2013 TFCA Awards Gala

Watch all the highlights from the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 17th annual Awards, held January 7, 2014 at the Carlu in Toronto.

The rhythm of my life: Lina Rodriguez’s Señoritas

by Kiva Reardon At first, it’s hard to get a beat on Colombian-born and Toronto-based Lina Rodriguez’s debut Señoritas. The film is comprised of long, exploratory takes, which encourage an observational curiosity in the life and sexual conquests of our listless protagonist, 20-something Bogotá resident Alejandra (María Serrano). It’s never clear when each scene will end and […]

TIFF: Forwards, Backwards, and Every Which Way

“The first time I went to Toronto International Film Festival, it wasn’t even called the Toronto International Film Festival. It was the Festival of Festivals, held along Bloor Street in a handful of Toronto theatres–the Uptown, the Cumberland, the Varsity, the Bloor.”

Welcome to Long Takes

Long Takes is a series that highlights topics in film writing that’s everything outside film criticism. From Long Takes, expect articles on film retrospectives, trend pieces, notes on Toronto, events, film culture and local film history, festival reports, interviews and profiles (on actors, other critics, film programmers, and so on).