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Movie Mondays: “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Films directed by Martin McDonagh exist in a world of extravagant violence and interminable cursing. Hearing the words shit or fuck are as likely as hearing hello and punches are not shied away from in the slightest. No one outside of Quentin Tarantino intertwines the two with such seamless results. And although McDonagh relentlessly employs these devices, it is never […]

by Evan Manning· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Opinion
Aidan Shipley (front) and Grayson Moore (back) are Ryerson image arts alumni and the co-directors of Cardinals, a movie premiering this month at TIFF. (Photo courtesy of Aidan Shipley)

Ryerson alumni bring new feature film to the big screen at TIFF

As the excitement of the Toronto International Film Festival takes over the city, a group of Ryerson Image Arts alumni are getting ready to celebrate the world première of their new movie Cardinals. Cardinals is the directorial debut from film studies students Aidan Shipley and Grayson Moore. The pair previously worked together on Shipley’s fourth-year thesis film, the 2014 short […]

by Angela McLean· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Theatre
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Film Fridays: La La Land review

La La Land has it all: singing, dancing, comedy, drama and romance. Mia (Emma Stone) is a struggling actress. Her life consists of running from her part-time job to auditions. Life hasn’t worked out the way she wanted it to. She thought she would’ve made it in L.A. by now, but she hasn’t. Sebastian (Ryan Gosling) is a down-on-his-luck jazz musician. […]

Armenian genocide film at TIFF prompts online backlash, students react

Armenian genocide film at TIFF prompts online backlash, students react

Ryerson’s Armenian community fought back online against the low ratings for Armenian genocide film The Promise. After only five screenings at TIFF, the movie received 50,000 “one-star” reviews on IMDb, but only had a maximum possible viewership of 7,700 people. Both Terry George, the film’s director, and Lori Tashjian, president of Ryerson’s Armenian Students’ Association (ASA), speculate that Turkish users are […]

by Casimir Boivin· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Still from Forever Pure (Photo courtesy of TIFF)

TIFF Review: How discrimination kicked Israeli soccer team

TIFF REVIEW: Forever Pure DIRECTOR: Maya Zinshtein (Israel) GENRE: Documentary, 87 minutes, 14A RATING: 3.5/4 stars Director Maya Zinshtein’s documentary Forever Pure shows Israel’s soccer giant Beitar Jerusalem Football Club at war from within. Before watching this film, I did not know much about mideast conflicts. The film effectively tells the story of what happened when two Muslim players joined […]

by Michael Norton· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

Rye grad overcomes fear to produce film

By Brynn Farren Haunted by horrifying visions of the future? If you’re a soon-to- be graduate of any arts program at Ryerson, this might be the case. Stephen Dunn is an award- winning director and a graduate from Ryerson University’s film program. He recently held a screening at Ryerson for his award-winning film Closet Monster that took home the award […]

Ryerson student hits the red carpet as RBC’s TIFF correspondent

Ryerson student hits the red carpet as RBC’s TIFF correspondent

Ryerson journalism student Vanessa Francone has been chosen as RBC’s TIFF red carpet correspondent. She tells The Ryersonian about her experience talking to the stars.

by Bianca Guzzo· · Arts & Life, Media
Rye grad premieres Fire Song at TIFF

Rye grad premieres Fire Song at TIFF

Ryerson film graduate Adam Garnet Jones’ first feature film Fire Song premiered last Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and is one of the first films directed by a First Nations director. Fire Song is the story of a closeted Anishinaabe teenager, who deals with the fallout of his sister’s suicide.

by Charles Bossy· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Ryerson alum bring Arctic horrors to TIFF

Ryerson alum bring Arctic horrors to TIFF

As a child growing up in Nunavut, Nyla Innuksuk was told terrifying myths by her elders. The tales are a tradition in the Inuit culture, and serve as cautionary tales for youth. “The environment’s so harsh that if you do something wrong as a kid in the Arctic, the consequences are that much more severe,” the Ryerson film graduate said. That […]

by Dilys Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Media
Filmmaker Pat Mills gives his advice to aspiring artists and filmmakers on how to succeed in the film industry.

Hey, aspiring artists — let filmmaker Pat Mills give you some guidance

In his feature film debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ryerson alumnus Pat Mills plays a guidance counsellor who gives his students offbeat advice. The film studies graduate, who also directed and wrote the movie, offers aspiring artists and filmmakers his best tips on how to succeed in the industry. Read The Ryersonian‘s coverage of his film, Guidance, here.

by Dilys Chan· · Arts & Life, Film & Television, Videos
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TIFF-mania: at a theatre near you

It’s that wonderful time of year again. The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off Thursday and will run until Sept. 14. For your convenience, The Ryersonian’s Laura Calabrese compiled TIFF synopses of 10 must-see films that are playing at the Ryerson Theatre. If you weren’t lucky enough to snag tickets, remember you can always “rush.” Rush tickets are sold 10 minutes before the […]

A visual tour of TIFF’s inaugural Festival Street

A visual tour of TIFF’s inaugural Festival Street

To kick off its opening weekend, the Toronto International Film Festival has brought its celebrations out of the theatre and onto the street. From Thursday to Sunday, TIFF’s inaugural Festival Street will transform King Street into a pedestrian-only zone from University Avenue to Peter Street. Participants can enjoy outdoor patios, live music,  interactive art exhibits, and even a “Film Therapy” […]

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

Ryerson alumni discuss their TIFF short film experience

A group of beginner filmmakers and directors said that the connections made while they were students at Ryerson University opened doors for them in a new career. On Nov. 6 a group of Ryerson’s grads featured at this year’s TIFF gathered at the Rogers Communication Centre to view and discuss their films with students. All of the filmmakers had recently […]

Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Ryerson short film “Noah” gets big break with TIFF win

Big things really do come in small packages — at least on YouTube. Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg can surely attest to that after their short film Noah won YouTube’s award for Best Canadian Short Film at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. “We were both shocked to hear we had won,” said Cederberg in a Facebook message […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

The List: film events this month

Suffering from TIFF withdrawal? The star-studded festival may be over, but that doesn’t mean the city is done celebrating its film obsession. We’ve got a list of wallet-friendly screenings this week. And by wallet-friendly, we mean free. Scotiabank “Summer of Free” Movie Tour The last free movie of the summer is actually on Ryerson’s campus. Bring your student ID and […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

VIDEO: Ryerson grads talk about filmmaking for TIFF

As the Toronto International Film Festival winds down, the buzz surrounding Ryerson student films in the Short Cuts Canada programmes is just picking up. For Ryerson grads Walter Woodman and Patrick Cederberg, their short film “Noah,” shot on a webcam for some $300, is hitting the big time online. Their film has been featured on major sites Gawker and the […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

Street style on campus during TIFF week

by Nicole Servinis· · Arts & Life, Fashion, In pictures
TIFF advice from film critic Adam Nayman

TIFF advice from film critic Adam Nayman

Adam Nayman teaches documentary survey at Ryerson’s School of Journalism. He also teaches at the University of Toronto and is a film critic for The Globe and Mail and The Grid. Reporter Jordan White asked Nayman for some TIFF recommendations.

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

TIFF this week best bets

It can get pretty crazy out there at TIFF, so we’ve put together a curated list of what’s playing at the Ryerson Theatre this week.  (Most of these are sold out online, so make sure to check out our guide to rushing films and scoring seats). TODAY: Don Jon (3 p.m.) Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s directorial debut Don Jon is about […]

by Jordan White· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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Ten essentials for rushing TIFF

She’s given us tips on how to survive a TIFF rush line. Our expert, Samantha Lui, also gives us a peek at what she carries with her while braving the wait. 1 | Water Always, ALWAYS bring water.  A bottle of water is crucial as it’s easy to get dehydrated waiting outside for a long period of time. 2 | Snacks If you’re someone […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

TIFF: a case of bedbucks

Letting a stranger into your bed might make you some money this TIFF. With hotel prices skyrocketing during these 11 days of the Toronto International Film Festival, many movie-goers coming to the city are looking to classified advertising sites like Craigslist and Airbnb to save money on accommodations. “It’s kind of a no-brainer if you have the space and you’re […]

by Jonathan Forani· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
The rush line for The F Word. (Samantha Lui / Ryersonian Staff)

TIFF rush lines: a guide to success

Frustrated with TIFF’s virtual waiting room? Determined to see Benedict Cumberbatch in the flesh? If you couldn’t score tickets to your must-see flick or just decided to join the festivities late in the game, have no fear, the Ryersonian’s rush line guide is here. As someone who’s waited in a rush line for eight hours to see Ryan Gosling’s latest […]

by Samantha Lui· · Arts & Life, Film & Television

TIFF stars grace Ryerson Theatre’s red carpet

[View the story “TIFF stars visit Ryerson Theatre’s red carpet” on Storify]

by Nicole Servinis· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
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