Die Hard? Gremlins? Batman Returns? What makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie? Does a song have to be Christmas-themed to become a holiday classic? Here are five unlikely music moments that have helped define alternative Christmas movies.
Cinemas are offering a lot more than just Die Hard and It's a Wonderful Life screenings this month (though there are plenty of those as well). See it all in December's Toronto screening calendar!
Read this article to find out which movies you should go out to buy or rent in preparation for Christmas.
Love watching older films on the big screen? We've got your comprehensive guide to all the repertory screenings happening in Toronto this month!
This week James and Yaw wanted to do something special for the season: a reimagining of the holiday classic Home Alone!
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.
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema closes out their programming year with the stunning and thoughtful Expedition to the End of the World and the problematic Maidentrip. We also look at a bunch of special screenings happening over the holiday season, including the quadruple-feature of holiday classics going down today!
A trio of new films hit The Bloor this week: Jingle Bell Rock is a well made bit of holiday nostalgia. The Italian Character can never quite find an even handed way of showcasing one of the world's best orchestras. And InRealLife is a well made, but oddly fear mongering look at how teenagers approach the internet.
Dork Shelf talks to Patrick Read Johnson about his long in the works autobiographical film 5-25-77 and it's long road to the big screen despite being a small film about how he got started as a filmmaker growing up in small town Illinois. Johnson opens up about growing disillusioned with the studio system (working with John Hughes on Baby's Day Out, turning down the chance to do Home Alone, and the troubled post production on Angus), the good along the way, and bringing his work-in-progress film to the TIFF Next Wave Festival this weekend.