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Because we are running out of space on the main page, we're letting the review for two of our recent festival favourites bunk up together on their Toronto debuts. The family drama Lore from TIFF 2012 deals with one young girl protecting her siblings in light of her parents sins. Hava Nagila: The Movie is a lighthearted and fun doc from this year's Toronto Jewish Film Festival about the history of the only song needed to get any Jewish party in full swing.
We talk to the directorial team behind the Canadian film I Declare War about recapturing the essence of playing the most epic and out of hand game of capture the flag with 12 year olds and why psychological warfare is far more damaging to kids than any bullet is likely to be.
We talk with award winning first time feature filmmaker Jason Buxton about his drama Blackbird, his research into the lives of at risk youth, his struggles to make the film with his own vision in mind, and the sometimes frustrating casting process.
We take a look at seven of the films playing at this year's TIFF Next Wave festival: Fame High, 5-25-77, Bushido Sixteen, Earthbound, Otelo Burning, Ghost Graduation, and Family Weekend.
With TIFF announcing the line-up for it's 12th annual Canada's Top Ten series in January, we take a look at their choices to represent the best of the Great White North in 2012.
Can you imagine going to the theatre to play a game in tandem with the audience on a regular basis? RENGA gave life to the concept at TIFF Nexus. Dork Shelf's Eric wonders: can theatrical gaming become the next big form of live entertainment?
John Sear and Adam Russel turn spectators into participants (and guinea pigs) at TIFF Nexus on a multiplayer ride with Renga, a game the audience plays in unison on the big screen.
For our final round-up of TIFF 2012 reviews we take a look at some great stuff yet to come and some films we're doubling back on with reviews for The Paperboy, Song for Marion, Frances Ha, Room 237, The ABCs of Death, Ghost Graduation, The We and the I, Imogene, Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, Outrage Beyond, Come Out and Play, The Lesser Blessed, and The Bay.
Following a much earned day off from posting that saw us watching even more movies and preparing more interviews, we return with part 8 of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Lords of Salem, Zaytoun, Reality, Passion, Byzantium, The Act of Killing, The Suicide Shop, and Hellbenders.
A new week begins and we're still covering the films of TIFF 2012! Today: Cloud Atlas, Quartet, The Impossible, Spring Breakers, Everyday, Writers, In the House, and iLL Manors
Since we don't get days off on weeks like this, here's part five of our TIFF 2012 coverage with looks at The Place Beyond the Pines, Seven Psychopaths, Hotel Transylvania, A Royal Affair, Thermae Romae, Smashed, Rebelle, and Laurence Anyways.
Day four of our TIFF 2012 coverage rolls on with the festival's second day and looks at Argo, The Company You Keep, West of Memphis, At Any Price, Berberian Sound Studio, Imagine, and All That Matters is Past.
With opening day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival now upon us, Dork Shelf's coverage rolls on with looks at Stories We Tell, On the Road, The Hunt, Peddlers, Tower, Lore, 90 Minutes, and Blackbird.
Day two of our TIFF 2012 coverage rolls on with looks at Anna Karenina, The Iceman, Antiviral, No, Amour, The Sapphires, Pusher, The Secret Disco Revolution, and What Richard Did.