To wrap up the week, we talk about some places in Toronto where you can get together to watch the Oscars tomorrow, we look ahead to next week's Canadian Screen Awards, we look at two TIFF Bell Lightbox series about books and food on film, and talk a little bit about how TIFF's Paul Verhoeven retrospective is just starting to get really good.
This week brings out some heavy hitters at the video store including Life of Pi, The Master, Hitchcock, Smashed, Playing for Keeps, This Must be the Place, and A Late Quartet.
Enter for a chance to win one of two copies of the Oscar winning Life of Pi on Blu-Ray, courtesy of Dork Shelf and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Our Film and Arts Editor counts down his top 25 films of the year.
Life Of Pi is an undeniably impressive film-going experience that delivers both the visceral thrills and subtler joys to be found in any great movie. To pretend it’s perfect would be unfair though. As grounded as diretctor Ang Lee and his cast try make the story, there’s no denying that this is a stylized allegorical fantasy with all of the potential audience alienation that implies.