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From the man who brought us Clerks, Chasing Amy, Jersey Girl, and a bazillion hours of podcasting comes the most delightfully insane film.

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Let’s start out with sorry. You ever have a moment where everything just stops and a few days later you realise the world around you kept going??? Well that just happened to me. Between the last couple days of TIFF and returning to Jamaica I’ve had my brain on complete

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As if it needed another boost, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award. The runners-up were Stephen Frears’ Philomena and Denis Villeneuve’s Prisoners. Expect the latter to be the big ticket this weekend as its only new competition comes in the form of

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Today was a day of firsts. Today was the first time I watched a shorts cuts programme at TIFF (liked 6 of the 7 shorts shown), I saw my first Miyazaki film on the big screen and generally had a great weird time. I am not going to mention my

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If I just used this introductory paragraph to discuss how weird the weather has been in Toronto I could go on for a while. It’s just downright weird. But let’s get in to the TIFF movies from today. GABRIELLE (dir. Louise Archambault) Is love inherent? When do you limit it?

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It’s as if I brought my Jamaican weather to Toronto today as it was searingly hot outside, which made for a great day inside to watch movies. THE UNKNOWN KNOWN (dir. Errol Morris) This is not the 9/11 Pentagon tell all. This isn’t a bad thing, it is just a

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We Oscar obsessives discuss the Academy Awards throughout the year, but the Toronto International Film Festival kicks off what we refer to as the Oscar season – and with good reason, as we have lots of ground to cover this week. Bill Condon’s The Fifth Estate kicked off the fest with

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Today was a light day for me with a couple of films followed by an amazing meet-up with a ton of local cinephiles and TIFF goers at a pub around the corner. It’s nothing but smiles and joy here at TIFF 2013… THE DOG (dir. Allison Berg & Frank Keraudren) In

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After yesterday’s muggy day today was a bright warm morning where I hated myself for walking out to start the day with jacket in hand. The jacket just became a personal carry-on luggage that I didn’t need and I hated that. This should be one my few early mornings and

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A rainy day in Toronto started with me at the Bloor Cinema, eating udon noodles in china town and then eventually capping off with South Korean animation and Eli Roth’s latest horror delight. PALO ALTO (dir. Gia Coppola) The film based on a series of short stories written by James

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Day 2 of TIFF is now over and while my number of events/screenings has decreased from yesterday I will soon begin my craziness – before the weekend is over I hope to add another 10 films into my “watched” column. So here’s today’s offerings: SOUTHCLIFFE (dir. Sean Durkin) In a

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I’ve completed my first day of TIFF-ing and it’s great to be back in Toronto seeing the films enjoy their moment. I started by picking up my tickets at the box office, I’m now up to 39 screenings in 11 days planned. Here’s today’s offerings: TIM’S VERMEER (dir. Teller) In

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The Oscar race won’t really begin for another few weeks, but given some recent developments – an infamous name change being among them – I figured I’d go ahead and resume Oscar Watching. Even before the Toronto International Film Festival kicks into gear, I’ve had to revise quite a few

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When you think of film and time-travel there are a lot of movies that come to mind: The Time Machine, Back to the Future, The Terminator and Primer to name a few. Rian Johnson (Brick and The Brothers Bloom) has decided to throw his hat in with the sub-genre and while I will not say that it redefines it, it definitely uses the ideas that have already been established by the films that came before it and adds a twist on it to create one of the most enjoyable science-fiction experiences you’ll see this year.

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Looper, which you can read my glowing review here, is a film about assassins who kill people sent back in time to them from the future. One day Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is sent his older self, played by Bruce Willis, and he gets free causing a series of crazed cat

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At Any Price, directed by award-winner Ramin Bahrani and starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron, and may be the worst movie by the best director here at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.

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