Jun 21, 2018
Feature

The Hidden History of the Jurassic Park Logo

The blockbuster franchise's iconic T. Rex emblem has some troubling genes in its DNA

Jun 20, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 70: How to Breathe New Life Into a Classic Genre

Indonesian director Mouly Surya's Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts reimagines the spaghetti western

Jun 19, 2018
Interview

Molly Haskell on Lauren Bacall and “the Hawksian Woman”

The pioneering film critic and feminist explains why she still loves the heroines of director Howard Hawks

Jun 15, 2018
Short Read

Winter’s Child: Olivier Assayas on Gérard Blain

The French filmmaker remembers his friend and former star, “one of the great and under-recognized filmmakers of his time”

Jun 14, 2018
Short Read

How the “French James Dean” became the heir to Bresson

Screen heartthrob Gérard Blain moved behind the camera to direct a series of masterful films

Jun 13, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 69: The Perks of Working at Pixar

Animator Domee Shi tells us how she went from studying at Sheridan College to directing her first Pixar short in less than 10 years

Jun 12, 2018
Feature

All-American Sex and Murder: The Postman Always Rings Twice Around the World

Exploring the many screen lives of James M. Cain’s noir classic

Jun 12, 2018
Feature, Interview

Dante Speaks (Part Two): A Conversation with Gremlins Guru Joe Dante

A new batch of remembrances from the dauntless Dante, including how he got away with making Gremlins 2, how a fast-food giant burned Small Soldiers, and how his long-held dream of making a Bugs Bunny movie became a nightmare

Jun 8, 2018
Short Read

“I was born when she kissed me”: The Love Song of Bogart & Bacall

On and off the screen, the unlikely lovers were Classic Hollywood’s ultimate power couple

Jun 7, 2018
Feature

Call of Duty: A Film Critic Goes Before the Camera

Adam Nayman recounts his experiences as an actor in Antoine Bourges’ first feature Fail to Appear

Jun 6, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 68: How to Build a Career in Documentary Filmmaking

Director Sarah Burns tells us why she decided to stay in the family business

Jun 5, 2018
Short Read

Elaine May is “a punk-f*ing-rocker”

How the former “funny girl” and fearless filmmaker became the scourge of Hollywood suits

Jun 4, 2018
Feature, Interview

Dante Speaks (Part One): A Conversation with Gremlins Guru Joe Dante

The director and die-hard cinephile on the bait-and-switch ad campaign for Gremlins, convincing Roger Corman not to use the title Hollywood Hookers, and "the worst poster in history"

Jun 2, 2018
Short Read

Michelangelo’s Gaze: The Art of Antonioni

How the Italian master created the foundations for contemporary art cinema

Jun 1, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 67: How to Crowdsource the Cure to an Industry Problem

Producer Adi Shankar challenges the public to solve The Simpsons’ Apu controversy

May 29, 2018
Feature

All the Young Dudes: Solo and the Plight of the Prequel

How do young versions of iconic movie characters measure up to the originals?

May 25, 2018
Interview

"Sometimes you have to be a high-flying bitch"

Sophie Fiennes' documentary, Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami, returns to TIFF

May 22, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 66: Ramin Bahrani on Updating a Classic Work for 2018

The director’s newest film puts a contemporary spin on Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451

May 22, 2018
Feature

The Double Life of Juliette Binoche

Sofia Bohdanowicz on how the French icon influenced the making of her first feature

May 17, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 65: Can MoviePass Save the Cinematic Experience?

The revolutionary company is making theatre-going more affordable than ever — but will this model survive?

May 15, 2018
Feature

“The Most Naked Fix”

Stan Brakhage’s Pittsburgh Trilogy blurs the line between experimental, documentary, and body horror

May 15, 2018
Feature

How Sid and Nancy turned punk cinema into punk nostalgia

Alex Cox’s Sid Vicious biopic marked a new paradigm for punk on film

May 10, 2018
Feature

The Art (and Challenge) of Making Painterly Cinema

As we welcome Art Cinema: Painters on Screen to the Lightbox, we explore films that blur the lines between the canvas and the moving image

May 9, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 64: Mark Duplass on the Changing Economics of Film

The acclaimed indie filmmaker gives a crash course on his DIY philosophy

May 8, 2018
Short Read

Dreams of Light

From Rembrandt to Basquiat, Frida to Mr. Turner, we explore The Agony and the Ecstasy of some of history’s greatest painters

May 8, 2018
Feature

Star Wars Around the World

Even though Star Wars Day is definitively not a thing, we revisit some of the greatest (and strangest) posters from the original trilogy

May 4, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 63: Jason Reitman: From Outback Steakhouse to the Oscars

The celebrated filmmaker takes us through his career

May 1, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 62: The Path of the Modern Auteur

Filmmaker Andrew Haigh takes us inside his decision-making process

Apr 24, 2018
News

Cameron Bailey appointed Co-Head of TIFF

The Board of Directors of TIFF announced today the appointment of the newly-created position of Artistic Director & Co-Head

Apr 19, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 61: How A Fantastic Woman is Advancing Transgender Rights In Chile

The film has helped reignite the country’s long-stagnant gender identity bill

Apr 17, 2018
Interview

Janus Metz’s Visions of War

For the Borg vs. McEnroe director, everything’s a battle — even on the tennis court

Apr 13, 2018
Interview

Ninotchka meets The Wild Child: Serge Bozon on Madame Hyde

The French auteur discusses his offbeat, Isabelle Huppert-starring adaptation of the Robert Louis Stevenson horror classic

Apr 12, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 60: Steve Buscemi’s Unconventional Path to Movie Stardom

The iconic actor discusses how he got big by staying small

Apr 10, 2018
Short Read

Serge Bozon’s Pop-Psych Cinema

Syd Barrett meets Sam Fuller in the genre-bending oeuvre of the French auteur/vintage garage-rock enthusiast

Apr 10, 2018
News

TIFF enters losing Webbys battle against Idris Elba and the solar eclipse

Please do not vote for the absence of the sun

Apr 6, 2018
Feature

Legrand Allusions

Michel Legrand's score for The Umbrellas of Cherbourg yielded two big '60s hits and a Hollywood career for the composer

Apr 5, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 59: April Reign's Plan to Make Hollywood Not So White

The activist behind #OscarsSoWhite is launching a new site to help the industry hire creators of colour

Apr 3, 2018
Feature

Jacques Demy: Songs of Innocence and Experience

Exploring the bittersweet universe of Agnès Varda’s personal and professional partner

Mar 29, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 58: Was The Shape of Water’s Oscar a Victory for Canadian Film?

Producer J. Miles Dale explains what the win means for our national cinema

Mar 27, 2018
Feature

The Affiches of Agnès

Scanning the 60-year career of Agnès Varda with 30 great (and five not-so-great) posters

Mar 27, 2018
Short Read

Glorious Feelings: Gene Kelly and the Evolution of the Movie Musical

The Hollywood legend was looking for more than just the same old song and dance

Mar 23, 2018
Short Read

The Radical, Radiant, and Revelatory Cinema of Agnès Varda

Celebrating a half-century of the French film legend’s marvellous “pictures with words”

Mar 22, 2018
Feature

Agnès Varda: The Horror of Perfection

Exploring the dark side of the French film legend's gentle universe

Mar 22, 2018
Feature

Flower Grrrl Power: Riot Grrrl, #MeToo, and Věra Chytilová’s Daisies

How the riotous Czech New Wave classic anticipated the insurgent movements of contemporary feminism

Mar 21, 2018
Feature, Interview

Wakanda (and Sweden) Forever: Black Panther's Ludwig Göransson

Behind the music of Childish Gambino, Chance the Rapper, and the films of Ryan Coogler, there is a 33-year-old Swede

Mar 20, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 57: Understanding the Art of Film Editing

The editor of I, Tonya walks us through her process

Mar 20, 2018
Feature

Criticizing Kiarostami

The great Iranian filmmaker was not always celebrated in his own homeland

Mar 14, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 56: How A24 Made Film Distribution Cool

The company has gone from new kid on the block to perennial Oscar favourite in just over five years

Mar 13, 2018
Short Read

Make Your Kid a TIFF Kids Kid this March Break

Our resident TIFF Kids enthusiast shares his most anticipated films that your kids will love, too

Mar 9, 2018
Feature

Forever "The Girl from God's Country"

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

Mar 8, 2018
Feature

The Passion of Dorothy Arzner

Classic Hollywood's leading female director was also a fiery feminist and queer pioneer

Mar 8, 2018
Feature

The Ladies of Lloyd

Celebrating the three actresses who helped shape silent comedy’s “third genius”

Mar 8, 2018
Feature

When Lois Met Anna

The silent epic The Dumb Girl of Portici put a dance legend on screen for the first and only time — and brought together two of the greatest female artists of the era

Mar 8, 2018
Feature

Lillian Gish: Mama with a Shotgun

Before she packed heat in The Night of the Hunter, the screen legend helped give birth to the movies as we know them

Mar 8, 2018
Interview

Life/Dreamlife/Afterlife: Jacquelyn Mills on In the Waves

Filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz interviews the director about being a one-person production crew, living in the present, and making your grandmother your star

Mar 8, 2018
Feature

From Musidora to Maggie Cheung: Celebrating a century of Irma Vep

The legacy of French film’s first screen supervillainess

Mar 7, 2018
Feature

Love, Lulu

Sifting through TIFF’s cache of correspondence from legendary silent-screen siren Louise Brooks

Mar 7, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 55: Dissecting the 90th Academy Awards

What can this year’s list of winners teach us about the direction film is going?

Mar 6, 2018
Short Read

Sidney Lumet: Prince of New York

How the Serpico and Dog Day Afternoon director evolved from upstart stylist to gritty, hard-nosed realist

Mar 6, 2018
Feature

Want to bet that the Oscars will be boring?

Prop bets will keep you occupied until Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway give it a second go

Mar 2, 2018
Feature

Pin-Ups: David Bowie Goes to the Movies

Exploring the Starman's sometimes rocky voyages on the big screen

Mar 2, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 54: Alex Garland on Annihilation, Adaptation, and the Future of Sci-Fi

The reigning godfather of science fiction walks us through his process

Feb 27, 2018
Short Read

For the hungry boys and girls: Paul Thomas Anderson's official pre-Phantom Thread playlist

You probably think these songs are about you, don’t you?

Feb 26, 2018
Feature

Can You See What I See?

Director Lina Rodriguez on the elusive artistry of Lucrecia Martel

Feb 23, 2018
Short Read

Twin Peaks in Pictures

Blake Morrow’s 2017 exhibition paid homage to the cult series’ iconic characters and locations

Feb 22, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 53: What Happened to the Sports Movie?

One of Hollywood’s most lovable genres has fallen on hard times

Feb 21, 2018
Feature

Holy Girls, Headless Women and Hapless Men

The peculiar family matters of "Argentine genius" Lucrecia Martel

Feb 21, 2018
Feature

"No one wants Call Me by Your Name to become a Rocky movie"

André Aciman on the peach, the speech, and the fireplace

Feb 20, 2018
Feature

Philippe Garrel goes mainstream

Well, not quite — but Bruce LaBruce has some thoughts on the French renegade’s latter-day turn toward the “conventional”

Feb 16, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 52: The History of Oscar Campaigns

Making a great film is often not enough for the Academy

Feb 15, 2018
Feature

Before the Dora Milaje: The Black female heroes who led the way to Black Panther

Jamie Broadnax, Editor-in-Chief of Black Girl Nerds, on #WhatBlackPantherMeansToMe

Feb 15, 2018
Interview

The Good Lucky Story of Bad Lucky Goat

Director Samir Oliveros discusses the amusing challenges of shooting his debut feature

Feb 14, 2018
Feature

The Solitude of Jean Seberg

How Godard’s Breathless star was hounded to her death by the FBI

Feb 12, 2018
Feature

The Family Tree of the Noir Western

How the doom-haunted shadows of film noir made their way to the open range

Feb 11, 2018
Interview

"Existing is Resisting"

Daniela Vega, star of the Oscar-nominated A Fantastic Woman, talks with Canadian trans filmmaker Luis De Filippis about representation and resistance

Feb 8, 2018
Feature

Intention and Circumstance: With Hong Sangsoo in Hamburg

Cinema Scope’s Mark Peranson recounts his experience working on (and acting in) the Korean master’s On the Beach at Night Alone

Feb 7, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 51: Is Padmaavat the Most Controversial Blockbuster Ever?

The film has sparked protests, attacks on the set, and threats to the cast

Feb 6, 2018
Feature

How Thunder Road became a Southern-fried cult phenom

Robert Mitchum's car-chase classic put the mountain South on the Hollywood map

Feb 6, 2018
Feature

Thoroughbreds is "American Psycho meets Heathers"

Their teen angst bullshit is about to have a body count

Feb 2, 2018
Feature

Mitchum, Madsen, and Me

Writer-director Simon Ennis on learning the lessons of old-school cool

Feb 1, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 50: Lessons From This Year's Sundance

Is the Park City slate a preview of what's to come in 2018?

Jan 30, 2018
Feature

The A-Z of Robert Mitchum

Learn the lexicon of that laconic, lazy-eyed epitome of old-school cool

Jan 30, 2018
Short Read

“An Eye Unruled by Manmade Laws”

Stan Brakhage’s adventures in perception

Jan 27, 2018
Interview

Shooting Ava Anyway

Director Sadaf Foroughi talks about facing gender discrimination and sexual harassment in Iran, all in pursuit of making her award-winning breakout film

Jan 26, 2018
Short Read

Harold Lloyd: Jazz Age Daredevil

The bespectacled comic genius put his own safety last in his spectacular "thrill comedies"

Jan 25, 2018
Short Read

Philippe Garrel Can Hear the Guitar

From the groan of Nico’s harmonium through the pulse of Ash Ra Tempel’s primeval synths, a playlist tracking the sounds that inspired the filmmaker — and vice versa

Jan 25, 2018
Feature

On to Zanzibar: Philippe Garrel and the “Dandies of May ’68”

Excavating the strange history of the radical French film collective

Jan 25, 2018
Feature

Salut, Sandrine

A tribute to Sandrine Bonnaire, the daring, dimpled and dignified doyenne of modern French film

Jan 24, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 49: Is it Time For a New Bechdel Test?

FiveThirtyEight.com proposes a revamped version to address Hollywood’s core inequalities

Jan 23, 2018
Short Read

“The Secret Child of French Cinema”

For the past fifty years, the films of Philippe Garrel have been the least accessible body of work of almost any major filmmaker

Jan 23, 2018
Feature, News

Growing up, I only had Mulan

Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish talks about the need to see herself on screen

Jan 22, 2018
Feature

Bethune: The Unmaking of a Canadian Epic

Critically scorned upon release, the Donald Sutherland-starring biopic demands reappraisal today

Jan 20, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 48: Why More Directors are Choosing TV over Film

How Jeremy Podeswa went from Canadian indie darling to helming Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale

Jan 19, 2018
Interview

Ava is Not So Delicate

With eight nominations at the Canadian Screen Awards and a selection in the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, director Sadaf Foroughi talks about the making of her breakout film

Jan 18, 2018
Interview

“I want to create new images for Québécois culture”

Director Simon Lavoie discusses his new film The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches

Jan 16, 2018
Video

You Can Now Stream 11 of Canada's Best Short Films from 2017

Running January 15 to 19, #SeeTheNorth from your couch with a free digital showcase of the best short films in the country

Jan 16, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 47: Should Canadian Actors Aspire Beyond Their National Cinema?

To expat or not to expat?

Jan 12, 2018
Interview

15,000 Sparklers Were Harmed in the Making of This Film

Winnipeg filmmaker Matthew Rankin on his strange and beguiling short The Tesla World Light Project

Jan 11, 2018
Feature

"Long before I knew I was a woman, I knew I was an actress"

Actor Pascale Drevillon tells the story behind the making of the award-winning short film Pre-Drink

Jan 9, 2018
Video

Short Filmmakers Don’t Get the Recognition They Deserve

Watch a video interview with Academy Award–winning animator Torill Kove

Jan 9, 2018
Interview

Michael Haneke Tells Stories with Snapchat Now

The Austrian auteur discusses his new film Happy End and why social media is the greatest cultural revolution in human history

Jan 9, 2018
Video, Interview, Podcast

Judy Greer Finally Gets the Role She Deserves

Are you even ready for how charming she is in Adventures in Public School?

Jan 8, 2018
Feature

Luk'Luk'I: Opportunistic and prejudiced, or bold and empathic?

How Wayne Wapeemuka collaborated with the people of Main and Hastings for "the stories we don't tell"

Jan 8, 2018
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 46: What We’re Looking Forward to in 2018

You know, besides Black Panther. But also: Black Panther.

Jan 5, 2018
Video, Interview

Christopher Nolan on the form and film formats of Dunkirk

"Well, sometimes it's just like, 'fuck it,' you know?"

Jan 2, 2018
Feature

The Best of The Review

Counting down our favourite newsletter editions of 2017

Dec 24, 2017
Short Read

The Walkie-talkies were a Mistake

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial is 35 years old and doesn’t need a facelift

Dec 23, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 45: Year in Review

What did we learn in 2017?

Dec 22, 2017
Feature

From Oklahoma! to Dunkirk: A Brief History of 70mm (in posters)

Charting the ups and downs of widescreen moviemaking over six decades

Dec 22, 2017
Video

The Signature Moves of Johnnie To

Hear from the Hong Kong legend on the Tao of To

Dec 21, 2017
Short Read

TIFF’s Year in Quotes: 2017

Tracking the most inspirational, hilarious, and surprising things filmmakers and artists said this year

Dec 21, 2017
Interview

Alanis Obomsawin and Amanda Strong Discuss the Future of Indigenous Film

The two artists explain why they're believers in each other's work, as part of the RBC x TIFF Someday Conversation Series

Dec 21, 2017
Feature

Magnificent Obsession: Berry Gordy, Diana Ross, and the Rise and Fall of Motown Productions

How the music mogul's mad love for his superstar singer led him to crash and burn in Hollywood

Dec 21, 2017
Video

Confronting Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Screen Industry

Watch a Breakfast at TIFF panel discussion featuring Patricia Rozema and representatives from ACTRA and the CMPA, with a closing note from Sarah Polley

Dec 20, 2017
Feature

The 25 Best Movie Posters of 2017

FilmArt's Craig Caron gathers his favourite posters of the year in a series of completely arbitrary categories

Dec 20, 2017
Feature

Soul Survivor and the Dream of “the Black ’90s”

Cultural critic Rinaldo Walcott remembers the promise and the brutal demise of a Black Canadian Golden Age

Dec 19, 2017
Feature

#YearinReview: Canadian Invaders of 2017

We’re not apologizing for the prolific talent and success of these homegrown artists

Dec 18, 2017
Feature, Interview

In It for Love

Daniel Warth, director of the Slamdance Jury Prize–winner Dim the Fluorescents, explains how making his first independent film put him at risk of financial ruin

Dec 16, 2017
Feature

How Set It Off raked it up

The heist-movie hit brought Black (and Black queer) women into the liberating space of action cinema

Dec 16, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 44: The Pros and Cons of Co-Pros

Are co-productions the future of Canadian film?

Dec 15, 2017
Interview

Canadian Film Heroes of 2017: Éléphant

Meet the Indiana Joneses of the Canadian film restoration world

Dec 15, 2017
Feature

The Car Wash soundtrack marked the move from Motown to disco

How veteran Motown producer Norman Whitfield helped usher in the sound that dominated the ’70s

Dec 13, 2017
Feature

Paul Scheer's Guide to Bad Movies

How did The Disaster Artist get made? Enter: Paul Scheer.

Dec 10, 2017
Feature

How the L.A. Rebellion reinvented Black cinema

Cameron Bailey on the groundbreaking movement that reinvigorated African American filmmaking in the ’60s and ’70s

Dec 9, 2017
Feature

Aki Kaurismäki’s films always go to the dogs

Exploring the Finnish master’s canine obsession

Dec 9, 2017
Feature

How The Harder They Come created Jamaican cinema

Reggae authority Klive Walker revisits the genesis of the island’s legendary first feature film

Dec 9, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 43: The Fight for On-Screen Diversity

How can programmers encourage their audiences to embrace new stories?

Dec 8, 2017
Feature

The Teenage Heartbreak of Sofia Coppola's Mary Corleone

Why the auteur's much-hated appearance in Godfather 3 is actually the key to her entire oeuvre

Dec 8, 2017
News

These are the Best Canadian Films of 2017

#SeeTheNorth at the Canada’s Top 10 Film Festival, January 12–21

Dec 6, 2017
Short Read

Sofia Coppola's Certain (and Uncertain) Women

The Cannes-feted filmmaker's empathy for the plight of young women has generated as much backlash as it has acclaim

Dec 6, 2017
Feature

Will Smith, Sidney Poitier, and the Burden of Representation

In Six Degrees of Separation, future superstar Smith invokes ’60s icon Sidney in one of his only films to directly tackle racial dynamics

Dec 5, 2017
Feature

Anne Wiazemsky: The Muse Become Creator

TIFF Cinematheque’s James Quandt remembers the late star of Godard’s La Chinoise

Dec 2, 2017
Feature, Video, Interview

Our Queer Heritage

How to Survive a Plague on World AIDS Day

Dec 1, 2017
Video, Interview

Life's a Peach

Watch Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, and Luca Guadagnino talk Call Me By Your Name at TIFF ’17

Dec 1, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 42: Where Does Hollywood Go After #MeToo?

How film can be used to make A Better Man

Dec 1, 2017

Honky Tonk Cinema: From Nashville to Brantford, Ontario

Senior Programmer Steve Gravestock looks at the long, complicated history of country and western music on screen

Nov 30, 2017
Feature, Interview

"It's just a human story"

An interview with Sherwan Haji, the Syrian star of Aki Kaurismäki’s affecting new film, The Other Side of Hope

Nov 30, 2017
Feature

Stormy Weather in a Time of Global Warming

Poet and author Ed Pavlić on “soul in music” and a vital (and continuing) tradition of Black performance

Nov 30, 2017
Feature

Circle of Three

Beyond the Festival, TIFF Founders Bill Marshall, Henk Van der Kolk and Dusty Cohl made a mark as ambitious (and sometimes outrageous) independent producers

Nov 29, 2017
Feature

Earl Cameron, the Forgotten Black Star

The Bermudan actor found British screen stardom in a daring interracial romance

Nov 28, 2017
Feature

From Grandmaster Flash to Working With Brie Larson

TIFF Rising Star Mamoudou Athie, behind 2017's The Get Down, Patti Cake$, and Unicorn Store, reveals why he needs to work with the outliers

Nov 27, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 41: How to Write the Best Sequel of the Century

The screenwriter of Creed did just that

Nov 24, 2017
Interview

A Sense of Otherness

Colombian filmmakers Laura Huertas Millán and Lina Rodriguez talk about filmmaking between cultures, the visible and invisible, and how to cook on film

Nov 23, 2017
Short Read

The Music of Black Star

Listen to four Spotify playlists, guest curated by the series’ programmer and speakers

Nov 21, 2017
Feature

The Monstrous Vision of Guillermo del Toro

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Guillermo del Toro: At Home with the Monsters allows us to step inside the director’s world

Nov 20, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 40: How David Gordon Green Became Hollywood’s Most Eclectic Filmmaker

From "the next Terrence Malick" to stoner comedies to Stronger

Nov 17, 2017
Short Read

Sharing Histories and Building Narratives

How libraries, archives and museums help us define our communities

Nov 16, 2017
Short Read

Kidlat Tahimik: Godfather of the Filipino New Wave

The “indie-genius” brings his slyly anti-colonial cinema to TIFF Bell Lightbox

Nov 16, 2017
Interview

“It was the first time a Black man had slapped a white man back”

Norman Jewison talks about the 50-year influence of In the Heat of the Night

Nov 15, 2017
Feature

Stalker’s Curse

From video games to Atomic Blonde, Tarkovsky’s sci-fi masterpiece haunts contemporary culture

Nov 14, 2017
Interview

Listen in on the secrets of Hollywood composers

Say "oh, hi..." to the musicians behind the TIFF '17 titles The Disaster Artist, Mary Shelley, and Downrange

Nov 12, 2017
Video

Paul Robeson: The First Black Star

Curator Ashley Clark on the legacy of the (in)famous actor, singer, and political activist

Nov 11, 2017
Feature

Tarkovsky’s Madonnas

The Mirror is Tarkovsky’s greatest fusion of his twinned obsessions: time, and suffering women

Nov 11, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 39: Why Documentaries Mean More in the Age of Trump

True story

Nov 10, 2017
Short Read

Oscar Micheaux: American Independent

Jesse Wente on the first Black writer-director-producer in American cinema history

Nov 9, 2017
Feature

Accentuate the Negative: Danny Glover, the Untraditional Black Star

Glover's Southern devil finds work in Charles Burnett's indie classic To Sleep with Anger

Nov 8, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 25: Stella Meghie is a Hollywood Outlier

The writer-director discusses breaking into the studio system, despite the odds

Nov 7, 2017
Interview

The Last Taboo: Stephen Rea talks The Crying Game

The Oscar-nominated actor reflects on the legacy of Neil Jordan’s notorious thriller

Nov 7, 2017
Feature

Andrei Tarkovsky: The Poet of Apocalypse

Discovering the mystical world of the greatest postwar Russian filmmaker

Nov 6, 2017
Feature

Canadian Head Trip

Michael Snow’s La Région Centrale is Canadian cinema’s ultimate psychedelic experience

Nov 5, 2017
Feature

Uncle Tom is dead — why won't his nephews and nieces disappear too?

Dalton Higgins scans for Black stereotypes in today's mediascape

Nov 4, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 38: How Horror Slayed the Competition in 2017

From Split to It, why audiences gave their money and their love to the horror genre this year

Nov 3, 2017
Interview

FUBAR’s “Fucking Free Beasts”

Mike Dowse discusses the lasting legacy of FUBAR and its second life on VICELAND

Nov 3, 2017
Interview

Ruben Östlund Wants to Provoke You

An interview with the writer-director behind Palme d’Or winner The Square

Nov 3, 2017
Short Read

What Makes a Black Movie Star?

Black Star curator Ashley Clark reflects on the roots of this ambitious retrospective

Nov 2, 2017
Interview

"They're not characters who say 'I love you,' so they call each other 'faggots'"

Writer-director Francis Lee on breaking through with God’s Own Country

Nov 1, 2017
Short Read

The Road to Moonlight

Cameron Bailey on a century of Black excellence on screen

Nov 1, 2017
Feature

The Sly and Savage Cinema of Ruben Östlund

The director of The Square has been pushing buttons from the beginning

Oct 31, 2017
Feature

The Black performers who shaped Nelson George's life

The Top Five producer picks his own top five

Oct 29, 2017
Video, Short Read, Podcast

The Year in Horror: 2017

Was 2017 "horrorshow" for horror shows?

Oct 28, 2017
Feature

Remembering Irish Filmmaker Simon Fitzmaurice

Making film as an affirmation of life

Oct 27, 2017
Interview

Agnès Varda Goes from Film Buff to Filmmaker

A conversation with the legendary director, whose new documentary Faces Places is playing now at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Oct 27, 2017
Short Read

It Came from the Booooooooooooooooooooooth

This October 31, let TIFF’s programming inspire a costume made for Film Twitter

Oct 27, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 37: Can Bad Data Kill a Film?

Running the numbers with FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey

Oct 27, 2017
Feature

"Put the Mask on... NOW!"

Julian Roffman’s 3D Canuxploitation classic is one hell of a trip

Oct 27, 2017
Interview

Cruel Stories of Youth

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

Oct 26, 2017
Feature

The Powerful Women of Stranger Things

In Barb we trust

Oct 26, 2017
Feature

That Toronto Love

Here’s what to expect from TIFF’s annual fundraising event Boombox, which showcases emerging artists and exciting performances on a packed dance floor

Oct 26, 2017
Feature

Castlemania

A Halloween homage to horror maestro William Castle, "The King of the Gimmicks"

Oct 26, 2017
Video, Short Read

A Part of Our Heritage

TIFF premieres a brand new Canadian Heritage Minute celebrating the history of Kensington Market

Oct 25, 2017
Feature

Johnnie To: Man on a Mission

David Bordwell breaks down the director's action-movie masterpiece

Oct 24, 2017
Feature

Window Shopping

Durga Chew-Bose writes on Hitchcock's classic, Rear Window, which will screen at TIFF for free October 25 for the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Oct 23, 2017
Video

“We could all be potential refugees”

Ai Weiwei discusses the refugee crisis with TIFF CEO Piers Handling

Oct 20, 2017
Video

“Where do you get your creepy ideas?”

Watch a Festival Q&A with Yorgos Lanthimos and the cast of The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Oct 20, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 36: How to Build the Year’s Best Soundtrack

Master of None's music supervisor on the songs that make the shows

Oct 19, 2017
Short Read

Johnnie To throws down at TIFF

Expect the unexpected when the Hong Kong action ace joins us at the Lightbox

Oct 19, 2017
Feature

Saved by Gord

Looking for a place to happen

Oct 18, 2017
Interview

Metallica, Star Wars, and Eric Rohmer: Alex Ross Perry talks Golden Exits

The indie writer-director discusses the diverse inspirations of his new film

Oct 18, 2017
Interview

“Indigenous existence is resistance”

The artists of 2167 discuss Indigenous Futurism, their impressions of VR, and why Canada 150 isn’t the milestone they’re interested in

Oct 18, 2017
Short Read

New York Groove: Alex Ross Perry's Golden Exits

The acclaimed NYC indie filmmaker introduces his new film at TIFF Cinematheque

Oct 17, 2017
Feature

Making Movies on Location

Director Richard Shepard curates The Review and explains how a case of professional jealousy led to him filming a love story in Japan with Elisabeth Moss

Oct 16, 2017
Interview

From an iPhone 5 to a 35mm camera

The Florida Project’s Sean Baker has access to more gear, but he isn’t done telling universal stories about marginalized people

Oct 16, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 35: Judy Greer on Becoming the Industry’s Most Prolific Character Actor

She's everything you like in everything you like

Oct 13, 2017
Feature

I Feel Love

BPM (Beats Per Minute) chronicles the AIDS epidemic with tenderness — and house music

Oct 13, 2017
Short Read

A Brief History of Soviet Sci-fi

Exploring the wild and woolly futuristic visions from behind the Iron Curtain

Oct 12, 2017
Feature

A Death Foretold: Time to Die

Scripted by Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel García Márquez, Arturo Ripstein’s feature debut is an absorbing revenge western with an ironic, literary twist

Oct 12, 2017
Interview

78/52: The Bates Motel, Janet Leigh’s body double, and a shower scene that changed cinema

Director Alexandre O. Philippe discusses the lasting influence of Hitchcock’s most famous murder scene

Oct 11, 2017
Interview

“Erik Matti is one of the greatest Filipino directors of all time”

ScreenAnarchy’s Todd Brown and CBC’s Romeo Candido discuss the hitman thriller On the Job

Oct 11, 2017
Short Read

Inside the secret cinema club of Reel Talk

TIFF’s longest-running programme is also its most mysterious

Oct 10, 2017
Interview

“Directing in pasties is interesting”

Katie Boland talks about the process of writing, directing, and starring in her first short film Lolz-Ita, opposite Sarah Gadon and Don McKellar

Oct 10, 2017
Video

“Canada is a cultural experiment that is working”

Filmmaker Clement Virgo describes his vision of Canadian culture

Oct 9, 2017
Feature

The Possibilities of Pleasure

In Filipino cinema, “wrongful” desire is a weapon against a repressive regime

Oct 7, 2017
Video, Short Read

10 Family Dinner Scenes to Distract You from Your Family Dinner

A time to give thanks for YouTube

Oct 6, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 34: Character Actors Directing Character Actors

How John Carroll Lynch came to direct Harry Dean Stanton's swan song

Oct 6, 2017
Feature

Beauty and the Beast and Jane Eyre are the Same Story

Vanessa Hodja breaks the conspiracy wide open for a special screening of Jean Cocteau's 1946 version of Beauty and the Beast, one of Guillermo del Toro's favourite films

Oct 6, 2017
Short Read

Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner Marks the Biggest Cinematic Event of 2017

In 2049, will Ryan Gosling dream of electric sheep?

Oct 5, 2017
Feature

Sharing Her Journey Since 1976

A history of TIFF’s Womanscene programme, which put the spotlight on female directors way back when

Oct 5, 2017
Interview

Painting Vincent

Loving Vincent animator Valerie Fulford gives us the inside scoop on the world’s first fully oil-painted film

Oct 5, 2017
Video

When Billie Beat Bobby

Plus a side helping of John McEnroe vs. Serena Williams in the extended TIFF '17 Q&A

Oct 3, 2017
Video

“Every Scene is a Trap”

Watch a scene breakdown of Hany Abu-Assad’s The Mountain Between Us

Oct 3, 2017
Short Read

Fighting Back

Modern Filipino cinema was born from resistance

Oct 2, 2017
Feature

By the Time We Get to Woodshock: A Brief, Selective History of Psychedelic Cinema

The Mulleavy sisters’ Kirsten Dunst–starring directorial debut joins a proud tradition of fantastic big-screen freak-outs

Oct 1, 2017
Interview

Elder Wisdom

A monumental interview with Canadian avant-garde giant Bruce Elder

Sep 30, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 33: Are the Oscars Losing Relevance?

The three seasons: Spring, Summer, and awards season

Sep 29, 2017
Interview

"There's no slut-shaming in Soviet film"

Guy Maddin on the bizarre beauties and progressive (sexual) politics of Soviet silent cinema

Sep 29, 2017
Feature

Postering Potemkin

Eisenstein's revolutionary classic has inspired generations of poster artists

Sep 28, 2017
Interview

Into the Woods: Alessandro Comodin's Dark Fairy Tale

The genre-bending Italian filmmaker discusses his fascinating second feature Happy Times Will Come Soon

Sep 27, 2017
Short Read

Overheard at TIFF '17

Chris Nolan, Priyanka Chopra, Drake, and more have words to say about Festival

Sep 26, 2017
Short Read

Even Directors Have to Eat

TIFF celebrates the filmmakers behind TIFF '17 with an annual Director's Dinner

Sep 26, 2017
Feature

Alias Grace Embodies Female Subjectivity

The CBC miniseries, created by Sarah Polley, is another stellar Atwood adaptation that reflects the past and present of women

Sep 26, 2017
News

Do the Revolution

Soviet silent film redefined the seventh art

Sep 26, 2017
Video, Interview, Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 32: Jim Carrey on Comedy, Characters and Existence

"They're all characters that I've played. Including Jim Carrey."

Sep 22, 2017
Short Read, Interview

In His Own Words: David Gordon Green

The director of TIFF ‘17 Official Selection Stronger discusses the intimidation factor in adapting someone else’s true-life story

Sep 22, 2017
Feature

Denis Villeneuve's High-Concept Cinema

The Blade Runner 2049 director is a big-picture filmmaker with an eye for detail

Sep 22, 2017
Feature

TIFF '17 in 3D (No Glasses Required)

Get up close and personal with the stars of TIFF '17

Sep 19, 2017
Feature

On the TIFF '17 Red Carpet

Hollywood descended upon the 6ix

Sep 18, 2017
Video, Interview

Kate Winslet x Idris Elba | Actor x Actor

Two Hollywood legends talk inspirations, craft, and first impressions

Sep 18, 2017
News

Announcing the TIFF '17 Award Winners

And the awards go to...

Sep 17, 2017
Short Read

"You don't project yourself into the future when you have a disease"

Quebec auteur Denis Côté talks about the inspiration for his new body building documentary Ta peau si lisse

Sep 17, 2017
Video

Glenn Close is at the peak of her power

Watch an in-depth conversation with the iconic actor on the TIFF Industry stage

Sep 14, 2017
Video

Welcome to Studio 9

Conversations direct from the official TIFF '17 interview suite

Sep 14, 2017
Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 7

Sep 14, 2017
Feature, News

Short Cuts: Making Every Second Count

The filmmakers behind the five longest and five briefest short-film selections at TIFF ’17 talk tight run times, tough decisions, and what ends up on the cutting room floor

Sep 14, 2017
Feature

The Future of Iranian Cinema

Three emerging Iranian filmmakers at TIFF ‘17 describe how they’re making their own cinema in their country’s image

Sep 13, 2017
Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 6

Alicia Vikander, Andrew Garfield, and the women of Alias Grace stop by

Sep 13, 2017
Interview

Wonder Woman: Truth, Justice, S&M, and the American Way

Director Angela Robinson on the dominance of DC's lasso-wielding hero

Sep 13, 2017
Short Read, Interview

Making a Genre Picture for No Money

The directors behind two of TIFF ’17’s most exciting genre pictures The Crescent and High Fantasy discuss making a big impact with few resources

Sep 12, 2017
Interview

“What’s this Michael Jackson doing in a mosque?”

An interview with Amr Salama, the director of the feel-good religious extremist comedy Sheikh Jackson

Sep 12, 2017
Video

TIFF '17 Press Conferences: Day 6

Sarah Gadon's Grace is courageous, inscrutable, and deranged

Sep 12, 2017
Video, Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 5

Guillermo del Toro returns home

Sep 12, 2017
Feature, Interview

2017’s Rising Stars

Nine emerging actors explain how they navigate their careers in a rapidly changing industry

Sep 11, 2017
Video

TIFF '17 Press Conferences: Day 5

Director's cinema led by Guillermo del Toro, Armando Iannucci, and Joe Wright

Sep 11, 2017
Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 4

The busiest day of Festival welcomed JLaw, Idris, and more

Sep 11, 2017
Short Read

Yours to Discover

We profile 10 international auteurs who got their start in TIFF’s Discovery programme, including Christopher Nolan, Steve McQueen, and Ingrid Veninger

Sep 11, 2017
Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 3

Can you resist Jake Gyllenhaal's smoulder?

Sep 10, 2017
Video

TIFF '17 Press Conferences: Day 4

Oscar hopefuls Darren Aronofsky, Jennifer Lawrence, and Benedict Cumberbatch make their TIFF pitstop

Sep 10, 2017
Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 2

Fall in love with Call Me By Your Name's leading men

Sep 9, 2017
Video

TIFF '17 Press Conferences: Day 3

True-life high drama from David Gordon Green and Aaron Sorkin

Sep 9, 2017
Short Read

TIFF '17 x Huawei Portrait Studio: Day 1

The cast of Borg/McEnroe serves up looks

Sep 8, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 30: How Sales Agents Became the Champions of Indie Film

Charlotte Mickie lifts the veil on just what it is they do - and how it affects a changing industry

Sep 8, 2017
Video

TIFF '17 Press Conferences: Day 2

Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet star in Luca Guadagnino's hot ticket, plus Lady Gaga

Sep 8, 2017
Interview

Empathy Without Sympathy

The writers and directors behind the Canadian TIFF ‘17 titles Never Steady, Never Still and Cardinals discuss their craft and how they built complex, layered performances with their legendary stars Shirley Henderson and Sheila McCarthy

Sep 8, 2017
Short Read

TIFF Bingo is back again to gamify your Festival

It's bingo, but with TIFF (and it's really, really competitive)

Sep 7, 2017
Video

TIFF '17 Press Conferences: Day 1

Game on, Shia

Sep 7, 2017
News

TIFF '17: 11 Days of Free

From Festival Street to TIFF Cinematheque: Here's what's free.

Sep 7, 2017
Interview

“You’re this super-polite liberal Canadian who says the most horrible shit ever”

Cadence Weapon interviews Alex Larsen, a.k.a. Torontonian battle rapper Kid Twist and the screenwriter of Bodied

Sep 7, 2017
Interview

The fine line between fiction and reality

Six TIFF ‘17 directors discuss where the boundaries between narrative filmmaking and documentary become blurred in their own artistic practice

Sep 7, 2017
Feature

TIFF Next Wave knows what’s up

The young programmers behind the Next Wave Committee recommend 12 killer coming-of-age films for TIFF '17

Sep 6, 2017
Feature

Canadian producer Erika Olde is making waves for women in Hollywood

The producer behind TIFF '17's Woman Walks Ahead talks about carving out a career by being unapologetically yourself

Sep 3, 2017
Feature

Judex, the Original Screen Superhero

Before Batman, Louis Feuillade's caped crusader battled villainy in pre-WWI Paris

Sep 2, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 29: What have we learned from Summer 2017?

Tom Brueggemann on where film goes from here

Sep 1, 2017
Interview

Memories of Midnight

Programmers Colin Geddes and Peter Kuplowsky discuss the brotherhood of Midnight Madness

Sep 1, 2017
Feature

Au revoir, Mr. Lewis

Artist, humanitarian, and monster, Jerry Lewis leaves behind a complicated body of work full of brilliance, bad taste, and innovation

Aug 29, 2017
Interview

How Do You Define Yourself?

Ann Marie Fleming fulfilled her dream of writing and animating feature films by telling stories about her family

Aug 28, 2017
Short Read

George R. R. Martin’s advice for those who know nothing (and for those who know a little something, too)

How you can tame your own creative dragons

Aug 25, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 28: Cameron Bailey on the Evolution of Film Festivals

How the festival fits in a digital world

Aug 25, 2017
Interview

A Lot Like Going on Tour

Luke Lalonde and Pavan Moondi discuss their anti-wedding movie Sundowners, and the destination shoot in Colombia that almost killed them

Aug 24, 2017
Feature

The Classy Kind of Dirty Movie

In the Realm of the Senses and the seedy history of the X-rated art-house film

Aug 24, 2017
Feature

Women in the director's chair at TIFF '17

The Future is Female-identified

Aug 23, 2017
News

Put the Festival in Your Pocket With the Official TIFF '17 App

Schedule, discover, and manage tickets to TIFF '17

Aug 22, 2017
Video

Every Single Trailer (So Far) for TIFF '17

Gotta watch 'em all

Aug 22, 2017
News

Guess Who's Coming to TIFF '17

The 6ix becomes a City of Stars

Aug 22, 2017
News

The final films and events of TIFF '17 are here

Helen Mirren, Javier Bardem, Angelina Jolie, Gael García Bernal, and so much more

Aug 22, 2017
Video

Watch the TIFF '17 mashup trailer and get excited

And this is only a taste...

Aug 22, 2017
Interview

Building an industry

The programmers behind TIFF ‘17’s Industry Conference detail how this year will get filmmakers more inspired, encouraged, and connected than ever

Aug 22, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 27: What Disney’s Netflix Breakup Means for Viewers

Indiewire's Anne Thompson on the streaming wars

Aug 18, 2017
Feature

There is no “male" or “female” when it comes to making a good movie

Filmmaker Omoni Oboli shares how she put Nigerian cinema on the map

Aug 18, 2017
Feature

Hou Hsiao-hsien and the Infinite Sadness

As our Olivier Assayas retrospective comes to a close, we spotlight one of the French director’s greatest influences

Aug 18, 2017
News

The TIFF '17 Industry Conference Lineup Features Trailblazers and Creative Luminaries

Some of the world's most brilliant creators and producers will be here in September

Aug 17, 2017
Feature

Inventing Africa: Casablanca and Pépé le Moko

Exploring the colonial fantasies of the surprisingly similar French and American classics

Aug 17, 2017
Feature

The Normalization of Kristen Stewart

Personal Shopper, her second collaboration with French filmmaker Olivier Assayas, realizes her layered potential to craft her best performance yet

Aug 17, 2017
Interview

Standing by the monster you created

Lady Macbeth star Florence Pugh on her controversial breakthrough performance

Aug 16, 2017
Interview

The Rise of Cinematic TV

Primetime programmer Michael Lerman unveils his slate of episodic content, destined for big and small screens at TIFF '17

Aug 15, 2017
News

TIFF '17 expands its slate with a slew of new Festival films

Masters, Contemporary World Cinema, Wavelengths, and more Gala and Special Presentations films announced

Aug 15, 2017
Feature

Toronto Plays Itself

Canadian filmmaker Kazik Radwanski, whose new short film Scaffold premieres at TIFF '17, curates his favourite city films

Aug 15, 2017
Interview

“I Like the Scar Better than the Wound”

TIFF '17 filmmakers Connor Jessup and Hirokazu Kore-eda discuss the messy business of filmmaking

Aug 15, 2017
Video

Jessica Chastain: "Talking about diversity is not a courageous thing"

Hear an in-depth Q&A from the actor who will appear in Woman Walks Ahead and *Molly's Game" at TIFF '17

Aug 15, 2017
Feature

Filmmaking in Between Cultures

Lina Rodriguez describes how she makes movies between Toronto and Colombia, as well as the past, present, and future

Aug 14, 2017
Short Read

The Trip from A to Z

A glossary for the Michael Winterbottom trilogy that’s seen our heroes eat their way across Europe

Aug 13, 2017
Feature

Does hard-hitting cinema need hard-sell tactics?

Indie pioneer Ida Lupino tackled some of the most pressing social issues of the day — but you wouldn't guess it from the posters for her films

Aug 13, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 26: Karina Longworth on the woman who changed film forever

A podcasting master on a filmmaking legend

Aug 11, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 24: The Biggest Challenges Facing Emerging Filmmakers

How does the next generation get their films made?

Aug 10, 2017
Feature

Walt Disney's Silent Inspirations

Before the House of Mouse cornered the market in filmic fairy tales, the silent screen was full of fantasy

Aug 10, 2017
Interview

The Most Expensive Psychoanalysis You Could Get

Quebec cinema pioneer Denys Arcand discusses his long life in cinema

Aug 9, 2017
Short Read

Denis Côté's advice to young filmmakers

Get out of your basement, basically

Aug 9, 2017
Feature

Continuity Errors: An Appreciation

Filmmaker Daniel Cockburn, whose short film The Argument plays TIFF '17, explains why the mistakes in movies are his favourite part

Aug 9, 2017
Feature

Cory Bowles Hears Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song

The director behind TIFF '17's Black Cop was inspired by Melvin Van Peebles' "by-any-means" filmmaking

Aug 9, 2017
Feature

What You Wear to Make a Movie

Chandler Levack, writer/director of the TIFF '17 short We Forgot to Break Up, shares her obsession with filmmaker's wardrobes

Aug 9, 2017
Feature

Rejection is How You Become a Filmmaker

Molly McGlynn describes the long hard road taken to get her first feature, Mary Goes Round, to TIFF '17

Aug 9, 2017
Interview

Nova Scotia’s Swiss Army Knife Filmmakers

Werewolf producer Nelson MacDonald interviews the emerging crop of exciting auteurs across Nova Scotia, many of whom are playing TIFF ‘17

Aug 9, 2017
News

The Changing Face of Canadian Features

Canadian programmers Magali Simard and Steve Gravestock discuss their robust lineup of emerging and seasoned filmmakers playing TIFF ‘17

Aug 9, 2017
News

TIFF '17's Short Cuts: Big Films in Small Packages

Legendary musicians, a president, fashion royalty, and so much more

Aug 9, 2017
Interview

Illeana Loves Ida

Illeana Douglas, the host of TCM’s Trailblazing Women, says that Ida Lupino’s career as a director in 1950s Hollywood illustrates how history repeats itself

Aug 8, 2017
Video

Pushing Keanu Reeves to the limit

Running, surfing, and skydiving in Point Break

Aug 4, 2017
Video

Shit-kicker Heaven: Celebrating Kathryn Bigelow’s dark, twisted vampire western

Jesse Wente on Near Dark, "the greatest modern vampire movie"

Aug 3, 2017
News

Visionary works headline TIFF '17's Platform slate

Directors' cinema now

Aug 3, 2017
Interview

How May ’68 Changed the World

Olivier Assayas remembers the upheaval that “changed the way we lived”

Aug 3, 2017
Short Read

Make The Room Great Again

James Franco's The Disaster Artist is heading to Midnight Madness

Aug 1, 2017
Short Read

Morgan Spurlock on the horror films that warped his mind

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

Aug 1, 2017
Feature

That Time Nicolas Cage Ruined My Life

And what happens when the internet, nor Anderson Cooper, will never let you live it down

Aug 1, 2017
Feature

The Crime-Movie Mastery of Ida Lupino

Toronto filmmaker Simon Ennis on the risk-taking greatness of the remarkable actor-director

Aug 1, 2017
Interview

The Solitary Journey of the Short Filmmaker

An interview with TIFF Short Cuts Programmer Danis Goulet

Aug 1, 2017
News

TIFF Docs features stories of boundary breakers in 2017

Legendary musicians, a president, fashion royalty, and so much more

Aug 1, 2017
News

The Method Behind Midnight Madness

Peter Kuplowsky, the new programmer of Midnight Madness, tells us what to expect from TIFF '17's deadliest lineup

Aug 1, 2017
Interview

Beyond the Square

Ivan Herrera, winner of last year’s Jury’s Choice Award at the TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival, discusses the medium’s infinite potential with music video director Nabil

Jul 31, 2017
Short Read

The Day I Had Tea with Jeanne Moreau

TIFF CEO Piers Handling remembers his meeting with the legendary star

Jul 31, 2017
Short Read

Silent Fantasies

Long before Harry Potter or Peter Jackson’s Tolkien trilogy, silent cinema was a fount of fantasy

Jul 31, 2017
Feature

Ida Lupino, Filmmaker

Hard, fast, and beautiful on screen, the 1940s leading lady was even more formidable behind the camera

Jul 31, 2017
Feature

Deepa Mehta Shares Her Journey in Film (Death Threats Included)

The acclaimed filmmaker details why women must make films and live life on their own terms

Jul 30, 2017
Video

Meet Carol Nguyen

The 19-year-old wunderkind has won Jump Cuts three times

Jul 27, 2017
Feature

What makes an Auteur Rock Doc?

How feature filmmakers bring visual punch to music documentaries

Jul 26, 2017
News

The Toronto International Film Festival unveils first slate of films for 2017

14 Galas and 33 Special Presentations kick off TIFF '17

Jul 25, 2017
Video

A Mandate to Change

Jennifer Baichwal on the film industry's gender imbalance

Jul 25, 2017
Interview

Hauling Gear with Win and Régine

Montreal artist Vincent Morisset on his decade-long collaboration with Arcade Fire

Jul 24, 2017
Feature

Can't Stop the Franco

The King of All Media headlines this month's edition of Reel Reads

Jul 24, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 23: Is There Room for Censorship in Modern Film?

Two Indian filmmakers tell their story

Jul 21, 2017
Feature, Interview

“Everyone’s Had An Existential Crisis”

Writer/director David Lowery on his haunting new film, A Ghost Story

Jul 21, 2017
Short Read

Did Strange Days predict the future of Virtual Reality?

The Verge's Adi Robertson weighs in

Jul 20, 2017
Video

From “so polite” to burning effigies: Why making a film in Canada is a political act

Igniting social change on screen

Jul 19, 2017
Feature

Who Says Female Characters Have to Be Likeable?

Canadian actor/writer/producer Sarah Kolasky on the making of her first feature, Great Great Great

Jul 17, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 22: Has Game of Thrones Transcended Television?

All men (and TV shows) must die

Jul 14, 2017
Interview

Albert Serra's Fassbinder Touch

An interview with the enfant terrible of experimental cinema

Jul 13, 2017
Short Read

Kathryn Bigelow's Histories of Violence

The Academy Award-winning director has been pushing buttons from her very beginnings

Jul 12, 2017
Video

Panic and Violence: Olivier Assayas’ Paris

How the director’s darkest experience impacted his work

Jul 11, 2017
Feature

Three Faces of the French Tough Guy

Jean Gabin, Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo defined Gallic crime cinema

Jul 11, 2017
Short Read

Guy Ritchie can't find a Middle Eastern actor who can sing and dance

Apparently it's really, really difficult

Jul 8, 2017
Video

Lilly Singh's Lessons from a Bawse

Lesson One: Get Uncomfortable

Jul 7, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 21: How to get a script made in 2017

Become this century's Orson Welles

Jul 7, 2017
Feature

Seeing Stars

Can modern movie posters be cured of Floating Head Syndrome?

Jul 6, 2017
Feature

She's Lost Control: demonlover's New Media Prophecy

Olivier Assayas' techno-thriller eerily predicted the shape of media (and capitalism) to come

Jul 5, 2017
Feature, Interview

The Highs and Lows of Writing and Directing Your Own Work

This year's TIFF Studio participants curate The Review and share their feelings on writing, directing, and how to fix the Canadian film industry

Jul 4, 2017
Feature

From Clueless to Cold Water: An Indian Cinephile's Teen-Movie Odyssey

"Teen movies [were] a storehouse of cultural knowledge that helped initiate me into my new, adopted society"

Jul 4, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 20: Star Wars: Is there room for risk in the Empire?

I've got a mixed feeling about this

Jun 30, 2017
Short Read

"This is An American in Paris on wheels and crack smoke"

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver is an adrenaline rush with the bravado of a Gene Kelly musical

Jun 30, 2017
Video

The Signature Moves of Jean-Pierre Melville

Your three-step guide to becoming a master of crime cinema

Jun 28, 2017
Video

Colm Tóibín: "This part was filled for me, that I had left empty"

The Brooklyn author's favourite scene is the one he didn't write

Jun 28, 2017
Feature

Bong Joon Ho: You Got to Move

The visionary director of Okja puts the "motion" in motion pictures

Jun 28, 2017
Video

Deepa Mehta: "Being an immigrant in Canada means displacement"

Making a masterful Canadian film about life in India

Jun 27, 2017
Feature

Wonder Women

From Precious to Princess Diana, our summer reading slate salutes film femmes who rise above

Jun 27, 2017
Feature

The Uniform of the Male Gangster

The clothes make the wise guy

Jun 26, 2017
Video

"Don't audition for this if you're a wuss"

Watch the director and star of The Bad Batch tell the story behind this summer's best (and only) post-apocalyptic cannibal love story

Jun 26, 2017
Short Read

The Risky Business of Patty Jenkins

How the director of an Oscar-winning indie became Hollywood's apparent "gamble"

Jun 26, 2017
Short Read

Ice-Cold Angels

Jean-Pierre Melville’s existential tough-guy thrillers forged the link between Classical Hollywood and the French New Wave

Jun 26, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 19: How The New York Times ranked a century of cinema

The NYT's chief film critic A.O. Scott breaks it down

Jun 23, 2017
Short Read

Prepare to be Babashook

The Babadook comes out of the closet to slay

Jun 23, 2017
Short Read

Olivier Assayas Playlist: Pre-punk to post-punk, Paris to Timbuktu

A comprehensive if not-quite-complete guide to the filmmaker's sound world

Jun 22, 2017
Interview

Awkward Dinner Parties in the Age of Trump

Mike White, screenwriter of Beatriz at Dinner, describes why his latest film was nearly impossible to get made

Jun 22, 2017
Feature

Olivier Assayas: "Aren’t most films less than what has been lived, truly lived, while they were being made?"

The French auteur remembers a moment of revelation from the shooting of his breakthrough film

Jun 21, 2017
Feature

Olivier Assayas: At the Speed of Life

With the Kristen Stewart–starring Personal Shopper, the brilliant French auteur has reached a new level of international acclaim

Jun 20, 2017
Feature

Vampire Diary

A filmmaker’s 20-year obsession with Olivier Assayas’ Irma Vep

Jun 20, 2017
Short Read

Raised on MuchMusic

Shad curates The Review and remembers the station that shaped his adolescence

Jun 18, 2017
Short Read

Bong Joon Ho: "I cause a stir everywhere I go"

Bong Joon Ho is one of South Korea’s most popular directors, but his new film Okja is shut out of 93% of the country’s movie theatres

Jun 16, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 18: Why Edgar Wright Chose Originality Over IP

The Baby Driver director thought he was going to "director jail" after Ant-Man

Jun 16, 2017
Feature

The Strange Saga of Billy Jack

How indie maverick Tom Laughlin changed Hollywood and created a ’70s pop-culture icon

Jun 14, 2017
Interview

Phyllis Nagy: “Being gay is Tom Ripley’s kryptonite”

The Carol screenwriter talks Patricia Highsmith, homosexuality, and how the movies keep getting Ripley wrong

Jun 14, 2017
Interview

Seven Angry Filmmakers

A group of Canadian directors discuss the challenges of making films in an age of political upheaval

Jun 12, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 17: What Happened to Summer Blockbusters?

Franchise fatigue sets in

Jun 9, 2017
Feature

A Community of Rebels

Filmmaker Sílvia das Fadas chases the “fugitive dream” of resistance

Jun 7, 2017
Feature

A Town of Abandoned Movie Theatres

Eric Hatch explains how Baltimore's film scene keeps evolving, past John Waters and The Wire

Jun 5, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 16: What Hollywood Could Learn from Telugu Cinema

Tollywood's coming for us all

Jun 2, 2017
Interview

"A Radical Movie for Disney": Mira Nair talks Queen of Katwe

The director on how she made a movie with an all-African cast — including her former intern, Lupita Nyong’o

Jun 2, 2017
Feature

The Dead Ends of the Romanian New Wave

For the country’s three top filmmakers, there’s no exit

Jun 1, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 15: Has Prestige TV Become Boring?

And what does "cinematic" mean when applied to television, anyway?

May 26, 2017
Feature

The Endless Indignity Of I, Daniel Blake

Ken Loach’s “final” film reprises the systemic housing crisis of Cathy Come Home

May 25, 2017
Feature

Can-Lit Heats Up

How many Canadian authors does it take to recommend your summer reads and summer movies? We got 12.

May 23, 2017
Video, Interview, Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 14: The Ingredients to Good Food On Screen

Chef Matty Matheson remains dead set on life

May 19, 2017
Short Read

Kelly Reichardt Was My Film Professor

Director Miles Joris-Peyrafitte shares how his teacher shaped his career, from watching Wendy & Lucy at age 16 to his Sundance premiere at age 23

May 18, 2017
Feature

From the Vault: An unexpected cause célèbre

How Patricia Rozema’s Cannes debut signalled the Toronto New Wave

May 18, 2017
Interview

The Most Remarkable Performance of the Year is Lily Gladstone’s

The emerging Indigenous actor talks to Jesse Wente about performing in Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women opposite Kristen Stewart

May 18, 2017

Hearth, Home and Horror

David Lynch’s idyllic childhood birthed dreams of dark and troubling things

May 18, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 13: What the Cannes Lineup Says About the Future of Film

No Hollywood, some Netflix, and an uncertain future

May 12, 2017
Interview

Buster’s Mal Heart shows the emotional extremes of Rami Malek

Director Sarah Adina Smith discusses her intense collaboration with her actor and her new feature’s timely vision of the American Dream

May 12, 2017
Feature

The New Narrative of Music Videos

How the next generation of Canadian auteurs found themselves through an old medium

May 9, 2017
Feature

When a Great Film is like a Diner

Chef Matty Matheson curates The Review and shares his feelings on film, food, and Forrest Gump

May 8, 2017
Feature

Ladies of Burlesque brings peelers to Peaks

The brassy film/live performance series offers a tantalizing take on Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me

May 7, 2017
Feature

Woke Up Screaming: The Get Out Roundtable

Musicians, comedians, film programmers and writers discuss Jordan Peele's smash-hit "social thriller"

May 5, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 12: Debunking the Myth that Black Films Don't Travel

Tre'vell Anderson would like you to look at some receipts

May 5, 2017
Short Read

May the 4th is not Star Wars Day

The joke is bad and you should feel bad

May 3, 2017
Interview

Richard Kerr's Cinematic Beacons

A look at TIFF's current exhibition Postindustrial and Richard Kerr's ruminations on his filmmaking and artistic practices

May 2, 2017
Interview

Capturing Space in Film and Making Space for Female Filmmakers

TIFF Next Wave’s Chloe Bhumgara interviews local Toronto filmmaker Sofia Bohdanowicz, whose new film Maison du Bonheur opens at Hot Docs this week

May 1, 2017
Short Read

The Cult (Gems) of Demme

From Caged Heat and “Gidget Goes to Hell” to Cousin Bobby and Storefront Hitchcock, the director’s most obscure work is among his most inspired

Apr 29, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 11: 96% of Hollywood Writers Have Voted to Strike. Now What?

Will they or won't they? And what will you watch if they do?

Apr 28, 2017
Feature

Documentary filmmaking became Jonathan Demme’s oxygen

TIFF programmer Thom Powers tells the stories behind the late filmmaker’s most celebrated docs

Apr 27, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 10: Remembering Jonathan Demme

Talking to one of cinema's most unique and varied voices

Apr 26, 2017
News

Celebrating Jonathan Demme, eclectically brilliant Academy Award winner

Remembering a cinematic master

Apr 26, 2017
Feature

Weaves Plans Your Spring Reading, Watching, and Listening List

Our favourite Toronto indie rock band curates The Review and has all the feelings

Apr 26, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 9: How ESPN Grew Into an Oscar Winning Film Studio

Field to screen

Apr 21, 2017
Feature

The Town Jane Jacobs Built

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City cements the urban-planning advocate’s legacy as a hero for Toronto and beyond

Apr 21, 2017
Feature

Reel Reads: Accentuate the Positif

The other great French film magazine gets the history it deserves in this round-up of the best film and film-related books on the shelves of TIFF Shop

Apr 20, 2017
Short Read, Interview

Room 213 is a Really Scary Swedish Horror Movie for Tweens

We spoke to the film’s director Emelie Lindblom about making spooky films for young audiences

Apr 18, 2017
Feature

How 10 Legendary Canadian Filmmakers Reached Their Someday

Celebrating local celluoid heroes, from their humble beginnings to historic careers

Apr 18, 2017
Feature

The Man Who Would Be Dolemite

Exploring the wonders of the Rudy Ray Moore Cinematic Universe

Apr 17, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 8: Breaking Down Hollywood Sexism by the Numbers

Professors Stacy Smith and Katherine Pieper lay out the harsh realities of Hollywood sexism

Apr 14, 2017
Interview

Lines on Paper

Georgia Webber talks to Dash Shaw about his first animated feature, My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Apr 13, 2017
Interview

The Chance to Be Called “Dickbrain” by the Writer You Most Admire

David Lipsky talks about David Foster Wallace and The End of the Tour

Apr 13, 2017
Interview

The TIFF Kids '17 Filmmaker Lightning Round

The directors behind Jeffrey and Little Wing explain how they made their movies

Apr 12, 2017
Video

#Bawse Meets Boss

Watch Cameron Bailey and YouTube star Lilly Singh in an exclusive interview

Apr 12, 2017
Feature

Landscapes of Resistance: Jeff Reichert & Farihah Zaman

"In this day and age, does aggressively staying small represent an act of resistance?"

Apr 10, 2017
Feature

Movies are Time Machines

Elan Mastai curates The Review and explains why every filmmaker wants to change the past

Apr 10, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 7: What "The Jon Stewart of Egypt" Tells us About Satire in the Age of Trump

“Satire becomes more valuable the more repressed people feel.”

Apr 7, 2017
Feature

20 Years of the TIFF Kids Festival

Programmers share the story behind TIFF’s premier event for children

Apr 7, 2017
Short Read

TIFF Kids Q&A: Ask Liz

TIFF Kids’ director and lead programmer offers advice on some of the many smart things to see at this year’s festival

Apr 6, 2017
Feature

Death Wish

How novelist, filmmaker and right-wing revolutionary Yukio Mishima sought to transform his life into a beautiful (and fatal) work of art

Apr 6, 2017
Feature

Landscapes of Resistance: Nicholas de Pencier

"It’s human to resist the unravelling of our brief mortal coil, and so I feel it’s natural to be in awe of the landscape that resists time itself"

Apr 5, 2017
Feature

“Suddenly My House Became a Tree of Sores”

The dark art of David Lynch began in his paintings

Apr 5, 2017
Feature

Soul Men

Revisiting Paul Schrader’s transcendental trio of Bresson, Ozu and Dreyer

Apr 3, 2017
Feature

Outside the Box: Vertical Features

A new series that spotlights the grassroots film programmes (and programmers) bringing cinema to our city

Apr 2, 2017
Feature

A Little Black Dress and Pearls

Audrey Hepburn's Holly Golightly is one of the rare pieces of pop that changed culture

Mar 31, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 6: Animated Films Must Evolve to Stay Relevant

The director and producer of The Boss Baby look to the future of animation

Mar 31, 2017
Interview

“Obituaries are documentaries in print”

An interview with director Vanessa Gould about Obit, her new doc chronicling the work of five New York Times obituary writers

Mar 31, 2017
Feature

Deep Cuts: "Moon River"

From Breakfast at Tiffany's to Bad Education, Michael Stipe and Morrissey to Nelson Muntz, we trace the long history of the croon-tastic classic

Mar 28, 2017
Feature

"For 150 years, people have been told lies about Canada's history"

At 84, documentarian Alanis Obomsawin is still uncovering truths about Indigenous rights

Mar 27, 2017
Feature

First Blood, Last Laugh

Canadian director Ted Kotcheff emerges from the shadow of Rambo

Mar 26, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 5: How IMDB Demystified the Film Industry

An interview with the founder and CEO of the Internet Movie Database, Col Needham

Mar 24, 2017
Feature

In Almodóvar’s world, everyone’s queer

Bruce LaBruce on how the Spanish auteur finds the universal in the extreme

Mar 23, 2017
Interview

“They’re absolutely at home in the world, which means they don’t fit anywhere in it”

NYC artist Sam Lewitt on Straub-Huillet, the art world, and the politics of vision

Mar 22, 2017
Interview

“Going Back There and Doing All That Again”

Never Eat Alone director Sofia Bohdanowicz and her stars Joan Benac and Deragh Campbell discuss the fine line between fiction and documentary

Mar 22, 2017
Feature

Landscapes of Resistance: Mike Hoolboom

"Is there any landscape more perfect, more recognizable, more mysterious, than a face?"

Mar 17, 2017
Feature

Landscapes of Resistance

A new series of visual essays from filmmakers and artists exploring sites of struggle, revolt and revolution in a troubled modern world

Mar 17, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 4: Why Get Out Is the Future of Genre Film

The lower the budget, the easier it is to take creative risks

Mar 17, 2017
Feature

What Can Straight White Guys Do to Help Women in Film?

The female filmmakers of the Canadian Screen Awards share some constructive advice

Mar 14, 2017
Feature

Pedro Almodóvar’s posters are as sumptuous as his films

For many, Juan Gatti’s designs were an introduction to the Spanish auteur

Mar 10, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 3: Why is Martin Scorsese Too Risky for a Major Studio?

And what does this mean for the future of distribution?

Mar 10, 2017
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”

Mar 9, 2017
Short Read

Change Makers

In honour of 2017's International Women's Day theme, #BeBoldForChange, today we’re celebrating some of the inspiring voices who are helping to forge a better working world for everyone

Mar 8, 2017
Feature

Modern Muses: Nadia Litz Interviews Pamela Anderson

The director and star of The People Garden talk feminism, Federico Fellini, art, and the betrayal of rock star boyfriends

Mar 8, 2017
Feature

Picking up the Pieces

The music director of the celebrated Against the Grain Theatre opera company considers Schoenberg, Straub-Huillet, and the dangers of "difficulty"

Mar 8, 2017
Feature

Deep Cuts: "In Heaven"

From Devo and the Pixies to Bauhaus and Modest Mouse, we trace the 40-year odyssey of the immortally creepy music number from David Lynch's Eraserhead

Mar 7, 2017
Feature

Reel Reads: Vallée Girls

Find the truth behind Big Little Lies in our round-up of the best film and film-related books on the TIFF shelves

Mar 6, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 2: The Science To A Successful Screenplay

Franklin Leonard, founder of The Black List, will make you want to immediately quit your job to become a screenwriter. Sorry.

Mar 3, 2017
Feature, Interview

Before I Fall turns Mean Girls into Human Beings

Director Ry Russo-Young and star Zoey Deutch talk double standards in Hollywood, and how they backed each other up to make the best teen movie of the year

Mar 3, 2017
Podcast

Planets of Sound

Composer and music scholar Erik Ulman offers an invaluable primer on Straub-Huillet

Mar 3, 2017
Feature

“The Gates are Not Open”

For James Baldwin, Fritz Lang’s lovers-on-the-run noir was a vision of American society as prison

Mar 1, 2017
Feature

Oscar-Nominated Cinematographer James Laxton on how Moonlight Changed His Life

Hear him on empathy, working with Barry Jenkins, and his favourite Almodóvar film

Feb 27, 2017
Feature

"The Wind in the Trees"

The poetic precision of Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet

Feb 27, 2017
Feature

Ice Cream and Fury

For James Baldwin, Sylvia Sidney was "the only American film actress who reminded me of reality"

Feb 27, 2017
Podcast

TIFF Long Take - Ep. 1: How to Hack Your Oscar Pool

FiveThirtyEight's Walt Hickey will use his numbers to destroy your friends and coworkers

Feb 24, 2017
Feature

"Frog-Eyes" and "the Disaster of the Lips"

James Baldwin finds his onscreen image — in Bette Davis

Feb 24, 2017
Feature

Now Reconciled

Nearly 50 years later, the director of a landmark First Nations film gets his rightful recognition

Feb 24, 2017
List

From TIFF to the Oscars 2017

Explore some of our favourite Oscars-related content from 2016

Feb 23, 2017
Interview

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Female writers, performers, and film scholars discuss the legacy of Anna Magnani and the fine art of “giving no fucks”

Feb 23, 2017
Short Read

All About Almodóvar

The Spanish master teaches us the laws of desire

Feb 23, 2017
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
Interview

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
Video

“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
Interview

The Power of Play

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

Feb 15, 2017
List

Matters of the Heart

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

Feb 13, 2017
Interview

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
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
Short Read

“His Films Opened a Window to the Deep Blue”

Discovery’s Ziya Tong remembers her friend Rob Stewart

Feb 10, 2017
Interview

“A Revolution of the Mind”

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

Feb 9, 2017
Feature

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
Feature

Chasing the Dragon

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

Feb 6, 2017
Feature

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
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
Video

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
Feature, List

Geoff Pevere on the Sequences in Cinema That Haunt His Dreams

Sigmund Freud goes to the movies

Jan 30, 2017
Short Read

“C’est belle, la vie”

Remembering the exquisite Emmanuelle Riva (1927–2017)

Jan 30, 2017
Feature

Master of Light: Raoul Coutard, 1924–2016

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

Jan 30, 2017
Interview

Funnel Vision

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

Jan 27, 2017
Feature

All Hail "La Lupa"

Celebrating the fire, ferocity and fabulousness of Anna Magnani

Jan 26, 2017
Feature

Truth and Power

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

Jan 26, 2017
Feature

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

#LetsTalk, you’re not alone

Jan 25, 2017
Feature

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

It will also fill you with joy until you burst

Jan 24, 2017
News

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
Feature

Xavier Dolan’s ‘90s-Nostalgic Soundtrack

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

Jan 20, 2017
Interview

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
Interview

Video Flow: Director X

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

Jan 19, 2017
Interview

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
Podcast

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
Video

#SeeTheNorth While You Eat: Lunchtime Shorts

Catch a brilliant Canadian film. Chow down.

Jan 13, 2017
Feature

Maliglutit Remakes the Western in its Own Image

When killing and retribution are not in vain

Jan 13, 2017
Interview

The Werewolves and The Destroyers

A conversation between Canadian filmmakers Ashley McKenzie and Kevan Funk

Jan 13, 2017
News

DigiPlayspace 2017 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
Feature

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
Interview

TIFF '17'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
Interview

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
Feature

Remembering Bill Marshall

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

Jan 2, 2017
News

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

Without Bill, there would be no TIFF

Jan 1, 2017
Feature

The Year in Videos: 2016

See and hear the most powerful moments from this year

Dec 23, 2016
Feature

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
Feature

The Year in Quotes: 2016

They said it

Dec 21, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16: A Year in Photos

Looking back at the #InfiniteViews of TIFF in 2016

Dec 21, 2016
Short Read

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

When Toronto became a ramen town

Dec 19, 2016
Feature

2016's Need for Female Film Critics

Challenging the canon starts here

Dec 16, 2016
Feature

Post Mortem: Pablo Larraín's Chile Trilogy

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

Dec 13, 2016
Feature

Distances, Hesitations, Intimacies

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

Dec 8, 2016
News

2016's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Celebrates Homegrown Talent

See the north

Dec 7, 2016
Video

#SeeTheNorth: Canada's Top Ten Film Festival '16 is here!

Come out and see the best of Canadian cinema

Dec 6, 2016
Interview

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
Feature

Atom Egoyan is Obsessed with Celluloid

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

Dec 5, 2016
Feature

Isabelle Huppert’s Unmarried Woman

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

Dec 1, 2016
Interview

Guy Maddin’s Affair with Douglas Sirk

Every movie is about killing your parents

Dec 1, 2016
Short Read

Ben Wheatley Receives a Book

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

Nov 30, 2016
Feature

Manchester by the Sea’s Bruising Masculinity

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

Nov 29, 2016
Interview

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
Podcast

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
Short Read, Interview

Julie Dash on Daughters of the Dust

From the LA Rebellion to the Beyhvive

Nov 24, 2016
Video, Short Read

Technicolor Yarns

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

Nov 23, 2016
Feature

Fassbinder: A Guide for the Perplexed

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

Nov 22, 2016
Feature

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
Podcast

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
Interview

Moonlight Changes Everything

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

Nov 14, 2016
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
Feature

Lest We Forget: Films for Remembrance Day

The World Wars on screen

Nov 11, 2016
Interview

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
News, Short Read

Telefilm Commits to Gender Parity in Canadian Film

Let’s make some movies

Nov 11, 2016
Short Read

20 Things About Star Trek You Might've Missed

Test your Vulcan-like knowledge

Nov 8, 2016
Short Read

Piers Handling Remembers Andrzej Wajda

"All his films vibrated with energy"

Nov 7, 2016
Feature

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

TIFF Senior Programmer James Quandt is not sorry

Nov 4, 2016
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
Interview

Park Chan-wook On The Handmaiden’s Changing Perspectives

Talking to the Korean master filmmaker about being open to collaboration

Nov 1, 2016
Interview

Knocked Up

Prevenge triple threat Alice Lowe redefines pregnancy as a horrorshow

Oct 31, 2016
Feature

Eat Your Heart Out

The Quest for Virtue in Julia Ducournau’s Raw

Oct 31, 2016
Short Read

The Wes Craven Chain

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

Oct 31, 2016
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
Short Read

TIFF's Halloween Costume Ideas For Film Lovers

Let our fall programming be your guide

Oct 28, 2016
Short Read

TIFF's Movie Musicals Bracket

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

Oct 27, 2016
Feature

Nothing Left to Lose

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

Oct 26, 2016
Interview

The Gilmore Guys Take Toronto

Where they podcast, you will follow

Oct 25, 2016
Short Read, Interview

Fire at Sea Centers The Refugee Crisis In Quiet Observation

“Walls never resist history”

Oct 21, 2016
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
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
Feature

Christine Plays The Action, All The Way To The End

Discussing the performance and tragedy of Antonio Campos' new film

Oct 14, 2016
Short Read

TIFF Selects 150 Essential Works In Canadian Cinema History

From Feist’s “1, 2, 3, 4” to Wojeck, a part of our heritage

Oct 13, 2016
Interview

The Stairs is the Most Empathetic Toronto Film Ever Made

Director Hugh Gibson explains how he brought the communities of Regent Park and TIFF together

Oct 12, 2016
Feature

How The Wrath Of Khan Rescued Star Trek From Oblivion

And helped it live long and prosper, too

Oct 11, 2016
Digital Digest

Wrath Of Khan's Nicholas Meyer Fears Science-Fiction's "Eye-Candy Syndrome"

"In art — and in film — sometimes less is more"

Oct 10, 2016
Interview

Amy Heckerling Explains Clueless’ Iconic Style

Do you prefer “fashion victim” or “ensemble-y challenged?’

Oct 7, 2016
Video, Interview, Podcast

"It Just Had That Feeling Of A Real Heist"

Matt Johnson and the filmmakers behind Operation Avalanche made the film by infiltrating NASA for real

Sep 30, 2016
Short Read

Primer: Blood Simple

Everything you ever wanted to know about the Coen brothers' film, but were afraid to ask

Sep 29, 2016
Interview

Jill Soloway Conjures The Goddess

The creator of Transparent speaks on how personal truth in filmmaking can topple the patriarchy

Sep 29, 2016
Short Read

TIFF Election Year Special

A cinematic deep dive into American madness

Sep 26, 2016
Digital Digest

Freida Pinto Believes in Women Filmmakers

"My strategy is not to go on to too many panels. My strategy is to just do it."

Sep 25, 2016
Feature

Canadian Filmmakers on the Elements of Filmmaking. And the Elements.

Making a film in Canada requires talent, hard work, and a warm coat

Sep 23, 2016
Feature

Imitations of Life: The Films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder

An extensive retrospective, beginning in late October at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Sep 21, 2016
Feature

All That Heaven Allows: Fassbinder's Favourite Films

Starting this November at TIFF Bell Lightbox

Sep 21, 2016
Feature

50 Years of Star Trek

Fan Log – Stardate 70154.9

Sep 21, 2016
Short Read

The Fifth Quadrant: Sci-fi Cinema After Star Trek

Explore the film universe post-Trek

Sep 21, 2016
List

The Review... In Review

Everything you wanted to know about TIFF 16 but were afraid to ask

Sep 21, 2016
News

Announcing the TIFF '16 Award Winners

And the winners are...

Sep 18, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 10: The Programme Associate

For her diary, Kiva Reardon writes a love letter to the beautiful insanity of TIFF and the co-workers who got her through it

Sep 18, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Red Carpet Gallery

#InfiniteViews

Sep 17, 2016
Feature

Watch Three Short Films From The Axe Collective

Filmmakers Tabi Bonney, Shema Jones and Francisco Cabrera find their voice during TIFF '16

Sep 17, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 9: The Member

On her day at TIFF, Anna Swanson stands next to Atom Egoyan at the Member’s box office, ugly cries in Lion and catches two Rooney Mara movies

Sep 17, 2016
Feature

More TIFF '16 Festival Onstage Moments

Moments of truth on the Festival stage

Sep 16, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Nine

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 16, 2016
Interview, Podcast

I Am Not Your Negro And The Impact Of James Baldwin

Listen to a podcast between director Raoul Peck and Pure Nonfiction’s Thom Powers

Sep 16, 2016
Short Read

Handsome Devil’s Gay-Straight Alliance

A survey of how gay and straight friendships between men play out in cinema

Sep 16, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 8: The Editor

On her day of the Festival, Chandler Levack does karaoke with Sebastian Grainger, cries her eyes out during Blue Jay and stress eats some brownies

Sep 16, 2016
Short Read

The “Cinematic” VR Experience

When the couch becomes a movie theatre, and the console becomes your brain

Sep 16, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Eight

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 15, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Moments - Part 3

Featuring Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, and Paul Schrader

Sep 15, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Seven

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 15, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 7: The Volunteer

Steven Johnson fights (video) pirates during a volunteer shift at Scotiabank, goes to class late, and sees Iggy Pop at a screening of the Stooges doc Gimme Danger

Sep 15, 2016
Short Read

Waito's Corner: Even More Official TIFF 16 #FestHacks

In part two, comic artist Adam Waito explains how to talk about a movie you've never seen

Sep 15, 2016
Interview

“Nigeria Makes Cool Shit, Man”

An interview with Green White Green’s Abba T. Makama and Ifeanyi Dike Jr.

Sep 15, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Six

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 14, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Festival Onstage Moments

Inspiring and surprising scenes from the Festival

Sep 14, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 6: The Director

On Day 5 of the Festival, Deepa Mehta processes her film Anatomy of Violence’s premiere, says goodbye to her cast and gets tripped by an usher at the Arrival screening

Sep 14, 2016
Feature

Werner Herzog, Cinema’s Most Curious Filmmaker

Whether investigating Pokémon Go or volcanoes, his iconic vision goes the distance

Sep 13, 2016
Feature

From Nothingness To Beingness: The Inexorable Rise Of Mark Wahlberg

An appreciation of an actor who gives us nothing but good vibrations

Sep 13, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 5: The Programmer

Midnight Madness’ Colin Geddes lunches with his filmmakers at Momofuku, introduces six films and parties with Prevenge director Alice Lowe (and her baby Della Moon)

Sep 13, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Five

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 12, 2016
Interview

TIFF '16 Moments - Part 2

Inspiration and advice from TIFF '16 filmmakers

Sep 12, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 4: The First-Time Filmmaker

Dash Shaw, the filmmaker behind My Entire High School Sinking Into The Sea, illustrates his day at the Festival (which happens to be his film's premiere!)

Sep 12, 2016
Short Read, List

Five Characters Who Will Find Their Someday at TIFF ‘16

It’s good to have goals, it’s even better to achieve them

Sep 12, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Four

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 11, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 3: The Party Person

On day three of TIFF, Randi Bergman runs into Michael Shannon, watches The Bleeder, parties at The Thompson with Zachary Quinto and Snapchats the hell out of it

Sep 11, 2016
Interview

Mark Duplass Takes Over The Review To Kickstart Your Film Career

You've got $5, right? Then you can make your movie...

Sep 11, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Three

Up close with the cast of Snowden, American Pastoral, and Rage

Sep 10, 2016
Interview

TIFF '16 Moments - Part 1

Inspiration and advice from TIFF '16 filmmakers and actors

Sep 10, 2016
Feature

No One Lights A Scene Like Mother Nature

From Terrence Malick to Spring Breakers, the golden hour in cinema

Sep 10, 2016
Feature

The Comic Tragedy Of The Creative Impulse

An appreciation of Christopher Guest’s band of merry pranksters

Sep 10, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 2: The Rising Star

Grace Glowicki spends a day shopping for a premiere outfit, sees a screening of American Pastoral and watches Agnès Varda take a nap

Sep 10, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day Two

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 9, 2016
Short Read

What to Watch: Get TIFF Programmer's Picks for TIFF '16

Too many movies? Not enough time? We've got you.

Sep 9, 2016
Short Read

The Music Behind TIFF '16

An official #TIFF16 playlist, courtesy of Apple Music, to get you through your festival

Sep 9, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 #InfiniteViews Diary 1: The Critic

Nick Pinkerton spent the first day of Festival looking at Toronto architecture and listening to Torontonians “kvetch about TIFF”

Sep 9, 2016
Short Read

The State Of Documentary In TIFF '16

Listen to exclusive festival interviews on Thom Powers’ documentary podcast Pure Nonfiction

Sep 9, 2016
Interview

A Conversation Between Anne Émond And Chloé Robichaud

The two accomplished Québécois directors go head-to-head

Sep 9, 2016
Feature

TIFF '16 Photo Studio: Day One

From inside the portrait studio

Sep 8, 2016
Feature

Wavelengths 2016 Will Expand Your Brain

Those who fall asleep in a cinema, dare to dream

Sep 8, 2016
Feature

39 Short Anecdotes About 11 TIFFs

A filmmaker/critic/new father remembers the TIFFs gone by

Sep 8, 2016
Short Read

Waito's Corner: Official TIFF 16 #FestHacks

In part one, comic artist Adam Waito shows us all how to sneak into an exclusive celeb party

Sep 8, 2016
Interview

Our TIFF Is Your TIFF

A panel of critics, programming associates and one OG share their #InfiniteViews of TIFF 16

Sep 6, 2016
Short Read

Fifteen Literary Adaptations to See at TIFF ‘16

From page to screen to TIFF '16

Sep 4, 2016
Short Read

TIFF '16 Overachievers

The tireless filmmakers and actors who have more than one film at this year's Festival

Sep 2, 2016
Interview

The Next Wave Committee Helps You #TIFFHack Your Festival

A group of brilliant young cinephiles shed light on how to navigate the rush lines, celebrities and nearly 400 films of TIFF 16

Sep 1, 2016
Video

Portrait: Sidney J. Furie

A legendary Canadian director returns to the scene of the crime

Aug 31, 2016
Digital Digest

How an Iranian master influenced a Canadian filmmaker: Hugh Gibson curates The Review

Abbas Kiarostami's surprising effect on a TIFF '16 doc

Aug 29, 2016
Feature

An Ever-Changing Detroit

The city's cinematic portrayal shows the future has a silver lining

Aug 29, 2016
Feature, Interview

An Extremely Long Conversation About BoJack Horseman

That's too much, man!

Aug 26, 2016
News

TIFF '16 names its Platform Jury

Three-person international jury will be composed of legendary directors Brian De Palma and Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and acclaimed actor Zhang Ziyi

Aug 25, 2016
Interview

An Interview With Eric Rohmer’s Muse, Marie Rivière

“They know it now, after talking a lot”

Aug 24, 2016
News

Announcing the Remaining TIFF '16 Films and Talks, POP VR, TIFF Kids and Festival Street

Festival takes to the street, goes virtual, and sits down for a chat

Aug 23, 2016
Feature

Building A Mystery

Frank Ocean built a staircase on live streamed video and then dropped an album - here's why it's brilliant

Aug 23, 2016
Feature

Comic Book Movies Should Be Fun To Watch

Come on, y'all, it's the Suicide Squad

Aug 21, 2016
News

Strategize, Connect, Discover: The TIFF '16 Industry Conference Lineup is Here

Outstanding filmmaking talent and industry leaders from around the world, all right here

Aug 18, 2016
News

Tune In To Primetime At TIFF '16

Don't change the channel

Aug 18, 2016
Short Read

Mary Stephen, Eric Rohmer's Final Editor, Remembers Her Friend And Collaborator

How a Chinese Canadian woman from Montreal ended up working with one of the greatest filmmakers of all-time

Aug 18, 2016
News

Pharrell Williams and Friends to Perform Hidden Figures Live on Festival Street

Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe will be here too

Aug 18, 2016
Feature

Truth In Many Guises: The Films Of Ossama Mohammed

TIFF Cinematheque's Syrian Cinema programme explores the brutality of images and the cinematic art of war

Aug 17, 2016
Short Read

Hump Day Movie: Kings Of Pastry

Doc titans D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus take on the French croissant

Aug 17, 2016
News

See Some Of The World's Best VR Thinkers Live In Conversation

August 20 at TIFF Bell Lightbox as part of POP 03

Aug 16, 2016
News

New TIFF '16 Films: Masters, Experimental Films, Lagos, World Cinema, and More

From Wavelengths to Galas and Special Presentations to the world

Aug 16, 2016
Feature, Interview

Gone Nollywood

The new Nigerian cinema is here — and it’s about to take over the world

Aug 16, 2016
Feature

Tippi Hedren/Melanie Griffith/Dakota Johnson

A generation of actresses attempt to rise above the roles that defined them

Aug 15, 2016
Feature

Singin' In The Rain's Second Fiddle

In a movie of pure joy, Donald O'Connor's performance is the best part

Aug 12, 2016
Interview

Empathy Exists In VR

A conversation between documentarians Lisa Jackson and Alan Zweig

Aug 11, 2016
Feature

Daring, Moving, Vital and Dramatic: The Films of Nollywood and the Creative Energy of Lagos

President and General Manager of the Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri shares his love of Nigerian cinema

Aug 11, 2016
Feature

MOTIF(F): Awkward Female Protagonists

Give me a girl who can't handle life and I'll show you a movie

Aug 9, 2016
News

New TIFF '16 Films Announced! TIFF Docs, Vanguard, Midnight Madness, Cinematheque, and International Short Cuts

Real-life characters, zombies and demons, dark and sophisticated cinema, and a slate of classics

Aug 9, 2016
Feature

What Is French Cinema Anyway?

Eric Rohmer showed us how to make a French movie French, but what comes after that is anyone's guess

Aug 9, 2016
Feature

Alfred Hitchcock Scared The Crap Out Of Me

On seeing Universal Studios' exhibit "The Art of Making Movies" as an eight year old boy

Aug 8, 2016
Interview

Cameron Bailey Explains Why TIFF '16 Has Put the Spotlight on Lagos and Nigerian Cinema

Share this journey

Aug 4, 2016
Feature

Wiener-Dog is a Movie of Ifs, Ands and Excrement

And it might just be Todd Solondz’s most redemptive film yet

Aug 4, 2016
Feature

Dial R for Rohmer

The hidden influence of Hitchcock on the French New Wave auteur

Aug 3, 2016
News

Canada's Best is Coming to TIFF '16

The Canadian lineup at this year's Festival features politics, bold storytelling and lots of drama

Aug 3, 2016
Feature

Med Hondo is the African Auteur You Need to See

His films are virtually impossible to find and more relevant than ever

Aug 1, 2016
Feature

"You can totally make a movie with your iPhone" NABIL x The Review

The renowned music video director curates our digital digest

Aug 1, 2016
Feature

What Frame of Film Would You Take With You Into Eternity

Our readers share their forever frame

Jul 31, 2016
Short Read

I Always Wanted To Be A Ghostbuster

Fightin' patriarchy makes me feel good

Jul 28, 2016
Interview

Mya Taylor on Tangerine

The actress, singer, and advocate discussed the making of the film and the employment issues facing the transgender community

Jul 28, 2016
Feature

MOTIF(F): Nothing Beats a Good Revenge Film

A cinematic trope best served cold

Jul 27, 2016
News

Get Ready for Infinite Views at TIFF '16

The first 2016 Festival film announcements are here

Jul 26, 2016
Video

ReFRAMED: Alan Cumming Meets Stanley Kubrick

What's it like to meet a cinematic master?

Jul 26, 2016
Feature

Syria Self-Portraits: Chronicles of Tyranny, Chronicles of War

Moving dramas, hard-hitting documentaries and visually dazzling fables attest to the rich variety of voices and diversity of experience within a tragically embattled country

Jul 26, 2016
Interview

The Seventh Fire

New Native documentary counters stereotypes by showing them, plainly

Jul 22, 2016
Interview

Piers Handling on Abbas Kiarostami

TIFF CEO reflects on his encounters and memories of the Iranian master filmmaker

Jul 20, 2016
Short Read

At the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference: Brexit, Women In Film, And So Much More

Connect with your fellow professionals at the 2016 TIFF Industry Conference

Jul 19, 2016
Feature

Crying at the Movies: Kingston

Alison Lang writes a personal essay on how to mourn a parent

Jul 19, 2016
News

Michael Fassbender Wants to Party (With You)

Magneto's coming to TIFF Soirée

Jul 18, 2016
Feature

Brian De Palma Likes to Watch

All you need is a guy, a girl and a big fat drill

Jul 14, 2016
Interview

Hitchcock/Truffaut/Jones

Breaking down the barriers between filmmaker and critic

Jul 7, 2016
Interview

The Filmmakers Behind TIFF's 2016 Summer Camp

The kids are all woke

Jul 7, 2016
Interview

The Non-Conformist

Talking about Brian De Palma's political side with critic Chris Dumas

Jul 6, 2016
Feature, News

Remembering Abbas Kiarostami

Watch a two-hour "In Conversation With" the late Iranian master filmmaker

Jul 5, 2016
Interview

Larry Weinstein Talks Mozartballs, Timbits and more

All the spherical foods, all the cinema

Jul 4, 2016
Feature

Canadian Cinema Made Me Gay

Winter kept us warm

Jun 30, 2016
Interview

Some Blue Velvet Morning: A Two-Person Roundtable

Two guys who actually saw David Lynch's 1986 masterpiece in theatres reminisce

Jun 30, 2016

Deleted Scenes From Blue Velvet

An original comic by Adam Waito

Jun 30, 2016
Feature

New York, Meet Metrograph

How a Chinatown theatre branded the cinema-going experience as a romance with the movies

Jun 28, 2016
News

Virtual Reality is Coming to TIFF '16

Infinite Views through your headset of choice

Jun 28, 2016
Feature

Some Ways Of Looking At Isabelle Adjani

Beauty behind the madness

Jun 27, 2016
Short Read

The Andrej Zulawski Cringe Factor

Shield your eyes and gird your loins, k?

Jun 27, 2016
Feature

The Watermelon Woman

Visions from queer, black filmmaker Cheryl Dunye

Jun 23, 2016
Feature

Through the Wormhole

Looking 150 years into the future for National Aboriginal Day

Jun 21, 2016
Interview

Cooking with Jorge Lozano

We pair meals with the Colombian visual artists's cinematic catalogue

Jun 20, 2016
Feature

Hotdog Keyboards and Flying Dragonflies: A POP01 Preview Guide

Virtual Reality, IRL

Jun 17, 2016
Feature

Hotdog Keyboards and Flying Dragonflies: A POP01 Preview Guide

Virtual Reality, IRL

Jun 17, 2016
Feature

Black Radicality Needs to be On-Screen

Muhammad Ali was made for cinema

Jun 16, 2016
Interview

How to Crowd-Fund One Million Dollars

Code 8's Jeff Chan and Chris Pare Explain All

Jun 15, 2016
Feature

Crying at the Movies: Ireland

A personal essay by Emma Healey

Jun 13, 2016
Feature

MOTIF(F): Summer Camp Cinema

You never forget your first time at camp

Jun 10, 2016
Feature

What Shakespeare Work Should Hollywood Adapt Next?

We tap directors for the next celluloid bard classic

Jun 9, 2016
Feature

Tangerine Allows Its Characters to Live

Love & Friendship prevails in Sean Baker's film

Jun 9, 2016
Feature

Chevalier and the Canon of Films That Show Men At Their Worst

Any Major Dude Will Tell You

Jun 3, 2016
Feature

Seriously, Though: The Beaver

A series that explores how truly inexplicable films got made

May 30, 2016
List

10 Unique Items From the TIFF Film Reference Library

Cinephile paradise awaits you at Doors Open Toronto

May 27, 2016
Feature

Female Friendship in the Movies, for Better and for Worse

MOTIF(F): Tropes in film we can't get enough of

May 25, 2016
Feature

The Raging Sounds of Heavy Metal

How Devo, Journey and Black Sabbath ended up on the greatest soundtrack of all time

May 19, 2016
Feature

River of Grass Finds a Road in Reluctance

I am the passenger, and I ride and I ride

May 19, 2016
Short Read

Hump Day Movie: Meek's Cutoff

You need to watch Michelle Williams serving Oregon Trail-realness

May 18, 2016
Feature

High-Rise Says: Beware the Condo

Ben Wheatley offers up a harsh prophecy for Toronto's fragile glass future

May 17, 2016
Feature

High-Rise Says: Beware the Condo

Ben Wheatley offers up a harsh prophecy for Toronto's fragile glass future

May 17, 2016
Feature

The Rules of the Elaborate Movie Death

MOTIF(F): Tropes in film we can't get enough of

May 13, 2016
Feature

Marge Gunderson: Feminist Hero

The women of the Coen Brothers' films don't want your money

May 12, 2016
Short Read

Radiohead and Paul Thomas Anderson, Together Forever

Two great tastes that taste great together

May 10, 2016
Feature, Interview

Wild's Cheryl Strayed on Adapting Her Grief

Author Cheryl Strayed talks about grief, the difference between books and film and saying "yes" with journalist Emily M. Keeler

May 10, 2016
Feature

I Stay for the Credits

At the movies, for the movies, not leaving 'till it's over

May 6, 2016
Feature

The 10 Commandments of the Casual Hangout Movie

MOTIF(F): Tropes in film we can't get enough of

May 3, 2016
Feature

Making Lemonade: Black Auteur Female Filmmakers and Beyoncé

Carying the black cinematic memory inside of me: watching Beyoncé's Lemonade and Mati Diop's A Thousand Suns

May 2, 2016
Interview

Network Notes: Female Comics Turn the Tables on Studio Execs

An interview with improvisers Kayla Lorette and Evany Rosen

Apr 29, 2016
News, Short Read

Jesse Wente on Prince: "Thank God He Tried to be in Movies"

RIP, Purple One

Apr 29, 2016
News

Lagos, Nigeria in City to City Spotlight at TIFF '16

The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the 2016 City to City programme will focus on Lagos, Nigeria

Apr 26, 2016
Feature

A Canadian Movement: Toronto's DIY Filmmakers

A group of young Toronto filmmakers are getting their projects made, even if it means doing it themselves

Apr 25, 2016
Video

Jay Baruchel on Goon

Following a screening of Goon, Jay Baruchel discussed screenwriting, acting, hockey and his Canadian heroes

Apr 22, 2016
Interview

In a World Without Men

An interview with Mark Sawers, director of No Men Beyond This Point

Apr 22, 2016
Short Read, Interview

Meet Light Chaser, China's Answer to Pixar

The Animation Studio Behind TIFF Kids' Incredible Closing Night Film

Apr 21, 2016
Feature

Everybody's Dazed Boyhood: Linklater and Gay Identity

Isn't everything autobiographical?

Apr 18, 2016
Interview

Restoring Lino Brocka's Insiang

An interview with Cecilia Cenciarelli, head of research and special projects at the Cineteca di Bologna

Apr 13, 2016
Video

Master Class with Roger Avary

Academy Award®-winning screenwriter, Roger Avary discussed the craft of screenwriting and his adaptation of author Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction.

Apr 5, 2016
Feature

Curating The Internet: Cat Videos

Just for Cats Video Festival takes over the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and programmer Magali Simard shares her favourite online felines.

Mar 31, 2016
Short Read

Moneyball: By the Numbers

Books on film.

Mar 24, 2016
Feature

#52FilmsByWomen

...and why you should watch them all.

Mar 22, 2016
Feature

Guns, Sex, and Protest: Spike Lee's Chi-Raq

South-Side Chicago filmmaker Cyrus Dowlatshahi talks Spike Lee's latest film

Mar 17, 2016
Interview

"Film is a Blunt Instrument": Sturla Gunnarson on Going From Book to Movie

An interview with director Sturla Gunnarson

Mar 5, 2016
Interview

Inside the Mind of An Artists: A Visual Interview with digiPlaySpace Artists Tom Van Den Boogaart

Visual finds from creative minds

Mar 2, 2016
Video

Annie Atkins on The Grand Budapest Hotel

Following a screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel, Annie Atkins offered an in-depth look at her graphic design contributions to director Wes Anderson’s artistic vision.

Feb 29, 2016
Feature

Waving Good-bye: Don Owen, 1931-2016

Saying good-bye to a pioneer of Canadian Film

Feb 23, 2016
Feature

Women in the Films of Abbas Kiarostami

Veiled + Unveiled

Feb 23, 2016
Feature

#OscarsSoWhite & the Brando Boycott

Who wins?

Feb 22, 2016
List

Sex and Food on Film

When food is very NSFW

Feb 21, 2016
Video

FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement

A panel of scholars discussed the future of assistive technologies, following a screening of FIXED: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement (13).

Feb 18, 2016
Feature

Deadpool and the Shallow Superhero Metacomic

The merc with a mouth

Feb 17, 2016
Feature

2016 was a Record-Breaking Year for Canadian Film at Berlinale

#SeeTheNorth

Feb 15, 2016
Short Read

The Enduring Wisdom of Grey Gardens

"You can't have your cake and eat it, too in life."

Feb 4, 2016
Feature

How Suicide Squad Got Its Incredible Costumes

Every stain has a story

Feb 3, 2016
Video

Krzysztof Zanussi on European East of West

Renowned Polish filmmaker, screenwriter, producer and scholar, Krzysztof Zanussi lectured on the politics and cultural history of Central Europe.

Jan 1, 2016
Video

Rithy Panh on The Missing Picture

Following a screening of his Cannes-winning film The Missing Picture (2013), Rithy Panh discussed his approach to the representation of suffering under the Khmer Rouge regime.

Dec 20, 2015
Video

Guy Maddin on My Winnipeg

Prior to a screening of his film My Winnipeg, Guy Maddin discussed a desire to mythologize his prairie hometown through a blurring of fact and fiction.

Dec 20, 2015
Video

Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi on Johnny Stecchino

Following a screening of Johnny Stecchino, Roberto Benigni and Nicoletta Braschi discussed their shared lifetime of work.

Jun 5, 2015
Video

Master Class with Henry Hobson

Director Henry Hobson gives and in-depth look at the evolution of his career as a film titles designer up to his directorial debut, Maggie.

Mar 9, 2015
Video

International Conflict, Journalism, and Mental Health

Martyn Burke's documentary Under Fire: Journalists in Combat frames this discussion about mental health and the psychological impact of combat on journalists.

Jan 29, 2015
Video

Master Class with Vilmos Zsigmond

Vilmos Zsigmond, the Academy Award-winning cinematographer, joined the Higher Learning audience for an in-depth look at his 50-year career at the forefront of the industry.

Jul 29, 2014
Video

Master Class with Film Title Designer Karin Fong

A master class and behinds-the-scenes talk with Karin Fong, film title designer for HBO's Boardwalk Empire.

May 12, 2014
Video

Douglas Wilson on Us and the Game Industry

Following a screening of Stephanie Beth's documentary Us and the Game Industry, game developer Douglas Wilson discussed the design principles in contemporary computer game development.

Feb 20, 2014
Video

Master Class with Julie Dash

Julie Dash, director of the landmark independent film Daughters of the Dust, discusses her enduring cinematic legacy as a screenwriter, director, and producer of socially engaged film and television.

Dec 11, 2013
Short Read

Master Class with Pixar Film Title Designer Susan Bradley

Susan Bradley, Film Title Designer for Pixar Animation Studios, joined post-secondary students and faculty to discuss her experiences working on live action films and those for Pixar, such as the Toy Story trilogy, Ratatouille, WALL•E, and Up.

Dec 11, 2013
Video

Martin Katz on Hotel Rwanda & International Film Financing

Martin Katz, the Canadian producer of Hotel Rwanda, delivered a talk on international film financing, focusing on independent co-productions and socially engaged storytelling.

Oct 4, 2013
Video

Geraldine Moriba on CNN's In America

Geraldine Moriba, the Emmy Award–winning executive producer of CNN's In America, discussed her role in producing socially engaged documentaries for television.

Feb 25, 2013
Video

Master Class with Costume Designer Monique Prudhomme

Academy Award-Nominated® Canadian costume designer Monique Prudhomme discussed her creations for the Terry Gilliam-directed The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus with students and faculty.

Dec 12, 2012
Video

Master Class with Andrea Martin

Award-winning actress and comedy legend Andrea Martin discussed her expansive and diverse career: from the zaniness of SCTV's improv to her performances in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, My Big Fat Greek Wedding and Breaking Upwards.

Jul 5, 2012
Video

Master Class with George R.R. Martin

Bestselling author of the A Song of Ice and Fire cycle, George R.R. Martin, joined students and faculty to discuss his celebrated novels' adaptation to the small screen as HBO's Game of Thrones.

Mar 13, 2012
Video

Master Class with Juliette Lewis

Golden Globe and Academy-Award®-nominated actor Juliette Lewis joined students and faculty for a look back at her diverse career and entry into the music industry.

Jan 16, 2012
News, Video

Master Class with Film Titles Designer Richard Morrison

Richard Morrison, one of the world's leading film titles designers, joined post-secondary students and faculty for a Master Class, in which he discussed his creative methods and experiences working on over 150 title sequences.

Nov 4, 2011
Video

Master Class with Douglas Trumbull

Douglas Trumbull, the industry pioneer behind the special effects of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Blade Runner discusses his remarkable career in visual effects and his own directorial projects.

Dec 8, 2010
Video

Master Class with Tim Burton

Director, producer, writer, animator, and artist Tim Burton joined post-secondary students and faculty to offer feedback on the work of animation students and to celebrate the medium of stop-motion animation.

Nov 22, 2010

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