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DOG EAT DOG: RLJ Entertainment Grabs North American Rights For Paul Schrader's Kindnapping Flick

Ahead of it's North American premiere here in Toronto next month RLJ Entertainment has acquired the North American rights for Paul Schrader's Dog Eat Dog starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. As you will read in the press announcement excerpt...

Meet The Characters Of The Mo Brothers' HEADSHOT

The Raid star Iko Uwais anchors the cast of Headshot, the latest from Indonesian directing duo The Mo Brothers (Killers). And with the film's world premiere coming soon as part of the Toronto International Film Festival with the Indonesian theatrical...

Gritty South African Drama In VAYA Trailer

South Africa's Akin Omotoso is on something of a hot streak. Already a well known and respected actor seen in titles such as Blood Diamond, Shake Hands With The Devil and Lord Of War, Omotoso came to international attention as...

Kurosawa, Larrain and Denis Anchor The TIFF Platform Competition

The addition of the Platform competitive program at the Toronto International Film Festival - a festival which had, until that point, refused any sort of official competition throughout its entire lifespan - shook things up a little bit at the...

Toronto 2016 Vanguard Announcement Led by Amirpour, Du Welz, and Nacho Vigalondo

TIFF's Vanguard Program(me) always features some of the most innovative filmmakers on the international scene. Ana Lily Amirpour is just that and her debut feature A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night made everyone sit up and ask what else...

Wheatley, Wingard, 'Mo Bros. Lead Toronto 2016 Midnight Madness Announcement

We shoulda seen it coming when Free Fire, the latest from UK madman Ben Wheatley (Kill List, High-Rise), was announced to be having its "European" Premiere at BFI London in October. That's code for "It's headed to TIFF!" Indeed it...

Xavier Dolan, Kim Nguyen and Bruce McDonald Anchor The Canadian Selection At TIFF

The Toronto International Film Festival today announced their Canadian slate for the massive festival and it's a compelling blend of established names and rising talent this year spanning multiple genres and programs. For the established crowd big names like Xavier...

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Leads Massive Wave Of Toronto Film Festival Selections

Though life and general business kept us from saying so at the time, the Toronto International Film Festival announced their first massive wave of selections yesterday and there is some very impressive stuff coming to Canadian screens in the fall....

Interview: Patricia Rozema And Ellen Page Talk INTO THE FOREST

Cinematic audiences have been subjected to their fair share of post-apocalyptic films in recent years. Most allegories for Western society's destructive treatment of the environment are told from either a central male protagonist's perspective or from a distinctively male gaze. Into...

Toronto 2015 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Top TIFF Picks

Well TIFF is all wrapped up for another year and what a festival it was. We'll have a few more reviews rolling out over the coming days but already we've outdone ourselves. Here's a comprehensive list of everything written up...

AnarchyVision: Toronto 2015 Edition - ROOM, HARDCORE, HURT & More!

The dust is still settling on TIFF for this year, with dozens of films screened as part of this gigantic festival. Here are two of the ScreenAnarchyvision hits done over the course of the week, including looks at Room, Hardcore,...

Toronto 2015 Review: ANOMALISA Considers The Human Condition With No Strings Attached

When the philosopher says, "Hell is other people," he perhaps means that in trying to figure ourselves out, we are beholden to our reflections and interactions with other people. Or maybe he is talking about the modern customer service experience. In...

Toronto 2015 Review: TALVAR (GUILTY), An Indictment Of Indian Justice

In 2008, Aarushi Talwar, 14, the daughter of middle class parents, was found dead in her Mumbai home with her throat slashed. Suspicion quickly fell upon the family's servant, a Nepali migrant named Hemraj, but when he was found dead...

DEMON Director Marcin Wrona: 1973 - 2015

Marcin Wrona, director of the Polish horror film Demon, which just had its world premiere here in Toronto, has passed away suddenly back home in Poland. Below is a statement released by a personal friend of Marcin's, Jim Dobson, on...

Toronto 2015 Review: THE MARTIAN, A Thrilling, Entertaining Space Flick

The Martian concept is a delight, stranding an astronaut millions of kilometers from home, where he has to "science the shit" out of the situation in order to find a way back. Implicit in the concept, however, is that...

Toronto 2015 Interview: Robert Eggers And Anya Taylor-Joy Talk THE WITCH And Puritan Excess

At any moment in human history, no matter how civilized we may think we are, dark woods have a long reach for scaring us. The Witch viscerally demonstrates how easily fear and superstitions take over in early 17th century New England...

Toronto 2015 Review: SHERPA Scales A Different Side of Everest

On May 29th,1953, Nepalese guide Tenzing Norgay brought New Zealand philanthropist mountaineer Edmund Hillary to the summit of Mount Everest. The very idea of crawling to the top of the highest mountain on earth, with its punishing temperatures and near...

Toronto 2015 Review: THE WAVE Delivers Large Scale Spectacle

Since first appearing on the scene with Cold Prey in 2006, Norwegian director Roar Uthaug - not pronounced how it looks to English speakers but an awesome name, nonetheless - has earned himself quite a reputation, thanks to his ability...

Toronto 2015: PORTAL TO HELL!!! One Last Taste of Roddy Piper's Greatness

Jack would like to read his book in peace. The trouble is, he is the superintendent of a low-rent building with inhabitants that require too much of his time. Toilets get clogged. Bulbs burn out. Toasters no longer toast. Then...

Toronto 2015 Review: THE CLAN Is Technically Impressive But Emotionally Distant

It should be noted right from the outset that Pablo Trapero's latest, The Clan, both is and is not exactly what you expect it might be. The true story of a notorious kidnapping ring active in Buenos Aires throughout the...