Tiff 2013

Metallica On Their Pixar-Inspired Post-Apocalyptic Rock Doc

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.27.2013 | Canada Music

In a way, "Metallica Through The Never" has been in the work since the mid-nineties. That was when a plucky little film company named IMAX first appro...

The Right Kind of Wrong (A Poem)

Ryan Kwanten | Posted 11.20.2013 | Canada
Ryan Kwanten

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Jeremiah Chechik, a directing magician Helmed the story to film fruition Surrounding me with a most stellar cast A Canadian crew that were built to last And vistas that take your breath away It's no wonder I'm rhyming today

The Gift Lounges of TIFF

Katherine Brodsky | Posted 11.19.2013 | Canada
Katherine Brodsky

Everyone loves gifts, and companies especially like sharing their products with celebrities and other influencers, hoping to associate their brands with A-listers, and get some all-important media attention. So with every TIFF comes the inevitable swag room: The Gift Lounge. What was up for grabs this year?

Hateship Loveship Departs From Alice Munro's Iconic Story -- But Still Does Her Proud

Grace O'Connell | Posted 11.17.2013 | Canada
Grace O'Connell

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg Hateship Loveship is a thematically inside out version of "Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage"; Munro's story is about silence, whereas the movie is about finding a voice. Both are worthy stories, but Munro's asks more of the reader than Hateship Loveship does of the viewer.

TIFF: Are Film Festivals Good for Movies?

D.K. Latta | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada
D.K. Latta

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the most high profile film festivals in the world. International stars walk the red carpets, the world press turn its collective eye toward Toronto and, it's hoped, tourist revenues shoot through the roof. But does being a big deal at TIFF really translate into mainstream success? Or to put it another way: do festivalgoers who LOVE movies work the same way as people who simply like them?

TIFF Reviews From a Hat: Short Cuts Canada, or Why I Don't Get Art

Mike Sholars | Posted 11.16.2013 | Canada
Mike Sholars

Teleporting Chinese tourists. Masturbating astronauts. Death by duct tape. Semen-filled puppets. Possible time travel. That one guy from Corner Gas. I was at a loss for words, and kept looking around to see if someone, anyone, was as confused and enraged as I was, but they were speechless in the face of True Art. I call bullshit.

Fall Fashion Trends We Saw At TIFF

The Huffington Post Canada | Anne T. Donahue | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Style

TIFF 2013 has officially ended, so now we must enter a period of thought and reflection. The first thought: did all of us avoid making idiots of ourse...

Jennifer Aniston Is Worth The Wait

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Style

Leave it to Jennifer Aniston to steal the show at TIFF 2013. The former "Friends" star hit up the closing night of the Toronto Film Festival for th...

The King And Queen Of TIFF

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada Style

Welcome back to the Toronto Film Festival, Emma Thompson! The 54-year-old Brit was the belle of the TIFF 2013 ball on Thursday when she attended th...

Celebs Grin And Bear It With Their Fans

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Style

When the celebrities walk the red carpet at the Toronto Film Festival, there's an expectation that they greet their fans, pose for photos and give out...

TIFF: Why The Husband Became My Favourite Toronto Movie

Laura Dawe | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada
Laura Dawe

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpgIf you're not a fan of gush, you may as well stop reading now. Sunday was the world premiere of Bruce McDonald's new movie and I can only gush. How would you would feel if your wife cheated on you, just after having your baby? Ok. And what if it was with a fuzzy-lipped, wet-mouthed, sloppy-back-packed adolescent?

Life of a Director at TIFF: Rush, Eat, Schmooze, Repeat

Terry Miles | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada
Terry Miles

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg As a director, it would be pretty easy to find a half hour here or there to talk about the day, but, as a producer/director, running around to meetings, festival events, conferences, and more meetings, it's almost impossible.

Paul Potts Says TIFF Biopic 'Surreal,' Taylor Swift 'Tall'

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.12.2013 | Canada Music

Taylor Swift may have stolen the show when she walked the red carpet for the world premiere of the Paul Potts biopic "One Chance" at the Toronto Inter...

LOOK: Mia's Dress Looks Very Sheer

The Huffington Post Canada Style | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Style

Mia Wasikowska’s dress left little to the imagination at the TIFF ‘Tracks’ premiere Tuesday, but still had us scratching our heads. The actr...

Celebs Make Weird Faces Too

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Style

The Toronto Film Festival has almost wrapped up another celebrity-packed season (we're waiting for you, Jennifer Aniston!) and while we're sad to see ...

TIFF: Mike Myers Talks Star-Packed Doc On 'Legendary' Shep Gordon

HuffPost Canada Music | Stuart Henderson | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Music

"Everything I do I have to be connected to," explained first-time director Mike Myers to a healthy crowd following a Toronto International Film Festiv...

The Moral Flaw in Miyazaki's Final Masterpiece

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Joshua Ostroff

2013-08-12-blog_spotlight_on_tiff_v01.jpg The Wind Rises is a biopic of Jiro Horikoshi, the brilliant designer of Mitsubishi fighter planes used extensively in the Sino-Japanese War and WWII. Yet despite legendary director Hayao Miyazaki being an avowed pacifist, the film glosses over Horikoshi's culpability in making war machines. By avoiding politics, the movie becomes undone by it.

Robin Wright Cuddles With Younger Boyfriend At TIFF

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Style

Don't call Robin Wright and Ben Foster the new Demi and Ashton. The twosome, who have been dating since last year, made their TIFF 2013 debut as a ...

TIFF: Metallica Talks 'Love Affair' With Canada

HuffPost Canada Music | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Music

"Metallica Through The Never," the rock band's bold new 3D concert film which just enjoyed its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festiv...

'Battlestar Galactica' At TIFF!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Style

It was a "Battlestar Galactica" invasion (of one) at TIFF 2013! "BSG" alum Katee Sackhoff made her Toronto Film Festival red carpet debut this week...

Taylor's New Man?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.11.2013 | Canada Style

Seems like Taylor Swift has gotten over Harry Styles! The "Red" singer, who was at a TIFF 2013 Grey Goose after-party on Monday wearing a very sexy...

Your Next Celebrity Crush

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Style

If you want to know who your next celebrity crush will be, look no further than the lovely Saoirse Ronan. (That's pronounced "seer-sha" for those not ...

What's The Hurry, Joseph Gordon-Levitt?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Style

Joseph Gordon-Levitt was sure in a hurry on Tuesday! The actor was caught in a hilarious Twitter photo rushing to (or from?) the red carpet premier...


The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Style

How lucky for those attending TIFF 2013 that they're able to catch the lovely Scarlett Johansson not once, but twice! The 28-year-old went to the T...

The End Of Sad Keanu Reeves?

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Style

Is this the end of Sad Keanu Reeves? Judging by the tepid smile on "The Matrix" star's face at the Toronto Film Festival on Tuesday, we may be ente...