TIFF 2013: Violent First Trailer for Russian Crime Thriller BREAK LOOSE (Now With English Subs)

It's Russian government billy clubs-a-plenty in the first trailer for the latest from The Edge director Alexey Uchitel. From its opening scene featuring a gritty, take-no-prisoners gang brawl inside a hot and sweaty Russian nightclub, Alexey Uchitel's new crime... More »

TIFF 2013: Dazzling Poster Arrives for WE GOTTA GET OUT OF THIS PLACE

One film that's generating a good amount of pre-TIFF buzz is the Hawkins brothers' Texas teen heist thriller We Gotta Get Out Of This Place. Now the awesome-sounding flick has got a gorgeous poster to go along with it, painted... More »

Watch A Second Teaser For Kim Ki-duk's Controversial MOEBIUS

Kim Ki-duk's latest has been stirring up controversy for weeks now and with Moebius soon to unspool in both Venice and Toronto it won't take long before we know what all the fuss has been about. And, heck, if you... More »
By Todd Brown   

Drafthouse Films Nabs North American Rights For Sono Sion's WHY DON'T YOU GO PLAY IN HELL?

With only a couple weeks to go before Sono Sion's latest film Why Don't You Go Play In Hell? starts to bow at international festivals around the world, including here in Toronto during the Midnight Madness program at TIFF, Drafthouse... More »

Watch The Trailer For Kim Ki-duk's MOEBIUS

South korean director Kim Ki-duk has never been a stranger to controversy but even by his standards Moebius has had a difficult trip to the screen. Effectively banned in Korea, the original version of the picture has undergone significant changes... More »
By Todd Brown   

Spike Jonze And Irffan Khan Heading To Toronto As Part Of The Mavericks Program

Look how happy Spike Jonze is. That's because he's coming to Toronto as part of the TIFF Mavericks program, a blend of screening events and live, on stage interviews. Here's the complete announcement: TORONTO - The Toronto International Film Festival®... More »
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Jia Zhangke, Catherine Breillat, Alex de la Iglesia, Kim Ki-duk And More Join The TIFF Master's Lineup!

Hands up everyone who wants to see Jia Zhangke's wu xia effort A Touch Of Sin? Or how about Alex de la Iglesia's latest does of craziness, Witching And Bitching? Kim Ki-duk's controversial Moebius? Toronto audiences are going to be... More »
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The TIFF Discovery Lineup Includes Drunken Irishmen, Stranded Australians And Much, Much More

The Toronto International Film Festival has announced the complete lineup for their Discovery section and - true to the title - there are loads of titles here that appear to be gems worth discovering. Australian effort Canopy - pictured above... More »
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International Poster Premiere For Manuel Martín Cuenca's CANNIBAL

Announced int he first wave of titles selected to the Toronto International Film Festival, Manuel Martín Cuenca's Cannibal will soon unspool on these shores and before it arrives we have the international poster art for the film to share with... More »
By Todd Brown   

TIFF 2013 Exclusive: Debut Trailer for Greek Thriller STANDING ASIDE, WATCHING (NSFW)

The Toronto International Film Fest is coming up like a speeding freight train and this year the festival's "City To City" program will focus on Athens, Greece. With a new wave of recent Greek films breaking through such as... More »

Watch The Trailer For Alexey Uchitel's Cop Thriller BREAK LOOSE

One of Russia's most consistently high quality directors, Alexey Uchitel has won acclaim around the world for his edgy yet entertaining far and he makes an appearance in this year's Toronto International Film Festival with his latest offering - crime... More »
By Todd Brown   

Stylish Action From South Africa In iNUMBER NUMBER Trailer

Director Donovan Marsh has hit these pages before thanks to his coming of age comedy Spud - which features John Cleese in a supporting role - but he's mining entirely different ground with his Toronto selected action film iNumber Number.... More »
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Watch A Town Be Shattered By Violence In Trailer For Sean Durkin's SOUTHCLIFFE

As lines continue to blur between high end television and film, with directors and actors moving more frequently between the two and television showing an increased willingness to experiment with format, it's clear that the days of film festivals being... More »
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The Director Of DAYTIME DRINKING Returns With Pitch Dark Comedy INTRUDERS

Director Noh Young-seok turned a lot of heads around the world with his 2008 debut, Daytime Drinking. A tiny budget indie that saw Noh doing virtually everything himself - he's credited as writer, director, producer, actor, cinematographer, editor, composer, production... More »
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When did we become too cynical for a feel good comedy? It doesn't seem like that long ago, really, that quirky indies - largely hailing from the UK - celebrated blue collar roots with simple, funny stories of regular people... More »
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Pick Up Your Guns And Prepare For A BRAZILIAN WESTERN

Just announced as part of the Contemporary World Cinema program at the Toronto International Film Festival, Rene Sampaio's Brazilian Western (Faroeste Caboclo) looks to be a stylish bit of cultural appropriation with American western elements fused to a very local... More »
By Todd Brown   

ANTBOY Will Save Toronto As Part Of TIFF Kids Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival continues to shine a spotlight on international children's films with a selection of five kid friendly titles from around the world among the festival lineup. And among them is Danish superhero flick Antboy, which has... More »
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TIFF Announces Sprawling Contemporary World Cinema Program

While it doesn't have the flash and splash of the Gala lineup or the specialty sidebars like Midnight Madness, if you're going to find a hidden gem at the Toronto International Film Festival - something truly special flying under the... More »
By Todd Brown   

Miyazaki, To, Turturro And More In The Complete TIFF Gala And Special Presentations Lineup!

Here come the big guns! The complete list of Gala and Special Presentation selections for the Toronto International Film Festival have been released and among the big names present are Johnnie To, Miyazaki Hayao, John Turturro, and Guillaume Canet along... More »
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TIFF 2013 Wavelengths Stretches Out With A LOT of Features

Like last years documentary-feature-slash-anthropological-thesis Leviathan, the Wavelengths section at this years Toronto International Film Festival has a lot of 'quasi-commercial' feature films on offer for the hardcore and casual cinéaste or cinephile.  In particular, Ben Wheatley's experimental and baffling A Field... More »
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