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A seasoned TIFF worker reflects on festival glamour

A seasoned TIFF worker reflects on festival glamour

I can almost touch the stars. Forget binge-watching Netflix. As a film buff, the Toronto International Film Festival is the ultimate individual experience. TIFF pulls me in with the allure of lavish parties, red carpet affairs and A-list celebrities. It reminds me how a film was created, who dreamt it up and who acted it out — it makes everything live in 3D. September is […]

by Ruby Wray· · Opinion
Horror films resurrecting on Halloween could mean Hollywood needs to be more creative

Horror films resurrecting on Halloween could mean Hollywood needs to be more creative

If you had plans to see a new release in theatres this weekend, you may need to re-evaluate them. It appears that Hollywood studios have been scared away by Halloween. According to The Hollywood Reporter, box office traffic is expected to fall tremendously on Friday, as no new films will be released. Instead, the North American box office will be […]

Opinion: Hollywood is becoming more diverse, but it’s still not enough

Opinion: Hollywood is becoming more diverse, but it’s still not enough

This year’s Academy Awards saw many firsts for the film industry. 12 Years a Slave’s won Best Picture on Mar. 2, making the film’s director, Steve McQueen, the first black man to ever win this award. Alfonso Cuarón became the first Mexican filmmaker to take home the award for best  director for the space thriller Gravity. Lupita Nyong’o won best supporting actress, […]

Robert Burley, “View of Building 7 and 11 from the roof of Building 9, Kodak Canada,” Toronto, Canada, 2006. Pigment print mounted on dibond © Robert Burley. Reproduction courtesy the Stephen Bulger Gallery, the artist and the Ryerson Image Centre.

Photo exhibit: The death of film

By Sarah Jones  Robert Burley is mourning the death of film photography. The Ryerson associate professor’s photo exhibit, The Disappearance of Darkness, exposes the collapse of non-digital photography – an industry that once relied on film-manufacturing facilities and industrial darkrooms that has since evolved to a simpler production process. “There’s lots of nostalgia,” said Simone Estrin, a gallery attendant at […]

Pop in for Pop Culture: February 6, 2014

Pop in for Pop Culture: February 6, 2014