If you're looking for key works in the realm of arthouse cinema, Bil Antoniou and ThatShelf.com writers Pat Mullen, Rachel West, Colin Biggs and Barbara Goslawski have looked through the Channel's Permanent Gallery and put together list and reasons for why you should start with these.
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.
It's hard to review the North American, Weinstein approved cut of Wong Kar Wai's The Grandmaster since the half hour or so that's been cut from the film leave it feeling disjointed, but it's still a great kung fu, historical romance from one of the world's finest filmmakers.
Enter for a chance to win one of ten pairs of passes to an advance screening of the martial arts epic The Grandmaster in Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, or Winnipeg, on Thursday, August 22nd, courtesy of Dork Shelf and eOne Films.
This week's archival home entertainment column takes a look at some real heavy hitters with Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train, Wong Kar Wai's In the Mood for Love, Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire, the campy Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, and director's cuts of both Frank Oz's Little Shop of Horrors and the Al Pacino ham-fest The Devil's Advocate.