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Fast Five: Jim Jarmusch’s Cinema of Cool

In honour of the TIFF Bell Lightbox kicking off a retrospective dedicated to one of America's best filmmakers this week, we count down our five favourite films from the reigning king of indie coolness, Jim Jarmusch.

The Original Buzz is Back

The original and iconic thriller The Texas Chain Saw Massacre was recently restored with 4K digital picture and 7.1 sound for its week long engagement at The Royal in Toronto starting today, and here's how it was done.

Shorts Weather

Beat the heat with some shorts as the Shorts That Are Not Pants screening series returns to the Carlton in Toronto this Thursday.

20 Sleeper Hits You Can Rent for Free from Bay Street Video

Our film editor was asked to contribute to a list of dozens of "sleeper hits" that can currently be rented free of charge from Bay Street Video in Toronto. Given the vague definition of the term, here is why he chose his films on the list and gives recommendations for other films to pair alongside the free rentals.

The Highs and (not quite) Lows of Orson Welles

This week, the TIFF Bell Lightbox brings audiences a mini-retrospective of films from famed and controversial American auteur Orson Welles (including a never before seen in Canada early work) that shows the man was more than just Citizen Kane and his sad late career selling out.

Fast Five: Best Bets for CMW’s 2014 Film Line-Up (and How to Win Tickets!)

Not only are we counting down the five best movies to see from this year's Canadian Music Week film selections, but we're also giving away tickets to see them on us! Check out this year's must sees (including a new Alex Gibney documentary, a look at Elliot Smith, the latest film with Michael Fassbender in a giant paper mache head, and more) and how to win tickets to each of the films we're showcasing!

Focus on Images Festival 2014

We take a look at some of the many highlights from this year's Toronto Images Festival, one of the most exciting times of the year for fine arts in Canada since the late 80s.

Interview: John Mitchell

Back in 1987 the Warren Beatty and Dustin Hoffman comedy Ishtar became one of the most infamous box office disasters and critically reviled films of all time. But what if the movie itself was ahead of its time and not actually that bad? Filmmaker John Mitchell aims to answer that question with his documentary Waiting for Ishtar, which has recently started an IndieGoGo campaign to help with post-production. We chat with the filmmaker about the history of one of the most misunderstood moves of all time.

Focus on TIFF Kids 2014

Now that the teens and adults have had their run of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, we take a look at some of this year's best bets and special events happening at the 2014 TIFF Kids International Film Festival, which kicks off today.

The Multifarious Cinema of Matias Pineiro

Blending love for both cinema and classic literature, 31 year old Argentinian filmmaker Matías Piñeiro is the rightful recipient of a TIFF Bell Lightbox retrospective (starting this Thursday) with only a small handful of films under his belt because no one else in the world is making films like these.

53 Hot Tickets at Hot Docs 2014

We asked an assortment of 50 people - film writers, filmmakers, professors, film programmers, and patrons - to give us their top picks for this year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival and here are the 53 front runners for this year's must see films.