Critical Drinking 2015 We held a party before TIFF’s 40th anniversary kicked off, and it was grand. Take a peek at the photos! A special thanks to Milagro Cantina for hosting our annual shindig. Photo credit: Kara Dillon Werewolves (and Witches and Elephant Men) of London: British Gothic Cinema at TIFF Just in time for Halloween, Adam Nayman writes about TIFF’s “Gothic: The Dark Heart of Film” series. Ice is Nice: 2015 Reykjavik International Film Festival Jason Gorber reports from the 2015 Reykjavik International Film Festival. The President Makes A Movie: An Interview With Brian D. Johnson Norm Wilner interviews Brian D. Johnson, TFCA President, on Johnson’s debut documentary Al Purdy Was Here. Auteurs de Force: Sam Peckinpah and Michael Cimino at Locarno 68 Locarno 68’s retrospectives on Sam Peckinpah and Michael Cimino has Adam Nayman looking back. Fantasia 2015: Like Summer Camp, But For Cinephiles Back from Montreal, Jason Gorber chats about the highlights at this year’s Fantasia Fest. Locarno 68: The Kids Are Alright Adam Nayman reflects on being a Critics’ Academy mentor at the 68th Locarno Film Festival. MDFF Presents: Programming the Unprogrammed Adam Nayman spoke with the curators of MDFF Presents, a monthly programme that highlights some great films previously undistributed in Toronto. The Conversation of Cinema: Champions and Critics As Jason Gorber writes, critics may not be awarding any Palme d’Ors, but they can champion a film until it reaches a similar status.