A Beginner’s Guide to Studio Ghibli

With the return of TIFF's retrospective of the works of Studio Ghibli returning to the Lightbox starting this Thursday (and running to January 3rd), lets look back at our Beginner's Guide to the works of possibly the best animation studio operating today.

The Dork Shelf Guide to TIFF 2013

Here it is! Your one-stop guide to all of our reviews, interviews, and features for anything and everything involving the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Keep checking back throughout the day as new reviews, interviews, and features are being added all the time!

The Nic Cage Project: Wild at Heart

To celebrate TIFF’s ongoing Bangkok Dangerous: The Cinema Of Nicolas Cage series, Alan Jones has resurrected his retrospective of the actor’s work entitled The Nic Cage Project. In this edition, Jones analyzes David Lynch's violent road trip Wild at Heart – playing tonight at the Lightbox.

Futurama Trivia Set to Debut at Gladstone

Starting a new season of trivia, Woo Hoo! Simpsons Trivia will be matched by its closest living relative: Futurama. "You Guessed It! You Can't Unguess It! Futurama Trivia" premieres Tuesday, September 27th at 8:00pm in the Melody Bar of the Gladstone Hotel for anyone willing to take their trivia know-how into the year 3000.

A Dork’s Guide To
Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche is upon Toronto once again. The all-night urban art extravaganza, which spans most of downtown, has some extraordinary exhibits this year, but there is also no shortage of boring and pretentious bullshit. It's going to be cold out there tonight, so make the most it! Here are some dorky things that are well worth checking out:

Toronto After Dark Film Festival Announces First 8 Titles

The Toronto After Dark Film Festival showcases the best in horror, cult and sci-fi films from around the world.  The festival has announced the first 8 titles on this year’s schedule, and there are some great ones. Trick ‘R’ Treat (Dir. Michael Dougherty, USA) Grace (Dir. Paul Solet, Canada) Vampire Girl vs Frankenstein Girl (Dir. […]

Ubisoft to Open Toronto Studio

French developer Ubisoft announced plans to open a major game development studio in Toronto.  Ubisoft Montreal CEO Yannis Mallat; who will head the new Toronto studio, held a press conference earlier today with Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty to make the announcement.  The provincial government is set to invest $263 million over 10 years with Ubisoft […]

Art-O-Bot: Oeming, Manupul, and Reilly

What is Art-O-Bot? Quite simply they’re a series of profiles of comic book artists, our way of helping you discover new and talented local artists, as well as highlighting the great work being done by established artists. Any comic artist qualifies, though we hope to focus on artists in Toronto and Canada.  We’ll do our […]

Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus Trailer

Once in a while a film so stupid and at the same time so incredibly awesome will come along that you know you have to see it.  What do you get when you mix B-movie icon Lorenzo Lamas and 80’s pop star Debbie Gibson with humongous prehistoric sea creatures? Well that’s easy: you get the […]

Shock and Awe: The Grindhouse Experience Returns to The Fox Theatre

The Fox Theatre recently announced that the all-night grindhouse marathon Shock and Awe will be returning next month. The event starts on June 13th at 11:30 and runs until 10:30 the next day. The event will feature some amazingly bad/awesome films from the 60’s through the 80’s all presented in 35mm, including Swinging Pussycats, Hell’s Angels […]

Ryerson University Film Festival at The Royal

The Ryerson University Film Festival is an annual showcase for graduating students of the School of Image Arts in Toronto.  The festival features many films, including the thesis works completed by students in their final year. The festival is a great opportunity to check out some up and coming local filmmakers.  One such local filmmaker […]