Canada Film

Millennials Will Decide Fate Of Film Festivals In Digital Age

Robert Waite | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Living
Robert Waite

In an age of digital media and streaming video, there is some evidence that film festivals generally may be in decline. U.K.-based film festival expert Stephen Follows, who has conducted extensive research on the subject, says that the number of festival worldwide peaked in 2009.

Nate Parker's Past Won't Be Why I Boycott The Birth Of A Nation

Lauren Bialystok | Posted 09.13.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Bialystok

Survivors of sexual violence may not be able to watch Parker's work for similar reasons, and that's fine. But don't sit it out on principle. In the year of Black Lives Matter, #HollywoodSoWhite and a certain presidential candidate, Parker's questionable past doesn't disqualify him from advancing urgent conversations about race and American history.

Epic Hotel Screening Rooms

Booking.com | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Travel
Booking.com

With over a million properties on our site, we found the best accommodations for movie buffs. Overwhelm your senses with 7D screenings, see your favourite flick in a whole new light (under the moonlit sky) or escape to a designated crying room when a movie gets the tears flowing.

The Top Five 2016 Destinations In Film

travelcuts | Posted 09.07.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

With the summer winding down, we've already begun making plans to get us through the never ending Canadian winter. If you're an equally obsessed wanderluster and film buff, seek inspiration for your next getaway from one of your favourite 2016 box office hits!

Once Upon A Snap Story

Sarah van den Berg | Posted 08.30.2016 | Canada
Sarah van den Berg

The first movie I made was called The Story of Charlie. I would have been about 9 at the time. It was a 30-minute-long scifi/fantasy film - shot in se...

Cineplex Entertainment Introduces Barco Escape To Cinephiles

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Business
Tiffany Leigh

Barco Escape, in partnership with Cineplex Entertainment, is hoping to offer viewers a more dynamic movie experience in Canada with panoramic screens. I got the scoop on this new technology and offer thoughts on whether you should try seeing the latest blockbuster flicks with it yourself.

The Best Places To Visit In London This Summer

travelcuts | Posted 07.20.2016 | Canada Travel
travelcuts

Thinking about touching down in London town this summer? With vivacious festivals, tons of outdoor attractions and the city playing host to Europe's biggest street party, there has never been a better time to venture to the capital city.

Black Creative Inspiration Abounds At The American Black Film Festival

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada TV
Giselle Phelps

As someone who's been a working journalist and video content creator for more than a decade, I want to take my storytelling to the next level, particularly when it comes to telling the stories of black women. I want to be someone who helps change the narrative. The 20th anniversary of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) seemed like the right place to cultivate creative inspiration.

Meet A Grad That Brings Digital Movie Magic To Life

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.21.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

In technology, we often do work that supports everyone in the company, and all of the artists. It's incredibly satisfying to see this work on screen that we've helped facilitate, like Jurassic World and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.

The Canadian Screen Awards: Call 'Em The 'Candys' From Now On

CP | Cassandra Szklarski | Posted 03.14.2016 | Canada Living

We think John would've been proud.

Discussing TIFF's Food On Film Series

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

The best of Culinary Cinema will be curated by the Toronto International Film Festival's (TIFF) Food on Film Series with specialty screenings running from March to the end of June. We talked with the Executive VP of the James Beard Foundation to learn more about the festival.

Talking About 'Unicorn Island' With YouTube Superstar Lilly Singh

Chris Taylor | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Chris Taylor

In a fast-changing media world, it's hard to wrap your mind around how much clout Lilly Singh has. So here are a few statistics to help you out: 8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel ("IISuperwomanII"). More than a billion total views. A new documentary, "A Trip to Unicorn Island," about her recent 27-city world tour. Not bad for a girl from Scarborough, Ont., wouldn't you say?

6 Interview Tactics I've Learned From The Best

Caitie Drewery | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Caitie Drewery

I've been binge listening to Sarah Koenig riveting podcast "Serial" and it's got my wheels turning about interview tactics. Sarah is a phenomenal interviewer. She has a subtle way of making everyone she speaks to feel like a buddy, like she's on your side, even when she's asking very tough questions. So how the hell does she do it?

DiCaprio's Hypocritical 'Activism' Is His Best Performance Yet

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.21.2016 | Canada Living
Cody Battershill

It's not easy being Leonardo DiCaprio. While preaching that fossil fuel use is triggering a global climate catastrophe, Leo hops around the world on fuel-guzzling private jets. "If we do not act together, we will surely perish," he tells the United Nations. I'll say it again: Leo has a hard time aligning his message with his actions.

Hollywood's Issue With Diversity Goes Beyond The Oscars Boycott

ByBlacks.com | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living
ByBlacks.com

There aren't enough movies being made with Black actors, which is why we are outnumbered on nomination day. We need to hold the industry accountable for not creating more opportunities for Black actors, not funding Black films and making silly excuses like the financial bottom line.

Why Idris Elba's And Beasts Of No Nation's Oscar Snub Is A Big Deal

Lauren Messervey | Posted 01.15.2016 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

It's no secret that the Academy Awards does not favour diversity. Through the decades, we have seen countless white faces at the podium. In the 88 years that the Oscars have been given out, we have seen only a handful of performers with different racial backgrounds.

Star Wars Destroys Harry Potter's Opening Day Record

CP | Jake Coyle, The Associated Press | Posted 12.19.2015 | Canada

Disney is projecting the film will bring in $220 million in the U.S. alone this weekend.

The Martian Teaches Us About Resilience

Jen Lawrence | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Living
Jen Lawrence

The film is, on the surface, about a botched space mission that leaves Matt Damon stranded on Mars. It's also a film for anyone who's found themselves thousands of miles away from the life they'd planned. If you've lost a child, lost a spouse, survived a crime, been disabled, been diagnosed with a critical illness, you likely have had moments when you feel alone on a strange planet with no guarantee of making it back home.

You Should Care About Diversity in Film and Television

Justin Beach | Posted 10.25.2016 | Canada TV
Justin Beach

It is frequently said that Hollywood is "out of new ideas" and the rash of sequels and reboots attest to this. The reality though is that a small subset of a small subset of the global population is running out of new ideas.

'April and the Extraordinary World' Is Strange and Wonderful at CIFF 2015

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

April and The Extraordinary World (Avril et le Monde Truque, 2015, Belgium/France) isn't anime, but it is an excellent example of the power of animation to unite reality and fantasy in a colorful whirlwind of intrigue and adventure.

"Funny Bunny" is Quirky, Thoughtful Film at 2015 Calgary International Film Festival

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

When three lives -- each complex and troubled in their own, unique way -- become inadvertently intertwined in director Alison Bagnall's 2015 Funny Bun...

'My Internship In Canada' is a CIFF 2015 Must-See

Shannon McClennan | Posted 10.01.2016 | Canada Alberta
Shannon McClennan

My Internship in Canada focuses on the experiences of Souverain Pascal, recently arrived from Haiti on a mission to secure an internship in Canadian federal politics. Souverain receives a single response from Independent Member of Parliament, Steve Guibord. Souverain is thrust into the deep end when MP Guibord -- through a series of unlikely and surprising events -- holds the deciding vote in whether Canada will send troops to support the looming war.

How Not to Be a Douche at the Toronto International Film Festival

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Living
Marcello Cabezas

In a few days, show businesses big fete lands in Toronto and you are all invited. The excitement of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is building and everyone can feel it. It's a time that brings out the best and at times the worst in people.

Four Black Actresses Give Advice on Having Great Girlfriends

Giselle Phelps | Posted 06.18.2016 | Canada Living
Giselle Phelps

Well, I recently attended the American Black Film Festival in New York City. This time, I was lucky to have a riveting conversation with four black actresses: Terri J. Vaughn, Garcelle Beauvais, Essence Atkins, and Malinda Williams. They're all starring in a T.V. movie coming out later this summer called "Girlfriends' Getaway 2."

10 Documentaries That Will Teach Children Real Lessons

Laura Snow | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Laura Snow

If there was ever a time to educate our children, outside of the classroom, now is the time. Our earth is in crisis, the global population is expanding by approximately 80 million people a year, poverty is increasing dramatically, and we don't have enough fresh water for about 20 per cent of the population.