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Zizek & Anderson: The Master and The Master

On the evening of his appearance at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to present the third part in his Pervert's Guide to Cinema series, we take a look at the work of psychoanalyst and philosopher Slavoj Zizek and how his theories can lead to deciphering what many believe to be one of the most obtuse films of the year: Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master.

The Ten Best of Tony Scott

In honour of the late Tony Scott, our film and performing arts editor looks at his ten favourite films from the highly influential action director.

X-Men Master Gordon Smith at TIFF

We got a chance to get a preview of the TIFF Bell Lightbox's newest film related exhibit taking a look at the work of X-Men make-up effects artist and Ontario native Gordon Smith and talked to him briefly about his own origins and working with Bryan Singer.

What About Cannibal Ferox?

We take a look at the controversial 1981 Amazon cannibal film Cannibal Ferox in advance of it's special screening at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox this Monday night with festival programmer Colin Geddes and director Eli Roth presenting.

Defending the Indefensible: The Three Stooges

In the latest edition of Defending the Indefensible, Will Sloan looks at a modern film that's been maligned almost simply because of how faithful it is to some decidedly unhip source material: The Farrelly Brothers' The Three Stooges.

Friendly Festivals: Shinsedai and STANP

Programmers for two Toronto based film festivals and series, Chris MaGee from the Shinsedai Japanese Cinema Festival (at the Revue through Sunday) and James McNally, curator of the short film series Shorts That Are Not Pants (Friday night at the Revue) talk about their co-existence in the city's landscape of cinema culture and attempt to put to rest the question asking if there's simply too much going on in the city.

A Summer in France (At TIFF)!

This week, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto starts off their Summer in France series, and we look at four classic films showing throughout the dog days: Belle du Jour, Elevator to the Gallows, Breathless, and Le quai des brumes.

The Sylvester Stalloeuvre: Stallaw and Order

Our look at the career of Sylvester Stallone rolls on with a look at the surprisingly underrated Tango and Cash and the generally forgotten about Lock Up which find Sly on different sides of the law.

Up Close with The Tumbler

In honour of tickets for The Dark Knight Rises going on sale today, we talked to one of the handlers of the famed Tumbler (and it's little brother, The Batpod), a.k.a. Christopher Nolan's Batmobile.

The Sylvester Stalloeuvre: Stallone and Globus

You're the disease, and he's the cure. This week we look at Sylvester Stallone's collaborations with Golan-Globus, better known as Cannon Films, producers of the "unforgettable" Cobra and Over the Top.

The Sylvester Stalloeuvre: Stallikable

Our look at the career of Sylvester Stallone goes back and forward, looking at Sly's attempts at universal likability with his stint as a guest host on Saturday Night Live and his misbegotten country music film Rhinestone.

The Sylvester Stalloeuvre: Stallolitics

As our Stallone retrospective rolls on, we jump ahead oh so slightly to take a look at the writer-actor's political leanings in Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, Rambo, and The Expendables.

Scenes from The Dictator Press Junket

We went to the press conference for The Dictator last week, and while star Sacha Baron Cohen put on a great show in character as General Aladeen, where does the character end and the man behind it begin?

Summer Movie Preview: June Part Two

Wrapping up our look at the cinematic offerings for the month of June, we take a look at some real heavy hitters with Brave, Moonrise Kingdom, Prometheus, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Snow White and the Huntsman, Rock of Ages, and Piranha 3DD, which will undoubtedly win the box office crown for the month.