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TIFF 6ix: Essential Links for the Week of October 21, 2016

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

Oct 21, 2016

1 . From his role in this season’s breakout indie film Moonlight to Netflix’s superhero series Luke Cage: why Mahershala Ali is the actor to keep your eye on.

2 . Why it's time to stop calling films "Oscar Bait."

“'Oscar bait' is a way of taking a whole set of aesthetic objections to a movie, which may or may not be legitimate, and turning them into an accusation about what was in the hearts and minds of the people who made the movies. That’s what I reject.”

3 . Guillermo del Toro shares his love of the city of Hamilton. He’s in town filming a movie, and you can see him this November at TIFF Bell Lightbox for a three-part Master Class on the great Spanish surrealist Luis Buñuel.


4 . Art House Trump speaks! The man behind the parody twitter account that took the film world by storm.

"There was no one noteworthy interaction, but I thought all the critics at TIFF following and retweeting me as the festival was going on was pretty incredible, especially when it came from critics I admire."

5 . The 26th Annual Gotham Awards nominations were announced this week and three TIFF ‘16 films dominated with Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight, and Paterson all racking up numerous accolades.

6 . And because you could probably use a dose of nostalgia on this rainy October day: there's a new heritage minute! The short video from Historica Canada spotlights Kenojuak Ashevak, a founding member of Cape Dorset’s famed printmaking co-op, and who introduced Inuit art to the world.

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