Since all three of this week's major releases all press screened at the same night and time during the week, here now are our reviews of the smart and funny remake of About Last Night and the astoundingly and laughably awful Winter's Tale. Also, an explanation as to why we don't have new reviews for Endless Love or Gloria, we double back on last week's never press screened Vampire Academy, we a look at Pussy Riot: A Punk Rock Prayer, which was the only new film at the Bloor this week, a special sneak at The Bloor tonight, family day offerings at The Bloor and the TIFF Bell Lightbox, and a look ahead to a Lightbox retrospective of some of Jean-Luc Godard's favourite Hollywood films starting on Thursday.
We take a look this weekend's teen oriented and teen selected TIFF Next Wave film festival, with reviews of six of this year's offerings.
For our second installment of Unsung Anniversaries we take a look back on the 20th anniversary of the decidedly less than rad Home Alone knock-off Blank Check and just how a movie like this ends up getting made in the first place.
We take a look at the second annual Toronto Black Film Festival - kicking off Tuesday and running through this Sunday evening - bringing some of the best in Black Cinema to the city, including reviews of several of this year's entries.
In the first entry of our new weekly series looking at films celebrating anniversaries this week that might otherwise go unnoticed, our film editor explains a bit about the series and takes a look at 2004's US hockey drama Miracle just in time for this year's Winter Olympics.
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.
Another solid week at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema brings a look at an offbeat Icelandic museum in The Final Member, the rise of one of basketball's most recent superstars in Linsanity, a screening of one of the best rock concert films of all time (Stop Making Sense), and a very special tribute and fundraiser for recently passed documentary icon Peter Wintonick.
The TIFF Bell Lightbox kicks off the first of a nearly year long, two part look at the works of famed filmmaker and writer Jean-Luc Godard this Thursday, one of the most passionate and fascinating figures in cinema history.
This weekend, a free retrospective of films by American photographer Robert Frank at the TIFF Bell Lightbox brings a screening of one of the rarest and most controversial rock and roll documentaries of all time: the 1972 look into the touring life of The Rolling Stones, Cocksucker Blues, a film so rare it might not be seen on the big screen (legally) in the city every again.
Our Film Editor jumps over to the TV side for several weeks to start our weekly recaps of the new (and very much worth watching) HBO series True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. What went down this week and what do we think of the first episode and where it's headed? Check it out! (Warning: Spoilers)
The Toronto Film Critics Association have announced Inside Llewyn Davis as their pick for best film of the year and announced their three finalists for Best Canadian Feature to be announced in January, Here's a look at all of the winner's from this year's voting.
Happy Cyber Monday! Or, Happy Whatever Day You Happen to Be Reading This On! Welcome to day two of the Dork Shelf Guide to Holiday Shopping, with more great ideas for the dorky dudes and ladydudes in your lives. Stay tuned for further holly, jolly gift options, or check out our previous entry in the […]
Over the next 8 days, the Dork Shelf staff takes a look at some of their picks for presents this holiday season in everything from movies to games to comics and beyond.
For the first day of our holiday gift guide, we look at some movies, games, books, and random nerdy and dorky ephemera for your loved ones and friends! New Movies: The Wolverine – Unleashed Extended Edition (3D Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray, DVD, Digital Download Combo Pack) While The Wolverine was just fine and dandy in its original […]
Dork Shelf looks at seven films from this year's line-up at the Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, a blend of fictional films, documentaries, and more, devoted to breaking down stigmas that surround mental illness and strengthening the dialogue around them.