TFCA Awards Gala 2015 Our annual Awards Gala was held on January 5th, 2016, at the historic The Carlu in downtown Toronto. Watch the highlight reel, and take a look at some of the photos! Photo credit: George Pimentel In Memoriam: Michael Cimino (1939—2016) Surveying the career of the late Michael Cimino, Phil Brown finds a tragic arc in the man (and his hubris). In Memoriam: Abbas Kiarostami (1940 – 2016) Peter Howell reflects on the work of Abbas Kiarostami, and when he first saw Taste of Cherry at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. Festival Diary: the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival As coffee and tech lovers know, Seattle is Oz. And its long-running film festival is a big part of the Emerald City’s appeal. A Man, A Film, A Canal: Panama’s 5th International Festival Brian D. Johnson reports from the 5th Panama International Festival, where his film Al Purdy Was Here screened. Fear Itself: An Interview with Charlie Lyne Adam Nayman chats with documentary filmmaker Charlie Lyne about his new project, “Fear Itself.” The 18th RiverRun Film Festival Jason Gorber reports from the 18th RiverRun film festival in North Carolina. Anatomy of Criticism: A. O. Scott on his profession, his new book, and everything in between Brian D. Johnson interviews A. O. Scott on his new book, “Better Living Through Criticism.” Best-Laid Pans: Critic v Critic on “Batman v Superman” Did critics “watch helplessly” as Batman v Superman took down the box office? Peter Howell responds.