Person of the Week

TIFF It Girl: Jessica Chastain

You can be excused if you believe that new starlet Jessica Chastain is in every movie opening this season. The busy actress can currently be seen on the big screen in three major summer movies, including Terrence Malick’s THE TREE … Continue reading

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Canada’s Own Ryan Gosling

Ryan Gosling, the nova hot actor, is a native Canadian and the biggest film festival in his country is indulging in a bit of Gosling-fever. The actor, who grew up in southern Ontario, appears in two high profile films at … Continue reading

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Stars Are Flocking To Toronto

One will not need to look up at the skies starting next Wednesday in the Canadian metropolis of Toronto. There will be as many stars at street level (make that red carpet level) as there will be in the heavens … Continue reading

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Raul Ruiz: A Film Era Ends

An era of European filmmaking has now passed with the death last week of director Raul Ruiz. Although born in Chile, he spent most of his career working in France and in  Europe, bringing together a kind of old world … Continue reading

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Catherine Deneuve: French Film Goddess

The name itself evokes the legend. Catherine Deneuve is, by all definitions, a French film goddess. For over 50 years, she has reigned supreme as an iconic beauty, a cinema legend and a model of a particular French style of … Continue reading

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25 New Faces Of Independent Film

For this week’s choice for Person Of The Week, we focus on the plural and introduce Filmmaker Magazine’s choice for the 25 New Faces of Independent Film. For the past 14 years, the magazine’s editors have selected a group of … Continue reading

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Abel Ferrara: The Last Rebel

It is a well known trick of the trade that American artists are sometimes more appreciated outside of their home country than in it. The past two centuries are littered with the names of famous American painters, musicians, dancers and … Continue reading

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The Mournful Maturity of Miranda July

For 37-year-old performance artist, writer and filmmaker Miranda July, life is a series of lessons about loss, mortality and the inescapable feeling that time is slipping away. And yet, despite these heavy themes, her depiction of a kind of blank … Continue reading

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Rajendra Roy: Charting The Waters At MoMA

For Rajendra Roy, it’s all about the passion. Beginning his fifth year as the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of the legendary Department Of Film at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art (MoMA), Raj (as he is affectionately known by friends … Continue reading

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Errol Morris’ Tabloid Tale

Oscar winning documentarian Errol Morris has had more than his share of interesting interview subjects in his 30 year plus career, but perhaps none is quite as gonzo as the one he captures in his new film TABLOID, which opens … Continue reading

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