What’s playing in Toronto this week? From the classic to the bizarre, from the backroom at Eyesore Cinema to the recently reopened Ontario Cinesphere, East End, West End, and everything in between, here are some of the best screenings taking place all over the city this week.
Die Hard? Gremlins? Batman Returns? What makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie? Does a song have to be Christmas-themed to become a holiday classic? Here are five unlikely music moments that have helped define alternative Christmas movies.
Cinemas are offering a lot more than just Die Hard and It's a Wonderful Life screenings this month (though there are plenty of those as well). See it all in December's Toronto screening calendar!
Batman doesn't kill, but the debate over Rocksteady's Arkham Knight is a reminder that saying something doesn't necessarily make it true.
Before Gotham, Oswald Cobblepot was a gimmick-stealing villain in Sega's movie adaptation.
Anchored by a week long run of a restoration of The Godfather Part II, the TIFF Bell Lightbox takes a look at some of history's greatest sequels with their latest film series.
Part two of Sasha's Tim Burton Takes Toronto examines the director's late 80s and early 90s work: Batman, Edward Scissorhands and Batman Returns. From 7 p.m. on Friday, November 26 to some ungodly hour on the morning of Sunday, November 28th, Torontonians were invited to TIFF Bell Lightbox to screen the entirety of Tim Burton’s filmography. This was in celebration of the Burton exhibit coming to town, which was first curated by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. For some, myself included, the prospect of sitting through sixteen feature films by Burton was intriguing — a Burton Blitz of sorts. Others might call it “Hell on Earth”.