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TIFF 2016: Accessibility in Review

Our Film and Accessibility Critic saw over 50 movies at TIFF 2016. Unfortunately the inconsistent quality of accessibility almost prevented him from seeing what turned out to be his favourite movie of the festival.

News Shelf: 3/1/14

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.

Interview: John Kastner

Dork Shelf talks to filmmaker John Kastner about his latest effort, NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (debuting on CBC Doc Zone this Thursday), and the hot button issue of people accused of violent crime, but who are unable to stand trial for mental health reasons.

Crappy Carp

In the 53rd season opener of CBC's The Nature of Things, narrator David Suzuki take a look at how one incredibly irritating and annoying species of fish could become devastating for the Great Lakes. How annoying and dangerous are these fish? Well, at one point you'll see a man actually punch one of them.

This Week in DVD: 6/19/12

This week on video store shelves, Phil Brown stays home with Jeff, Who Lives at Home before developing Wanderlust, while Andrew Parker heads out west to deal with zombies in Exit Humanity and Christian Slater in Dawn Rider before returning home to wreck the place with Project X Also, a few words about the now cancelled Canadian cult series Being Erica and the intriguing family documentary My Reincarnation.

Podcast 5 Season 2 Special TV Edition

In this (mostly) television-related episode Jeff and Will are joined by the Shelf's resident TV dorks Kathleen Corrigan and Ian MacIntyre, as well as TV critic Kat Angus of Dose.ca's excellent TV Casualty Podcast. The group discusses their favourite returning shows, shows they are looking forward to in 2011, the state of television in Canada, and even find time to challenge one another to ridiculously obscure TV trivia.