Features archive

It’s Not A Documentary: Frank Sidebottom and the film inspired by his life

August 28, 2014

Jim Slotek writes on how a feature film tends to become the de facto “record” of someone’s life.

FIPRESCI Diary: Festival des Films du Monde, part one

Jake Howell writes about the 38th Festival des Films du Monde, an event in a unique state of flux.

The rhythm of my life: Lina Rodriguez’s Señoritas

August 21, 2014

Kiva Reardon speaks to Lina Rodriguez about her film Señoritas.

TIFF: Forwards, Backwards, and Every Which Way

August 14, 2014

“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.”

We’re Just Here For the Bad Guys: an interview with Matt Johnson

August 7, 2014

Jake Howell caught up with Matt Johnson to talk about his life and momentum post-The Dirties, his new project Operation Avalanche, and what it was like to receive the love of Toronto film critics.

Centre of Gravity: An Interview with Corinn Columpar

July 31, 2014

Adam Nayman speaks with Corinn Columpar, new director of the University of Toronto’s Cinema Studies Institute.

Counter Careerism: The Films of Sara Driver

July 24, 2014

When it comes to careers, Sara Driver’s proves the old adage of quality of quantity.

Long Takes: A world without blurbs

July 17, 2014

Jason Anderson reflects on the thousands of reviews, features and columns he hammered out for Eye Weekly and The Grid.

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).

The top five films of 2014, so far

June 4, 2014

With June marking the halfway point of the year, our members weigh in on the films that have resonated in the past six months.