Tag Archives: Boyhood

February 26

Girlhood

Under the clear night sky two all-female football teams square off surround only by the glow of stadiums lights. The players compete with the same grit and intensity as their male counterparts despite not having a single fan to cheer them on. It is an inspired choice by Céline Sciamma to use football, a sport […]

January 22

Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

In Sion Sono’s gloriously madcap ode to filmmaking, Why Don’t You Play in Hell?, the concept of artists sacrificing it all for the sake of great art is taken to a whole new hilarious level of lunacy. The film opens with a jubilant toothpaste commercial featuring a young girl singing. The next time the audience […]

January 05

CAST Awards Crowns Boyhood Best Film of 2014

Established in 2010, the Cinema Appreciation Society of Toronto has been described as a ragtag group of semi-professional film bloggers, podcasters, tweeters and TIFF Lightbox lobby loiterers. What unites them all is a love for cinema and for the cinema culture in their city. Drawing from the massive pool of more than 500 theatrically released […]

December 28

Top Ten Films of 2014

2014 was a fantastic year for cinema! There was truly an abundance of riches to choose from. Below are the titles that left the biggest mark on me. To be eligible for a spot on this list a film had to either have a theatrical/VOD release in 2014, or screen at one of the local […]

October 23

TAD 2014: Predestination

Time travel tales tend to have very particular rules: you must avoid running into your past self, limit unnecessary contact with others, and do not take anything back with you to the present. Often even the smallest of actions could have severe ramifications for the future. Based on the 1960 short story All You Zombies […]

July 12

Shorts Spotlight: Lion’s Den

Ethan Hawke’s latest film, the stunning Boyhood, hits theatres this weekend in the United States. Sadly most Canadians will have to wait until July 25th to see the film. Trust me, it will be worth the wait. To tide you over, today’s short features Hawke in one of his earliest roles. Co-directed by Bryan Singer […]

June 16

NXNE14: Boyhood

There are certain moments in cinema that are so rare they are truly transcendent. The moments in a film which not only awaken our communal senses, but also notify us that we will most likely never have such an experience again. That film which is so daring in its innovation that it cements its place […]

June 11

5 Films to Catch at NXNE 2014

The 2014 edition of NXNE kicks off on Friday bringing the world of music, film, comedy and technology to numerous venues across the city. Running from June 13th to June 22nd, the festival is a popular event each June. This year the film portion of the festival will be unveiling the Canadian Premiere of Richard […]

April 18

Countdown to Summer!

Apologies for the somewhat sporadic posts of late, but we have been spending a fair bit of time behind the scenes prepping our Hot Docs coverage. Trust me, you will want tune in next week to see which great documentaries you need to add to your must-see list. However, once Hot Docs is finished the […]