Jordan’s Toronto Diary Day Two

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...
Posted On 11 Sep 2013

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...
Posted On 06 Dec 2012

More Oscar Talk for Silver Linings Playbook

According to Steve Pond over at The Wrap, David O. Russell would like his movie to be thought of as an underdog. But that’s not going to happen. According to Anne Thompson, Dave Karger has now joined the list of those calling it a major contender and Steve Pond opens his...
Posted On 09 Sep 2012

Silver Linings Playbook Gets Boost in TIFF

Both Indiewire’s Anne Thompson and Jeff Wells have invoked the “O” word with the Silver Linings Playbook in Toronto. The David O. Russell film stars Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. Anne says: #TIFF12 the Oscar race is on: silver linings playbook with a...
Posted On 09 Sep 2012

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...
Posted On 07 Sep 2012

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...
Posted On 07 Sep 2012

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,...
Posted On 09 Aug 2012