Guillermo del Toro

Crimson Peak Review

Crimson Peak offers up more proof that Guillermo del Toro is one of the most exciting filmmakers in the business.

Interview: Jesse Wente on Studio Ghibli

We talk to TIFF Bell Lightbox Head of Film Programming (and massive dork at heart) Jesse Wente about round 2 of the Lightbox's now comprehensive look at the films of Studio Ghibli. We also talk about what the films mean to him, the iconography behind My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies, hidden gems in the program people might not be aware of, how the films of Studio Ghibli encompass the very goals the TIFF Bell Lightbox strives towards as an organization, and why he’s honoured to be a part of this showcase of films by not only a great filmmaker, but one of the greatest artists the world has ever known.

Pacific Rim Review

Despite a cliche, overly melodramatic story and grating comedic relief characters, Pacific Rim is still a more than worthy summer blockbuster.

Contest: Win a copy of MAMA on DVD!

Enter for a chance to win one of five copies of Mama on DVD courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films. One lucky grand prize winner will also receive a mini-poster signed by producer Guillermo del Toro and actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau!

Mama Review

Deceptively simple, but effective on the surface, Mama has a lot more depth than one would expect thanks to sharp writing and a great lead performance from Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain. It revives the "creepy child" horror movie from the jaws of tedium.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Review

While dividing Tolkien's most childish and thinnest material into three films seems like a strange decision, Peter Jackson makes it mostly work with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which still manages to be a lot of fun. That new high-frame rate 3D? Not so much.