Features archive

FIPRESCI Diary: Toronto International Film Festival

September 8, 2014

Thom Ernst details the initial experience as a member of the TIFF FIPRESCI jury.

What makes a Master?

September 6, 2014

Of all the programs at the Toronto International Film Festival, Masters is at once the most rarified and the most difficult to define, Adam Nayman writes.

Why Can’t Every Day Be Bill Murray Day?

September 5, 2014

Phil Brown expresses his fondness for the man TIFF created a day for.

FIPRESCI Diary: Festival des Films du Monde, part two

September 4, 2014

Jake Howell sums up his experience at the Festival des Films du Monde.


Members of the Toronto Film Critics Association pick the films they’re most looking forward to at TIFF this year. The rules? There were no rules. Jason Anderson A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence (Roy Andersson): Every six or seven years, Andersson returns with a film that somehow gathers together all the misery […]

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.