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Taking a Look at TIFF: Contemporary World Cinema

The Contemporary World Cinema at the Toronto International Film Festival is often my favourite programme. You can travel around the world and through time. It’s also a bonanza of gems that could disappear if not seen here. So many of…

Riot Fest Part 2

It seemed as though the later part of Riot Fest became playtime for grownups, either the parents who suffered through the all ages first day events, or those who had a rockin Saturday night and didn’t stir from home before…

Riot Fest Part 1

Last weekend Toronto’s Fort York played host to legendary travelling music festival Riot Fest. Founded in 2005, Riot Fest was meant to be a music fest created and curated by music fans, for music fans.  In its first year the…

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Jobs Better off Jobless

Jobs, a biopic on Steve Jobs, would have been more aptly titled had this movie been called Apple, because it was more of a CV with the company’s milestones tapped into it than it was about the man. What I…

Music for the Masses comes to Toronto

Last Friday the Music for the Masses music festival took over three iconic Queen West bars, with incredible results. The brainchild of Francisco Giuseppe (Zed Productions), MFTM is already a familiar event to the music loving residents of Thunder Bay….

What Was: Latitude Festival, Sunday Review

Sunday morning’s hangover was cured by eggs, beans and Bobby Womack’s soulful voice resonating throughout the grounds. The 69-year-old revered soul singer appeared Sunday afternoon donned in a red leather suit and matching cap awakening the crowd from their drained…

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Taking a Look at TIFF: Masters

The Masters programme at TIFF showcasing the latest from some of the world’s most influential arthouse filmmakers. Closed Curtain: From director Jafar Panahi, Closed Curtain is about a politically persecuted Iranian who is still under house arrest and banned from filmmaking for…