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Toronto 2014: Bang Baby Bang Trailer

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The plot: A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town. But a leak in a nearby chemical plant that is believed to be causing mass mutations threatens to turn her dream ...

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Jordan’s Toronto Diary Day Two

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One of the joys of being in Toronto is bumping into people you really admire so much. Seeing Chiwetel Ejiofor sneaking into a quick afternoon screening and of course bumping into Harvey Weinstein, hiding his nerves, right before the first press screening of “August:Osage County”. The critics were in town ...

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Canada’s Top Ten Films of 2012

As selected by a panel from the Toronto International Film Festival (in alphabetical order) Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg The End of Time, Peter Mettler Goon, Michael Dowse Laurence Anyways, Xavier Dolan Midnight’s Children, Deepa Mehta My Awkward Sexual Adventure, Sean Garrity Rebelle, Kim Nguyen Still, Michael McGowan Stories We Tell, Sarah ...

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Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell

Sasha nearly missed Stories We Tell because she was feeling under the weather. Resolving to soldier on, tap into energizing mountain air and make the extra effort on the last day it screened, she says in her capsule review, “of course it turned out to be one of those films ...

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Elle Fanning & Alice Englert in Ginger & Rosa

Directed by Sally Potter. Who’s Alice Englert? She’s Jane Campion’s daughter. Nice to hear The Dave Brubeck Quartet. London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa — are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, ...

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TIFF 2012 announces Canadian lineup

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival® today announced the Canadian features lineup including first-time feature filmmakers Jason Buxton, Brandon Cronenberg, Igor Drljaca and Kate Melville, as well as filmmakers returning to the Festival —including Bruce Sweeney, Sarah Polley, Xavier Dolan, Michael McGowan and Bernard Émond. “Through comedy, thrills, drama ...

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Toronto International Film Festival Awards

Cadillac People’s Choice Award: Where Do We Go Now? · First runner-up: A Separation · Second runner-up: Starbuck Cadillac People’s Choice Award for Best Documentary: The Island President Cadillac People’s Choice for Midnight Madness: The Raid Int’l Critics Special Presentations Prize: The First Man Int’l Critics Discovery Programme Prize: Avalon ...

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TIFF, Day 8: Un été brûlant & Kotoko

Day eight of TIFF was light for movie-going, as I had only two films on the schedule. The day began with a resounding thud with a screening of That Summer (Un été brûlant). This new feature by French filmmaker Philippe Garrel pits two couples in romantic squabbles as they vacation ...

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