“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)"
Toronto Youth Shorts is only three days away…that means that this is my final round of reviews for #TYS2016! I feel so privileged to have had the opportunity to watch and review so many original films made by the next wave of cinema game-changers. Short films are the biggest barometers of the future of cinema. […]Read more "You Gotta See This: Toronto Youth Shorts 2016 (Final Round!)"
In celebration of its 8th year, Toronto Youth Shorts is rolling out one of the biggest short film lineups in its history! Between August 5th and 6th, TYS will be screening over 40 short films made by young artists from the Southern Ontario region. TYS is a volunteer-run not-for-profit initiative that supports young emerging filmmakers in the […]Read more "You Gotta See This: Toronto Youth Shorts 2016 (Round 3)"
Short films are the biggest barometer of cinema’s direction and the biggest predictor of the future Who’s Who of the film industry. Always watch short films that come out today, because these are going to be the auteurs, the provocateurs, the Blockbuster-makers of tomorrow. In celebration of its 8th year, Toronto Youth Shorts is rolling out one […]Read more "You Gotta See This: Toronto Youth Shorts 2016 (Round 2)"