TIFF Bell Lightbox

Woah. Keanu.

In honour of his first (and possibly only) retrospective at the TIFF Bell Lightbox (starting this Friday), Andrew Parker and Phil Brown take a look at some of the selected works of the one and only Mr. Keanu Reeves.

The Original Django

In honour of the release of Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained, the TIFF Bell Lightbox in Toronto begins a run of the original 1966 Sergio Corbucci directed and Franco Nero starring film that gave the world one of the most iconic figures in the Western genre. Here's a look back at a bleak and bloody masterwork that inspired countless knock off and homages, including Tarantino's

Countdown to Armageddon with TIFF

Time to gear up for the end of the world, and thankfully the TIFF Bell Lightbox has all your post-Apocalyptic film-going/research needs covered.

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.

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.

Magnificent Obsession at TIFF

Often forgotten about among cinephiles, the TIFF Bell Lightbox looks at the works of influential German New Wave director Werner Schroeder in the retrospective Magnificent Obsession, running from November 8th through December 9th.

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.

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.

Dial M for Murder

It probably doesn’t need a review or a re-evaluation of any kind (which is why this isn’t really classified as a review), so consider this a message to all of you in Toronto that Alfred Hitchcock’s wonderful Dial M for Murder will be screening at the TIFF Bell Lightbox this week in its original 3D, albeit digitally projected with a pristine 4K restoration. For those of you who don’t live in Toronto or those who want to own it, you can buy the 3D Blu-ray on October 9th. But might we persuade you, though, to go see it on the big screen?

Zizek & Anderson: The Master and The Master

On the evening of his appearance at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to present the third part in his Pervert's Guide to Cinema series, we take a look at the work of psychoanalyst and philosopher Slavoj Zizek and how his theories can lead to deciphering what many believe to be one of the most obtuse films of the year: Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master.

X-Men Master Gordon Smith at TIFF

We got a chance to get a preview of the TIFF Bell Lightbox's newest film related exhibit taking a look at the work of X-Men make-up effects artist and Ontario native Gordon Smith and talked to him briefly about his own origins and working with Bryan Singer.

What About Cannibal Ferox?

We take a look at the controversial 1981 Amazon cannibal film Cannibal Ferox in advance of it's special screening at Toronto's TIFF Bell Lightbox this Monday night with festival programmer Colin Geddes and director Eli Roth presenting.

CineFranco at a Glance

We take a look at three of the features playing at the CineFranco festival starting today. One of them is pretty decent. The other two have some problems.