From free screenings and 35mm presentations, to the classic monthly shadowcast screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show, Toronto movie lovers continue to get spoiled by our city’s incredible film programmers. Get all the details from this month’s screening guide!
We spoke with Elle star Isabelle Huppert about bringing the character to life, working with Paul Verhoeven, and about movies that continue to drive her own passion.
Master filmmaker Paul Verhoeven discusses his controversial new film Elle, the power of Isabelle Huppert, and the abortive attempts to make the provocative movie stateside.
We talk with film critic and writer Adam Nayman, who this Friday will introduce a screening of the critically pillared 1995 Paul Verhoeven film Showgirls at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox at an almost sold out screening, and who has a book about the film titled It Doesn't Suck coming out on April 15th. We talk about his personal experiences with the film, how the film and Verhoeven have been misread, questions about the film that he still has, and his ultimate goal for trying to reclaim the film’s reputation.
To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.
Since mainstream new releases seem to have us singing the blues, here are a few neat classical and nostalgic options, with Cineplex continuing their annual Great Digital Film Festival and the TIFF Bell Lightbox showcasing the works of Paul Verhoeven and the unsung, pioneering African American filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.