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TIFF’s Top Ten for Canada

With TIFF announcing the line-up for it's 12th annual Canada's Top Ten series in January, we take a look at their choices to represent the best of the Great White North in 2012.

This Week in DVD: 12/4/12

Looking ahead at the holiday DVD and Blu-ray shopping season, we don't like much of what we see, including Men in Black III, Hope Springs, Ted, The Bourne Legacy, Lawless, and The Odd Life of Timothy Green, but the post-apocalyptic thriller The Day is better than it has any right to be, Laurence Anyways is an exceptional Canadian film, and there's also that Batman movie from that really famous director guy.

The New Old:
Nothing But Classics

Just in time for your Black Friday holiday shopping sprees, Phil Brown takes a look at some of the biggest classics for film buffs and genre buffs that are currently on Blu-ray retailer shelves: Lawrence of Arabia, E.T., They Live, Dark Star, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Sunset Boulevard, and Rosemary's Baby,

The Art and Style of Bond

We take a look inside the TIFF Bell Lightbox's Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style exhibit looking at all things shaken and stirred, and we talk with head of Lightbox Film Programming Jesse Wente about bringing the exhibit to Toronto and some of his personal favourites from the exhibit.

This Week in DVD: 11/13/12

This week on DVD Pixar's Brave and the re-boot of The Amazing Spider-man both take aim for home entertainment superiority. We also take a look at the underrated holiday heartwarmer Arthur Christmas, the apocalyptic comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, and two cheesy direct to DVD action films: one that has Bruce Willis and the other with Steve Austin and Steven Segal.

The New Old: The Master of Suspense

Universal has released a collection of most of Alfred Hitchcocks' most notable films. It's light on special features, but still an excellent and good looking set. Here's a look back at the man with the most famous silhouette and a taste for murder.

Nine Non-Bonds at the Lightbox

In honour of the release of the latest 007 adventure, the TIFF Bell Lightbox takes a look at some of the other spy thrillers that came out of the legacy of James Bond in Beyond Bond: The Other Secret Agents.

TIFF’s Birth of a Villain

Keeping with today's Halloween theme while looking ahead to next month, we take a look at and talk to Twitch's Todd Brown about his upcoming Birth of a Villain series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, tracing the history iconic horror movie villains of the 70s and 80s.

Richard Crouse is Raising Hell

CTV and Newstalk 1010 personality and critic Richard Crouse takes a look at late British maverick director Ken Russell's controversial 1971 film The Devils in his insightful new book, Raising Hell

The Creepshows of George A. Romero

In honour of a series at the TIFF Bell Lightbox based around his work, we take a look at the career of famed horror director George A. Romero aside from just the films he made about the walking dead.

Focus on Planet in Focus

We take a look at some of the selections for this year's thirteenth annual Planet in Focus Environmental Film festival, running this October 10th through the 14th at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox, including the opening night film Lost Rivers and the much buzzed about Future Weather.

The New Old: Bond from 1982 to 2012

We finish up our in-depth look at the BOND 50 Blu-ray box set this Thanksgiving with a look at the British super spy from 1982's Octopussy through to 2008's Quantum of Solace. Our film and arts editor ranks his films from best to worst at the end, and so do you with a list of our Dork Shelf readers' favourites ranked in terms of votes as to which was the best.

The New Old: Bond from 1962 to 1981

In honour of Global James Bond Day, we take a look at the first half of the Bond 50 Blu-ray box set and take a look at the UK's biggest cinematic export from Dr. No through For Your Eyes Only.

The New Old: The Monster Mash

Just in time to kick off October, we sit down with the brand new Blu-ray release of the Universal Classic Monsters Essential Collection to look at Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, The Bride of Frankenstein, The Wold Man, The Phantom of the Opera, and The Creature from the Black Lagoon