Are you dreaming of a trip to Paris? I suppose the better the question is who isn’t dreaming about a trip to Paris. Thanks to modern auteur Olivier Assayas’ latest film Non-Fiction, you simply need to stroll over to the TIFF Bell Lightbox to indulge your inner Parisian (we all have one). I had the pleasure of discussing […]Read more "NON-FICTION: collaborations with The Matinee and Wylie Writes"
Hey you, Yes, I know. My blog has basically become the blog equivalent of Bran Stark (make no mistake, Bran is one of my favourite characters). Rest assured, I have been busy. I’ve been at the cinema. Watching films. Reviewing films. Covering red carpets. Suffice to say, it’s been an exciting time! If you follow […]Read more "Red Carpet Interviews & Film Reviews: Toronto Film Files for Wylie Writes"
Bonjour cinephiles, I am deeply sorry for my silence. 2017 moved at a lightning pace, and 2018 was a BIG year for me. My attention was drawn away from writing but, rest assured, not from films. I’ve been meaning to get back to writing for so long. To kick off 2019, I am taking part […]Read more "30 Films in 31 Days: The January 2019 Film Challenge"
“One finds it difficult to decide whether to feel omnipotent or insignificant.” ~ Marty Murphy After winning the Best Documentary Award at Ireland’s Fingal Film Festival and sold out screenings just outside of Toronto, local Ontario filmmaker Megan Murphy brings her poignant, uplifting, and deeply personal documentary Murphy’s Law to Toronto. If you’ve ever felt […]Read more "You gotta see this: Murphy’s Law (Megan Murphy, 2016)"
I have been a dedicated year-round volunteer for TIFF since 2012. The first year I volunteered for the festival I was still in university…in Ottawa. I completed all of my required volunteer shifts and never missed a class. How did I do that? Well, I became very familiar with the Friday night train from Ottawa […]Read more "Movie Reviews: LA LA LAND (Damien Chazelle, 2016) and ARRIVAL (Denis Villeneuve, 2016)"
The Blair Witch Project. The film that completely changed the horror genre. When the original film THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT (Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez, 1999) was released, it simultaneously breathed new life into and blew the lid off of the horror genre. Not only was it shot on digital, no one had created a […]Read more "TIFF16 Movie Review: Blair Witch (Adam Wingard, 2016)"
Excitement is in the increasingly crisp air. Line-ups form at every street corner. Pearson Airport is flooded with arrivals. Despite the general chaos, everyone is smiling. It’s the most wonderful time of the year… I’m talking about TIFF of course! Without a doubt, the 10 days in September of the annual Toronto International Film Festival […]Read more "TIFF16 Movie Review: The Empty Box (Claudia Sainte-Luce, 2016)"