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Michael Mann: Running to Stand Still

Michael Mann: Running to Stand Still

January 22, 2015

The release of Michael Mann’s new cyber-thriller Blackhat has occasioned a surge of online writing about the director’s work. As TIFF’s series Neon Nights: The Films of Michael Mann provides an opportunity to revisit the filmmaker’s theatrical features, Adam Nayman examines how the themes and aesthetics of Mann’s films grew out of his work for television. 

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Bundle Up! TIFF's Winter Season is a Flurry of Fun

Bundle Up! TIFF's Winter Season is a Flurry of Fun

January 14, 2015

TORONTO — Dash through the snow and dive under a warm blanket of cinematic escape at TIFF Bell Lightbox this winter. Major filmmaker retrospectives, notable special guests, engaging free programming, inspiring film workshops for kids and an inimitable roster of new releases will warm audiences beginning January 29.

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Xavier Dolan Video Essay

Xavier Dolan Video Essay

January 5, 2015

Created by The Seventh Art and sponsored by TIFF, this video essay examines the oeuvre of celebrated filmmaker Xavier Dolan. His latest film, Mommy, is playing as part of the 14th annual Canada's Top Ten Film Festival.

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Way Beyond Avatar: 9 Films That Take 3D Deeper

Way Beyond Avatar: 9 Films That Take 3D Deeper

November 18, 2014

Adieu au langage may be one of the most dazzling 3D movies ever made, but Jean-Luc Godard is not the first auteur to venture into the world of stereoscopic cinema.

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VIDEO: 2001: A Space Odyssey Introduced by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood

VIDEO: 2001: A Space Odyssey Introduced by Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood

November 12, 2014

The stars of Stanley Kubrick's epic 2001: A Space Odyssey sit down with Jesse Wente to talk about the experience of making the film and its massive influence.

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NOW Magazine Gives TIFF's Kubrick Retrospective A Perfect 5-N Rating

NOW Magazine Gives TIFF's Kubrick Retrospective A Perfect 5-N Rating

October 30, 2014

Our Kubrick film retrospective, Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey, starts tomorrow, and Toronto's NOW Magazine has given it a perfect rating of five N's.

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The F-Word(s): Kubrick's Women by Adam Nayman

The F-Word(s): Kubrick's Women by Adam Nayman

October 29, 2014

"Of all the critical brickbats hurled at Kubrick over the years... the ones that left a mark had to do with his films’ portrayal of women." How did Stanley Kubrick portray women in his films? And what might those portrayals mean?  Adam Nayman looks into the great filmmaker's work for answers.

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VIDEO PREMIERE: Daniel Lanois's Sioux Lookout

VIDEO PREMIERE: Daniel Lanois's Sioux Lookout

October 27, 2014

In the lead up to our In Conversation With... Daniel Lanois event, on November 5, we're excited to premiere the seductive and entrancing new video for the song "Sioux Lookout" - a film by Adam CK Vollick and Daniel Lanois with Carolina Cerisola.

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Listen Up Readers: Five Must Reads from Director Alex Ross Perry

Listen Up Readers: Five Must Reads from Director Alex Ross Perry

October 24, 2014

The director of the literary-minded Listen Up Philip (now playing at TIFF Bell Lightbox!) offers up his suggested reading list.

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Within and Without the Frame: Godard Forever Part Two in Six Images

Within and Without the Frame: Godard Forever Part Two in Six Images

October 16, 2014

With our Godard Forever Part Two retrospective in full swing, film critic Jason Anderson offers some tips on how to navigate the "jarring, startling and brusque" (but often beautiful) imagery of the filmmaker's post-1960s output. Not sure where to start? Start here...

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Want to Know What Bill Murray Thinks About Ghostbusters? Of Course You Do...

Want to Know What Bill Murray Thinks About Ghostbusters? Of Course You Do...

October 9, 2014

Did Bill Murray know he had a hit on his hands when he was shooting Ghostbusters? Well, let's say that he stopped showing up on time for work. Check out this video of him telling the story.

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Jesse Wente on Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey

Jesse Wente on Stanley Kubrick: A Cinematic Odyssey

October 8, 2014

Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition is coming to TIFF Bell Lightbox on October 31, alongside a retrospective of Kubrick's filmography. Jesse Wente offers a brief overview of the master filmmaker's life and career.

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