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12 O’Clock Boys

Lotfy Nathan’s dedication and Pug’s charm makes 12 O’Clock Boys an exceptional experience. Filled with brilliant shots of young African-Americans gracefully performing wheelies in the streets of Baltimore…… read more

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

“Blue Is The Warmest Colour”: Teenaged Adele, a pretty and smart high school student, who loves literature is immediately intrigued when she sees blue haired Emma, walking nonchalantly with her arm around another girl in one of the main public squares in Lille, France.… read more

Dallas Buyer’s Club

Dallas Buyers Club takes the viewer on a dark but fascinating journey into the early days of AIDS. The great performances by Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto make this trip worth taking. Jean-Marc Vallée has scored an Indie hit with this film.
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12 Years A Slave

12 Years A Slave is about Solomon Northup, a freeman living with his wife and children in Saratoga, New York in 1841 is kidnapped by two white men posing as circus promoters and sold into slavery in Louisiana.… read more

Captain Phillips

Captain Rich Phillips, a career seaman, signs on to take the Maersk Alabama across the horn of Africa with a cargo of food assembled by humanitarians, but his ship’s journey is impeded by the terrifying arrival of Somali pirates.… read more

Bastards (Les salauds)

In the film Bastards, Jacques, a shoe-manufacturer clearly in despair, commits suicide on a rainswept Parisian evening. A young woman found naked and bleeding on the street turns out to be his teenaged daughter Justine. What brought on this tragedy?… read more

TIFF 2013: Final Weekend

This is the final weekend for TIFF 2013, which is the perfect time for a summing up of what has transpired in cinemas, on red carpets, in parties and at Bell Lightbox over the course of the past week.… read more

TIFF Report #3: Are The Stars Out Tonight?

TIFF 2013 Report: TIFF starts on Thursday and the din will grow from offices and a few select cinemas to the whole downtown area of Toronto. It’s estimated that over 100 parties will occur over the ten days of the festival ranging from the opening night festivities at Maple Leaf Square at York Street and Bremner Boulevard.… read more

TIFF Report – Special Presentations

TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) divides its film selections into a number of programmes— Galas, Masters, Wavelengths, TIFF Docs, Contemporary World Cinema, Short Cuts Canada and others. One of my favourites has the blandest title, Special Presentations. What does it … read more

TIFF Report

Marc Glassman brings you TIFF Report- a behind the scene look at what is in store for this year at the festival.… read more