Critical Drinking 2016 We held our annual party to celebrate the 41st edition of TIFF. Here are the photos! A special thanks to Milagro Cantina for hosting our annual shindig, and to El Jimador Tequila for their sponsored cocktail, “Akira’s Tears.” 25 Years of Highway 61 Tina Hassannia revisits Bruce McDonald’s love of road movies. Visceral Horror and National Identity: Interview with Alexandra West Adam Nayman chats with Alexandra West on her new book about New French Extremity. Moonlighting as a Lover: 25 years of Nuit et jour TIna Hassannia reflects on the 25th anniversary of Chantal Akerman’s Night and Day. Hooligan Sparrow Takes Flight Alice Shih looks at the ballsy story behind Hooligan Sparrow. #PutDownThePhone, Take Down The Ad: Systemic Ableism in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation’s Button-Pressing PSA Angelo Muredda covers systemic ableism in recent popular culture — and PSAs from the Ontario Government. 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.