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Bastards Review

Thanks to some great performances and Claire Denis’ always exceptional ability to mine suspense out of the purposefully vague, Bastards saves itself from needless convolution and a story that’s pretty much on the level of a late 90s American boilerplate thriller.

Fast Five: Claire Denis

Not familiar with the work of masterful French filmmaker Claire Denis? With a retrospective of her work about to kick off at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this Thursday and a new film opening this Friday, here are five great places to start and become acquainted with one of the most boundary pushing and thoughtful filmmakers working today in our new series we like to call Fast Five

Beauty In Hardship: The Works of Kevin Jerome Everson

This Thursday and Friday, the TIFF Bell Lightbox offers free screenings of shorts and features from filmmaker and artist Kevin Jerome Everson, someone incredibly adept at looking at the beauty and hardship in being a part of the modern working class.

The Turkish, Female Cinematic Rebellion

We take a look at the TIFF Bell Lightbox's series on emerging female filmmakers in Turkey - where women barely directed anything prior to 1980 and have only come into their own as artists in the past decade - and talk with series curator and TIFF programmer Rasha Salti about the films chosen, Turkey’s depiction as a land of few opportunities, how economics have impacted Turkish cinema, the transgressive art of cinema, and how the current political landscape views the country’s past.

The Loves of Leos Carax

We take a look at the upcoming retrospective of the small, but vital filmography of Leos Carax at the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Modern Love: The Films of Leos Carax.

Bros, Bras, Blunts, & Balls

With TOGA! The Reinvention of the American Comedy, the TIFF Bell Lightbox looks back on the history of the gross out, bro-down comedy with looks at three of our own personal favourites.

Let’s Take This Outside!

This summer in Toronto a whole lot of people are taking their movies outside. Here's a look at five local, summer long festivals to get you out of your sweaty apartment and out to the movies under the stars.

The Worlds of Jacques Demy

We look at the career of famed French auteur Jacques Demy on the eve of a retrospective of his works Bitter/Sweet kicks off at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

TIFF in the Closet

This Saturday, the TIFF Bell Lightbox will have a special sing-along to R. Kelly's labyrinthine Trapped in the Closet saga (the first 22 parts, anyway). But what is it that makes this kitschy R&B phenomenon so popular?

TIFF Kids Around

We take a look inside this years TIFF Kids showcase, including several of the films being screened and a look at some of the other great events for the whole family (and especially, you know, the kids) going down at the TIFF Bell Lightbox from April 9th to the 21st.

March Break Heroes at TIFF

Just in time for March Break, the TIFF Bell Lightbox has arranged a selection of superheroes and comic book saviours for your viewing pleasure.

Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2013

We take a look at the Toronto edition of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival (kicking off this Tuesday at the TIFF Bell Lightbox) and a trio of the films showing: Academy Award nominee No, Camp 14: Total Control Zone, and The Act of Killing.

Packaged Goods: Artful Animation

Taking a look at the latest instalment of the TIFF Bell Lightbox's Packaged Goods series - showcasing the best in short form commercials and music videos - with a focus on animation this time out.

Daughters of the Dust

In honour of the start of the TIFF Bell Lightbox's L.A. Rebellion black cinema retrospective this week, Brandon Bastaldo takes a look back at one of the most groundbreaking films ever made by a black woman, Julie Dash's Daughters of the Dust