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Toronto 2019 Interview: SYNCHRONIC Directors Moorhead & Benson's Favorite Cinematic Representations of Altered States

Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson have wowed audiences with their mind-bending (and genre-bending) films Resolution, Spring, and The Endless. All of these films share the similarity of slyly tackling complex philosophical and/or metaphysical subject matter in an entertaining package. The...

Toronto 2019 Review: DISCO Doubts Your Commitment To Sparkle Motion

Disco is a juxtaposition of cults. One is the intense dance competition circuit. Here, girls in skimpy, sparkling outfits, a deluge of rhinestones and sequins, with face paint to match, perform intensely choreographed contortions to thumping electronica as an expression of...

Toronto 2019 Review: THE PLATFORM Is a Dystopian Feast of Social Inequality

A man wakes up in a spartan concrete room, with a copy of Don Quixote, and a composed, elderly roommate. The number 48 is stencilled on the wall, and there is an open elevator shaft that divides the space. The...

Toronto 2019 Preview: World Premiere Awards Hopefuls

The massive feast of cinematic goodness that is the Toronto International Film Festival is all set to kick off on Thursday. We will be taking a quick tour of the lineup over the next few days to get your appetite...

Friday One Sheet: A HIDDEN LIFE

You are always guaranteed a great poster for the films of Terrence Malick. A Hidden Life premiered at Cannes in May, but here is a teaser poster for its Toronto International Film Festival screening. Set in World War II, and...

THE PAINTED BIRD Trailer: Controversial, Atrocities-Ridden Holocaust Novel Adaptation Heads to Venice

An adaptation of Jerzy Kosinski's controversial novel is set for Venice and Toronto.

Friday One Sheet: JOJO RABBIT And The Handbill Aesthetic

A mixture of techniques in play make for an interesting, photo-free, text heavy poster for Taika Waititi's last film, Jojo Rabbit. The large splashes of text all over the key art looks painted with a wide brush. It being a...

HIGH LIFE Trailer: Claire Denis and Robert Pattinson Get Space Madness

In Claire Denis' High Life, a group of criminals accept a mission in space to become the subjects of a human reproduction experiment. Things go from complicated to worse to hallucinogenic when a storm of cosmic rays hit their ship....

Toronto 2018 Wrap: All Our Reviews & Coverage

Don't touch the cube! Things are long done at TIFF but we wanted to round up all our reviews and coverage in one place for easy access. We hope you enjoyed the fest, whether on the streets of Toronto, or...

Toronto 2018 Review: KINGSWAY, A Well-acted, If Slight, Dramedy

As a Vancouverite, my interest in seeing Bruce Sweeney's Kingsway stemmed almost entirely from the fact that it is shot and set in my city. Vancouver is, in fact, the third-largest centre for film and television production in North America,...

Toronto 2018 Review: SUMMER SURVIVORS, A Sensitive Look at Mental Health

Upon reading a plot description of Summer Survivors -- the debut feature by Lithuanian filmmaker Marija Kavtaradze -- one may imagine a quirky indie comedy with touches of the absurd. While the film does have its share of lighthearted, funny...

Toronto 2018 Dispatch: Chinese Costume Actioners SHADOW and LEGEND OF THE DEMON CAT are Two Sides of the Same Coin

There's no doubting the stature of Chinese master directors Zhang Yimou and Chen Kaige. These two stalwarts of the Fifith Generation of Chinese filmmakers burst onto the cinematic landscape with 20th century-set films Red Sorghum and Farewell My Concubine respectively. But arguably...

Toronto 2018 Preview: 10 Hot Titles to Watch from TIFF18

The Toronto Int'l Film Fest gets rolling on Thursday. With over 250 feature films, it's going to be another gigantic orgy of cinema. We've done our best to cull the massive listings and pick out just 10 films to draw...

FREAKS Teaser: Emile Hirsch Is a Paranoid Father in Sci-fi Thriller

A short teaser trailer has debuted for Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein's sci-fi thriller Freaks, ahead of its premier at the Toronto International Film Festival in a few weeks. Lipovsky is known for his work in the horror genre,...

Podcast: Talkin' Flicks With Pals Ep 1 - Talkin' Toronto 2017

Hello, and welcome to Talking Flicks With Pals, a new ScreenAnarchy podcast that aims to capture a bit of good old fashioned screen-related conversation. Should these first few episodes yield quality talks that film pals from around the world consider...

Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Worldwide Faves Deliver in their Mother Tongues

Although it's often the big Hollywood awards movies that get the most column inches, TIFF is always loaded with international films. 2017 is no different with many a Foreign Language Oscar submission making its North American debut at the festival....

Toronto 2017 Dispatch: Dark Comedies from Clooney/Coens, Payne, and Iannucci Scoring Well

In trying times, sometimes laughter really is the best medicine. It would seem that some of the leading filmmakers of today have taken that to heart and have also embraced the idea that a certain form of laughter laced with...

Toronto 2017 Preview: On the Genre Side

TIFF 2017 kicks off tomorrow and we continue our preview series today with a look at movies that lean a bit more genre. These aren't all Midnight Madness flicks, but they are all on the fantastic side of things. Don't...

Toronto 2017 Preview: The Best from Other Fests

TIFF 2017 kicks off in Toronto on Thursday and we've got a packed week of previews leading up to the crazy huge festival. Even though this year's program has been reduced a bit, it's still one of the world's biggest...

Hot Docs 2017 Interview: Listen to Music On Screen - Tony Palmer on The Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Frank Zappa, Stanley Kubrick and More

Tony Palmer told this story far better than I ever could when he was introducing his TV works, All My Loving and All You Need is Love (Episode 14), at the 2017 Hot Docs Film Festival, but I’m going to...