Features archive

MDFF Presents: Programming the Unprogrammed

July 2, 2015

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

June 11, 2015

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.

Festival Diary: the 68th Cannes Film Festival

May 23, 2015

Jake Howell writes from the 68th Cannes Film Festival, where critical reactions have been all over the place.

Jury Road: Joel and Ethan Coen

May 14, 2015

Adam Nayman writes on one of cinema’s most curious responsibilities: presiding over a Cannes jury.

It’s National Canadian Film Day!

April 29, 2015

Jason Gorber chats with Jack Blum and Sharon Corder of Reel Canada about the 2nd annual National Canadian Film Day.

Festival Diary: The 29th Fribourg International Film Festival

April 10, 2015

José Teodoro writes about his time as the FIPRESCI jury president at the 29th Fribourg International Film Festival.

Staging Ambiguity: A Conversation with Olivier Assayas

April 9, 2015

José Teodoro sat down with Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas to talk of theatre and film, of Ingmar Bergman, and of Juliette Binoche and acting. (Minor spoilers ahead.)

On The Right Track: David Robert Mitchell’s “It Follows”

March 26, 2015

As Adam Nayman writes, there’s another meaning to It Follows – in just his second feature, Mitchell is chasing the greats.

Festival Diary: the 15th Kingston Canadian Film Festival

March 9, 2015

Thom Ernst reflects on the 15th Kingston Canadian Film Festival, which saw a 21% attendance increase from 2014.

Pros at Cons

February 27, 2015

Adam Nayman writes about the frustrating industrial paradox of con man movies: they’re predicated on misdirection, but movie marketing can’t be elliptical or evasive.