Denis' Dark World

10/17/2017 22:56:00 PM

Blade Runner 2049 (USA, 164 min.) Dir. Denis Villeneuve, Writ. Hampton Francher, Michael Green Starring: Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford, Ana de Armas, Robin Wright, Sylvia Hoeks, Jared Leto, Mackenzie Davis Ana de Armas and Ryan Gosling star ...

The Heart Goes Pitter-Patter for 'BPM'

10/16/2017 15:52:00 PM

BPM (Beats Per Minute) (120 battements par minute) (France, 140 min.) Dir. Robin Campillo, Writ. Robin Campillo, Philippe Mangeot Starring: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz, Ariel Borenstein, Mehdi Touré ...

Jackie Chan Joins the Liam Neeson Club: A Conversation Between Members

10/13/2017 07:36:00 AM

“Some people care too much. I think it's called love.”

10/13/2017 07:29:00 AM

Goodbye Christopher Robin (UK, 107 min.) Dir. Simon Curtis, Writ. Frank Cottrell Boyce, Simon Vaughan Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Will Tilston Domhnall Gleeson and Will Tilston star in Goodbye Christopher ...

Yikes—What a Mess!

10/13/2017 07:09:00 AM

The Limehouse Golem (UK, 109 min.) Dir. Juan Carlos Medina, Writ. Jane Goldman Starring: Bill Nighy, Olivia Cooke, Eddie Marsan, Douglas Boothe, Sam Reid Bill Nighy and Olivia Cooke star in The Limehouse Golem Photo by Nick Wall There ...

"Oh, Let Them Talk"

10/01/2017 15:53:00 PM

Our Souls at Night (USA, 103 min.) Dir. Ritesh Batra, Writ. Scott Neustadter, Michael Webb Starring: Robert Redford, Jane Fonda,  Matthias Schoenaerts, Phyllis Somerville, Bruce Dern Jane Fonda and Robert Redford star in Our Souls at ...

A League of Her Own

09/28/2017 21:05:00 PM

Don’t Talk to Irene (Canada, 82 min.) Written and directed by Pat Mills Starring: Michelle McLeod, Bruce Gray, Anastasia Phillips, Scott Thompson, Geena Davis Michelle McLeod stars in Don't Talk to Irene Remember back in the 90s’ ...

Canada Sends 'Hochelaga' to the Oscars

09/25/2017 13:42:00 PM

Francois Girard's Hochelage, Land of Souls It's official! Canada is sending Francois Girard's Hochelaga, Land of Souls to the Oscars as its official submission in the race for Best Foreign Language Film. The decision was announced this ...

2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival Award Winners

09/24/2017 10:37:00 AM

Nikita Diakur's Ugly is OIAF's top winner The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced the winners for its 2017 edition of the festival. Germany's Nikita Diakur won the festival's top honour, the Nelvana Grand Prize for ...

'Battle' A Grand Slam

09/24/2017 10:09:00 AM

Battle of the Sexes (USA, 121 min.) Dir. Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton, Writ. Simon Beaufoy Starring: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Elisabeth Shue, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Austin Stowell Emma Stone ...

Oscar Deadline Approaches: What Could be Canada's Best Foreign Language Film Contender?

09/22/2017 12:08:00 PM

Possible Canuck Oscar contenders are A Bag of Marbles, Hochelaga, Maligutit, Old Stone and Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves The submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film race are trickling in! Canada announces ...

“It’s Not All About You Anymore”: Mike White, Ben Stiller and Austin Abrams Talk 'Brad’s Status'

09/21/2017 19:40:00 PM

Austin Abrams and Ben Stiller star in Brad's Status. VVS Films “Can I say what your dad said to me yesterday?” asks Ben Stiller.  “Uh, sure?” Austin Abrams laughs nervously.  “He said he told you that you could do whatever ...

TIFF Review: 'Hannah'

09/19/2017 19:44:00 PM

Hannah (Italy/Belgium/France, 95 min.) Dir. Andrea Pallaoro, Writ. Andrea Pallaoro, Orlando Tirado Starring: Charlotte Rampling Programme: Contemporary World Cinema (North American Premiere) Courtesy of TIFF Charlotte Rampling gives ...

TIFF 2017: Festival Wrap-up and Picks for 'Best of the Fest'

09/18/2017 19:56:00 PM

Sweet Country - My pick for 'Best of the Fest' TIFF TIFF might have scaled back its programming by 20-ish percent, but the Festival of Festivals still felt as big and loud as ever. The movies were good if one was willing to look for them, ...

TIFF Review: 'Who We Are Now'

09/18/2017 17:01:00 PM

Who We Are Now (USA, 95 min.) Written and directed by Matthew Newton Starring: Julianne Nicholson, Emma Roberts, Zachary Quito, Jimmy Smits Programme: Special Presentations (World Premiere) Courtesy of TIFF Julianne Nicholson is always ...

TIFF Review: 'On Body and Soul'

09/18/2017 12:36:00 PM

On Body and Soul (Hungary, 116 min.) Written and directed by Ildikó Enyedi Starring: Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki Programme: Contemporary World Cinema (North American Premiere) Courtesy of TIFF If a deer is your ...

TIFF Review: 'C'est la vie!'

09/18/2017 10:07:00 AM

C’est la vie! (Le sens de la fête) (France, 115 min.) Written and directed by Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano Starring: Jean-Paul Bacri, Gilles Lellouche, Jean-Paul Rouve, Eye Haïdara, Suzanne Clément Programme: Galas (World Premier ...

TIFF Review: 'The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches'

09/17/2017 14:34:00 PM

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui amait trop les allumettes) (Canada, 111 min.) Written and directed by Simon Lavoie Starring: Marine Johnson, Antoine L’Écuyer, Jean-François Casabonne Programme: Contemporary ...

TIFF Review: 'Happy End'

09/16/2017 07:38:00 AM

Happy End (Austria/France/Germany, 107 min.) Written and directed by Michael Haneke Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Matthieu Kassovitz, Toby Jones, Fantine Harduin, Franz Rogowaki Programme: Masters (North American P ...

TIFF Review: 'Faces Places'

09/14/2017 22:34:00 PM

Faces Places (Visages villages) (France, 90 min.) Dir. Agnès Varda, JR Programme: Masters (Canadian premiere) Courtesy of TIFF Faces Places features the oddball couple of 89-year-old filmmaker Agnès Varda and thirtysomething pho ...

TIFF Review: Journey's End

09/14/2017 22:30:00 PM

TIFF Review: Alias Grace

09/12/2017 14:15:00 PM

TIFF Review: 'Racer and the Jailbird'

09/12/2017 00:13:00 AM

Racer and the Jailbird (Belgium/France, 130 min.) Dir. Michaël R. Roskam, Writ. Thomas S. Bidegain, Noé Debré, Michaël R. Roskam Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Adèle Exarchopoulos Programme: Special Presentations (North American P ...

TIFF Review: 'Hochelaga, Land of Souls'

09/10/2017 00:47:00 AM

Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga, terre des âmes) (Canada, 100 min.) Written and directed by Francois Girard Starring: Samian, Vincent Perez, Raoul Trujillo, Wahiakeron Gilbert, Emmanuel Schwartz, Tanaya Beatty, Sébastien Ricard, Siân ...

TIFF Review: 'Brad's Status'

09/10/2017 00:05:00 AM

Brad’s Status (USA, 101 min.) Written and directed by Mike White Starring: Ben Stiller, Austin Abrams, Jenna Fischer, Michael Sheen, Luke Wilson, Jemaine Clement Programme: Platform (World Premiere) Courtesy of TIFF Ben Stiller renews ...

TIFF Review: Three Peaks

09/07/2017 07:00:00 AM

TIFF Shorts: Bird, Bickford Park, Threads, Hawking & Kanye, Latched

09/06/2017 18:36:00 PM

Bird   Ramona Diaconsecu, courtesy of TIFF  This blog, unfortunately, doesn’t quite have as much freedom to dive into the TIFF shorts as it has in previous years, but taking on other commitments doesn’t mean shorts can’t be in season. ...

TIFF Review: Porcupine Lake

09/06/2017 08:30:00 AM

Porcupine Lake (Canada, 85 min.) Written and directed by Ingrid Veninger Starring: Charlotte Salisbury, Lucinda Armstrong Hall, Christopher Bolton, Delphine Roussel, Harrison Tanner, Hallie Switzer Programme: Contemporary World Cinema (World ...

TIFF Review: Soldiers. Story from Ferentari

09/05/2017 14:54:00 PM

Sundowners and the Tertiary Life Crisis

08/25/2017 08:36:00 AM

Sundowners (Canada/USA/Colombia, 95 min.) Written and directed by Pavan Moondi Starring:  Phil Hanley, Luke Lalonde, Tim Heidecker, Cara Gee, Nick Flanagan, Leah Faye Goldstein Phil Hanley and Luke Lalond star in Sundowners. Photo by ...

The Reign in Spain

08/24/2017 18:41:00 PM

The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) (Spain, 128 min.) Written and directed by Fernando Trueba Starring: Penélope Cruz, Antonio Resines, Javier Cámara, Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Chino Darín Penélope Cruz stars in The Queen of ...

First Teaser and Images for TIFF Gala 'Hochelaga, Land of Souls'

08/21/2017 18:59:00 PM

All photos courtesy Les Films Séville The first teaser and images are out for Hochelaga, Land of Souls (Hochelaga, terre des âmes). The film is the lone Canadian drama to get the full red carpet Gala treatment at TIFF this year. Hochelaga comes ...

This Time Tomorrow: A Living Family Album

08/21/2017 10:25:00 AM

This Time Tomorrow (Mañana a esta hora) (Canada/Colombia, 85 min.) Written and directed by Lina Rodriguez Starring: Laura Osma, Maruia Shelton, Francisco Zaldua, Francisco Restrepo There are no big moments in This Time Tomorrow. There ...

Detroit: Battle of Algiers

08/13/2017 19:16:00 PM

Detroit (USA, 143 min.) Dir. Kathryn Bigelow, Writ. Mark Boal Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Anthony Mackie, Hannah Murray, Kaitlin Dever, Nathan Davis, Jr., Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, ...

Nancy Grant Says Xavier Dolan's 'John F. Donovan' Will Debut this Fall

08/11/2017 10:51:00 AM

Kit Harrington in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan Photo by Shane Laverdière / eOne Films The plot thickens! After much debate and speculation ensued when Xavier Dolan's upcoming star-studded English-language debut The Death and Life ...

'Wind River' Haunts with a Chill

08/10/2017 22:40:00 PM

Wind River (USA, 110 min.) Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan Starring: Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Graham Greene, Kelsey Asbille, Gil Birmingham Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner star in Wind River VVS Films The whispers ...

TIFF Announces Canadian Line-up: A mix of veterans and newcomers (and no Dolan!)

08/09/2017 19:46:00 PM

TIFF's Platform Competition Highlights International Films and Stars

08/03/2017 09:46:00 AM

Alicia Vikander and Eva Green star Euphoria. Courtesy of TIFF The Toronto International Film Festival announced the films selected for the third edition of the Platform competition. Introduced in 2015, Platform offers a prestigious and tightly ...

Dunkirk: Band of Brothers

07/27/2017 20:14:00 PM

Dunkirk (USA/UK/Netherlands/France, 106 min.) Written and directed by Christopher Nolan Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Jack Lowden, Barry Keoghan, Aneurin Barnard, Tom Glynn-Carney, Harry ...

Losing Weight Isn't a Bad Thing: Thoughts on the TIFF Announcement

07/25/2017 20:24:00 PM

C'est la vie starring Suzanne Clément (centre) closes TIFF '17. Courtesy of TIFF Losing weight is rarely a bad thing. A diet looks to be boding well for the Toronto International Film Festival after reducing its belly by 20%. With today’s ...

#TIFF17 Wish List

07/21/2017 13:25:00 PM

Ryan Gosling in Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 The Toronto International Film Festival drops its first wave of programming announcements on Tuesday, July 25. The bulk of the Canadian programming gets unveiled fairly late this year (August ...

Ottawa International Animation Festival Announces Line-up!

07/14/2017 07:35:00 AM

Oscar winner Torill Kove returns to Ottawa with Threads Courtesy NFB The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has unveiled the line-up for the 2017 edition of the festival. The festival, which is North America's largest showcase ...

Blue 'Moon'

07/07/2017 06:30:00 AM

From the Land of the Moon (Mal de pierres) (France/Belgium/Canada, 120 min.) Dir. Nicole Garcia, Writ. Nicole Garcia, Jacques Fieschi Starring: Marion Cotillard, Louis Garrel, Alex Brendemühl  Pacific Northwest Pictures From the Land ...

Vengeful Bitches Slay

07/05/2017 18:13:00 PM

The Beguiled (USA, 93 min.) Written and directed by Sofia Coppola Starring: Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, Emma Howard “What have you done to me, you vengeful ...

2017 in Review: The Best Films of the Year so Far

06/30/2017 13:52:00 PM

Cate Blanchett gives the 13 best performances of 2017 in Manifesto. Photo by Julian Rosefeldt, courtesy of Filmrise. Is it already June? This year is just flying by. I’m sorry that updates here have been scant (work’s just been a series ...

Contest! Win Run of Engagement Passes to See 'From the Land of the Moon' Starring Marion Cotillard!

06/30/2017 09:33:00 AM

Cinemablographer favourite Marion Cotillard returns in the acclaimed drama From the Land of the Moon. After debuting to strong notices for Cotillard’s performance at last year’s Cannes Film Festival (where she also turned heads for It’s ...

"That's, Like, the Biggest Shark I've Ever Seen."

06/22/2017 20:47:00 PM

47 Meters Down (USA, 89 min.) Dir. Johannes Roberts; Writ. Johannes Roberts, Ernest Riera Starring: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt Claire Holt and Mandy Moore star in 47 Meters Down. VVS Films The cautious tourists always have the craziest ...

Contest: Win a Digital Download of '100 Streets' Starring Idris Elba and Gemma Arteton!

06/18/2017 16:29:00 PM

Idris Elba, the Internet’s favourite candidate for the next James Bond, teams up with former Bond girl Gemma Arterton (Quantum of Solace) for the new indie thriller 100 Streets. This tense multi-narrative film stars the two suave Brits in ...

Rachel Getting Harried

06/12/2017 18:08:00 PM

My Cousin Rachel (UK/USA, 106 min.) Written and directed by Roger Michell Starring: Sam Claflin, Rachel Weisz, Iain Glenn, Holliday Grainger Rachel Weisz My Cousin Rachel.   Photo by Nicola Dove / Fox Searchlight Pictures Dead wives ...

'It's Only the End of the World' Leads Quebec's Prix Iris Winners

06/04/2017 21:39:00 PM

Léa Seydoux in Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World Photo by Shane Laverdière, Sons of Manual Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World ended its award streak on another high note by winning five awards at Quebec’s Prix ...

Mungiu Comes Back from Detention

06/01/2017 19:40:00 PM

Graduation (Bacalaureat) (Romania/Belgium/France, 128 min.) Written and directed by Cristian Mungiu Starring: Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Vlad Ivanov, Malina Manovici, Petre Ciubotaru Cristian Mungiu is back from ...

Why Commit to 'The Lovers'?

05/23/2017 18:30:00 PM

The Lovers (USA, 94 min.) Written and directed by Azazel Jacobs Starring: Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Melora Walters, Aidan Gillen Debra Winger and Tracy Letts in The Lovers. Robb Rosenfeld. Courtesy Mongrel Media There’s little reason ...

The Commune: In Good Company

05/19/2017 08:08:00 AM

The Commune (Kollektivit) (Denmark/Sweden, 111 min.) Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, Writ. Thomas Vinterberg, Tobias Lindholm Starring: Ulrich Thomson, Trine Dyrholm, Martha Sofie Wallstrøm Hansen, Helene Reingaard Neumann, Fares, Magnus Millang Trine ...

Contest! Win Run of Engagement Passes to See 'The Commune' in Toronto!

05/16/2017 14:46:00 PM

Danish auteur Thomas Vinterberg (Far from the Madding Crowd) returns with the acclaimed drama The Commune. The film tells a bittersweet tale of a family that decides to explore alternative living when Anna (Trine Dyrholm, who won a well-deserved ...

Hot Docs 2017: Festival Wrap-Up and Picks for 'Best of the Fest'

05/09/2017 18:39:00 PM

Step - My pick for 'Best of the fest' at Hot Docs 2017 Courtesy Fox Searchlight Pictures That’s a wrap for Hot Docs! Another festival is in the can. There’s a simplicity to covering Hot Docs that can’t be beat in Toronto and perhap ...

Wilson: American Blowhard

03/24/2017 06:56:00 AM

Wilson (USA, 94 min.) Dir. Craig Johnson, Writ. Daniel Clowes Starring: Woody Harrelson, Laura Dern, Judy Greer, Isabella Amara, Cheryl Hines Laura Dern as Pippi and Woody Harrelson as Wilson in Wilson. Photo by Wilson Webb / Twen ...

The Claws Come Out

03/15/2017 20:03:00 PM

Catfight (USA, 96 min.) Written and directed by Onur Tukel Starring: Sandra Oh, Anne Heche The spirit of Russ Meyer endures in Catfight. Sandra Oh and Anne Heche face off in the mother of all catfights in this utter bonkers black comedy ...

Canadian Screen Award Winners (In Progress)

03/12/2017 19:46:00 PM

Best Picture ?It's Only the End of the World Best Director ?Xavier Dolan, It's Only the End of the World Best Actress ?Tatiana Maslany, The Other Half Best Actor ?Stephan James, Race Best Supporting Actress ?Molly Parker, Weirdos (woo ...

Canadian Screen Awards Preview: Who Should Win on Sunday?

03/10/2017 10:26:00 AM

Xavier Dolan on the shoot of It's Only the End of the World Shane Laerdière, Sons of Manual And we’re back! After catching our breath following that doozy of a finale to the Oscars, it’s time for Canada’s own award show: the Canadian ...

Oscars Recap: Now That's What I Call an Ending!

02/27/2017 11:05:00 AM

Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty with the Best Actress envelope. How’s that for an ending? A relatively ho-hum Oscar ceremony became a wild night after Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway received the envelope for Best Actress ...

Oscar Party Playlist

02/25/2017 12:43:00 PM

Sandra Huller belts out some Whitney Houston in Toni Erdmann Sony Pictures Classics Ballots printed ? Popcorn popped ? Bubbly on ice ? Oscar noms prepared ? Set the mood for the Oscar pre-show this year with the annual Oscar party playl ...

Oscars Predictions: Final Round - Another Day of Sun

02/24/2017 10:08:00 AM

Ryan Gosling in Oscar's next Best Picture winner, La La Land It’s the final few hours of award season! This year has ample speculation that the circus in the land of Lady Liberty will inspire the Oscars to get political. At the very least, ...

Contest! Win Passes to See 'Bitter Harvest'!

02/24/2017 10:07:00 AM

Canadian director George Mendeluk returns with the sweeping historical drama Bitter Harvest. Starring Max Irons, Samantha Barks, and Terrence Stamp, Bitter Harvest dramatizes the fight of rural Ukrainians standing up to the devastating campaign ...

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner: Royal Wedding

02/22/2017 08:31:00 AM

A United Kingdom (UK/USA, 110 min.) Dir. Amma Asante, Writ. Guy Hibbert Starring: David Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Jack Davenport, Tom Felton, Lady Edith David Oyelowo as Seretse Khama and Rosamund Pike as Ruth Williams in A United Kingdom. ...

Watch Oscar Nominee 'Blind Vaysha'

02/20/2017 20:52:00 PM

Courtesy of the NFB In the spirit of the category, let's keep this short and sweet: watch the Oscar-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-nominated Blind Vaysha for free thanks to the NFB! It deserves Oscar gold. Watch it and root for it Sunday ...

TIFF Next Wave Review: '1:54'

02/19/2017 09:00:00 AM

1:54 (Canada, 105 min.) Written and directed by Yan England, Writ. Starring: Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, Lou-Pascal Tremblay, David Boutin, Patrice Godin, Robert Naylor, Anthony Therrien, Guillaume Gauthier Les Films Sév ...

Memo to the Academy: For Your Consideration

02/16/2017 09:14:00 AM

Time for the Academy to consider worthy nominees! Pictured: Amy Adams in Arrival The ballots are in the mail as the race enters the final stretch! Best Picture seems like a done deal for La La Land, and that’s just fine by me, but this ...

TIFF Next Wave Review: 'Before the Streets'

02/15/2017 09:35:00 AM

Before the Streets (Avant les rues) (Canada, 97 min.) Written and directed by Chloé Leriche Starring: Rykko Bellemarre, Kwena Bellemare-Boivin, Jacques Newashish, Martin Dubreuil Every year as of late, the Canadian Academy nominates ...

Oscar Live Action Shorts Highlight Connection and Inclusion

02/10/2017 08:00:00 AM

La Femme et le TGV Shorts HC The five films in this year’s pack of Oscar-nominated live action shorts are a lengthy bunch. They’re good, mind you, but with four of ’em each coming in at nearly half an hour, the full programme is akin ...

Oscar Animated Shorts: Canuck Nominees Lead Field

02/09/2017 12:21:00 PM

Blind Vaysha. Courtesy of the NFB. Canada goes for gold in this year’s Oscar race for Best Animated Short. Two of the five nominees are Canuck cartoons and they’re easily the most unique films of the bunch. Let’s build to the best, ...

Contest! Win 'The Edge of Seventeen' on Blu-ray!

02/08/2017 15:30:00 PM

Fall in love all over again with one of last year’s hidden gems, The Edge of Seventeen. (Read the Cinemablographer interview with the Edge of Seventeen team here.) This refreshing comedy from newcomer Kelly Fremon Craig and producer James ...

It's Miller Time for Asghar Farhadi

02/08/2017 14:31:00 PM

The Salesman (Forushande) (Iran/France, 125 min.) Written and directed by Asghar Farhadi Starring: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti Shahab Hosseini & Taraneh Alidoosti in The Salesman directed by Asghar Farhadi Elevation Pictures It's ...

Less is More in 'The Red Turtle'

02/06/2017 19:03:00 PM

The Red Turtle (France/Belgium/Japan, 80 min.) Dir. Michael Dudok de Wit, Writ. Michael Dudok de Wit, Pascal Ferran Sony Pictures Classics The Red Turtle is a masterful example of how less can be more. This Academy Award nominee for ...

If Men Are From Mars...

02/02/2017 21:31:00 PM

The Space Between Us (USA, 120 min.) Dir. Peter Chelsom, Writ. Allan Loeb Starring: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Carla Gugino, Gary Oldman Britt Robertson and Asa Butterfield star in The Space Between Us. VVS Films Interplanetary ...

What Were They Smoking?

02/01/2017 20:02:00 PM

Bad Seeds (Les mauvaises herbes) (Canada, 105 min.) Dir. Louis Bélanger, Writ. Louis Bélanger, Alexis Martin Starring: Alexis Martin, Gilles Renaud, Emmanuelle Lussier Martinez   Alexis Martin in Les mauvaises herbes. Les Films Sé ...

SAG Awards Tonight: Will Win/Should Win

01/29/2017 08:52:00 AM

Trevonte Rhodes and André Holland in Moonlight. Elevation Pictures The Oscar race for Best Picture is almost a done deal at this point following last night's La La Land win at the Producer's Guild of America Awards. While a PGA isn't the ...

'It's Only the End of the World' Lands 6 César Noms

01/25/2017 07:32:00 AM

Photo by Shane Laverdière, Sons of Manual Xavier Dolan's It's Only the End of the World might have missed out at the Oscars, but it landed six nominations at France's César Awards, the European country's equivalent to the little golden man. ...

Oscar Nominations!

01/24/2017 08:53:00 AM

Oscar nominations! A big day for Canada with well-deserved nominations for Denis Villeneuve (Best Director, Arrival), Ryan Gosling (Best Actor, La La Land), Patrice Vermette and Paul Hotte (Best Production Design, Arrival), and in a nomination ...

Oscars Round 4 - Here Come the Nominations!

01/19/2017 19:58:00 PM

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in La La Land, an Entertainment One release. Photo by Dale Robinette The ballots are in and accountants are busy! The Oscar nominations come out Tuesday morning without the usual fanfare of woohoos! in the room. ...

How Do You Say 'Get Off My Lawn!' in Swedish?

01/18/2017 19:31:00 PM

A Man Called Ove (Sweden, 116 min.) Written and directed by Hannes Holm Starring: Rolf Lassgård Music Box Films What’s the Swedish translation for “Get off my lawn?” A Man Called Ove (pronounced Ové) transport Clint Eastwood’s ...

Contest: Win Tickets to See 'The Space Between Us' in Select Cities!

01/18/2017 10:50:00 AM

Asa Butterfield and Britt Robertson play star-crossed lovers in The Space Between Us, a new interplanetary adventure that’s The Fault in Our Stars meets The Martian. The Space Between Us opens February 3rd from VVS Films and Cinemablographer ...

Canadian Screen Award Nominations

01/17/2017 08:47:00 AM

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Canada's Top Ten Review: 'Old Stone'

01/15/2017 14:46:00 PM

Old Stone (Lao Shi) (Canada/China, 80 min.) Written and directed by Johnny Ma Starring: Chen Gang, Zhang Zebin Zeitgeist Films / Films We Like Programmers, critics, and random dudes in festival audiences liken Old Stone to a fusion ...

'It's Always About the Mother'

01/13/2017 07:09:00 AM

20th Century Women (USA, 118 min.) Written and directed by Mike Mills Starring: Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Billy Crudup Annette Bening and Lucas Jade Zumann in 20th Century Women. Elevation Pictur ...

A Comedy of Bad Manners

01/12/2017 18:36:00 PM

Sieranevada (Romania, 176 min.) Written and directed by Cristi Puiu Starring: Mimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni, Ana Ciontea, Rolando Matsangos, Catalina Moga, Marin Grigore, Tatiana Iekel, Marian Râlea, ...

The Gospel According to Marty

01/10/2017 20:03:00 PM

Silence (USA, 161 min.) Dir. Martin Scorsese, Writ. Jay Cocks, Martin Scorsese Starring: Andrew Garfield, Adam Driver, Issei Ogata, Liam Neeson, Ciarán Hinds, Yôsuke Kubozuka Martin Scorsese’s Silence is a cinematic meditation. ...

#malaise

11/22/2016 20:31:00 PM

Prank (Canada, 78 min.) Dir. Vincent Biron, Writ. Alexandre Augre, Marc-Antoine Rioux, Erik K. Boulianne, Vincent Biron Starring: Étienne Galloy, Alexandre Lavigne, Constance Massicotte, Simon Pigeon Teens these days grow up in a strange ...

Ang Lee's High Frame Rate Flop

11/21/2016 17:37:00 PM

Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk (USA, 110 min.) Dir. Ang Lee, Writ. Jean-Christophe Castelli Starring: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, the fakest Beyoncé you’ll ever see, Kristen Stewart Billy Lynn (Joe Alwyn), ...

'Window Horses' is Visual Poetry

11/19/2016 14:56:00 PM

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming) (Canada, 88 min.) Written and directed by Ann Marie Fleming Starring; Sandra Oh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Nancy Kwan, Don McKellar, Ellen Page Rosie and Mehrnaz in Window Horses. Photo ...

At Seventeen...

11/17/2016 20:30:00 PM

Being 17 (Quand on a 17 ans) (France, 116 min.) Dir. André Techiné, Writ. André Techiné, Céline Sciamma Starring: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila Corentin Fila and Kacey Mottet Klein in Being 17, a film by André ...

'Tag-Teaming It': James L. Brooks, Kelly Fremon Craig, and Co. Talk 'The Edge of Seventeen'

11/15/2016 18:56:00 PM

Kelly Fremon Craig and James L. Brooks on the shoot for The Edge of Seventeen. Courtesy VVS Films. “The great thing about being in Toronto,” says producer James L. Brooks, “is that every film you see is somebody who is not being ste ...

Loving: A Film of Quiet Tenderness

11/13/2016 09:57:00 AM

Loving (USA/UK, 123 min.) Written and directed by Jeff Nichols Starring: Joel Edgerton, Ruth Negga Loving is a film of quiet tenderness. This subdued and nuanced film from Jeff Nichols (Mud, Take Shelter) offers an unfussy and uncontrived ...

Two Lovers on the Run (Again...)

11/12/2016 09:02:00 AM

Mean Dreams (Canada, 108 min.) Dir. Nathan Morlando, Writ. Kevin Coughlin, Ryan Grassby Starring: Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, Colm Feore Josh Wiggins and Sophie Nélisse star in Mean Dreams. Elevation Pictures. Mean ...

EUFF Review: 'Live'

11/11/2016 11:14:00 AM

Live (Romania, 97 min.) Dir. Vlad Paunescu. Writ. Mihai Manescu, Vlad Paunescu Starring: Rodica Lazar, Tudor Chirila, Crina Tofan Despite the many opinions that good journalism is dead, Live offers a rousing look at good, solid inv ...

EUFF Review: 'A Noble Intention'

11/09/2016 18:34:00 PM

A Noble Intention (Netherlands, 115 min.) Dir. Joram Lürsen, Writ. Frank Ketelaar Starring: Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Jacob Derwig, Thomas Cammaert, Rifka Lodeizen, Zeb Troostwijk A Noble Intention tells a timely slice of history for ...

'Denial' in the Age of 'Nasty Women'

11/07/2016 18:51:00 PM

Denial (UK/USA, 110 min.) Dir. Mick Jackson, Writ. David Hare Starring: Rachel Weisz, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson Rachel Weisz stars as Deborah Lipstadt in Denial. Elevation Pictures Deborah Lipstadt’s story remains another ominous ...

Animal Farm

11/05/2016 09:00:00 AM

Dawn (Ausma) (Latvia/Estonia/Poland, 90 min.) Written and directed by Laila Pakalniņa Starring: Antons Georgs Grauds, Vilis Daudzins, Wiktor Zborowski, Andris Keiss, Liena Smukste, Girts Krumins, Rudolfs Plepis, Ivars Brakovskis Dawn, ...

'Lavender' Dillydallies - With a Chill

11/04/2016 06:46:00 AM

Lavender (Canada/USA, 92 min.) Dir. Ed Gass-Donnelly, Writ. Ed Gass-Donnelly, Colin Frizzell Starring: Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff, Dermot Mulroney, Lola Flanery, Justin Long Abbie Cornish and Diego Klattenhoff star in Lavender. Courtesy ...

Win Tickets to See 'The Edge of Seventeen' in Canada!

11/02/2016 09:35:00 AM

Hailee Steinfeld is all grown up. The True Grit and Pitch Perfect 2 star gets her first true starring role in the warmly funny coming of age film The Edge of Seventeen. (Read the Cinemablographer review of The Edge of Seventeen here.) Stein ...

Contest! Win 'Milton's Secret' on DVD!

11/01/2016 17:48:00 PM

Canadian icon Donald Sutherland comes home for the inspiring family drama Milton’s Secret. The film is based on the popular children’s book by Eckhart Tolle. Milton’s Secret is now available on DVD from eOne Films and Cinemablographer has ...