Tag Archives: Mommy

September 17

TIFF 2015: Endorphine

The latest film by celebrated filmmaker André Turpin, whose is best known for his cinematography work on films such as Mommy, Incendies, and Maelström, has been described as a “cinematic puzzle.” This is only true in the sense that its pieces are scattered about on the floor, but the film has no intension of forming […]

July 01

The Auteurs: Xavier Dolan

Among the crop of new filmmakers to emerge in recent years, there is no one who has brought ferocity and excitement to the realm of cinema better than Xavier Dolan. Though he started out as a child actor, the French-Canadian director, at 26-years-old no less, already has five astonishing films under his belt. Unafraid to […]

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 […]

September 14

TIFF 2014: Mommy

There is a wonderful montage in the latter part of Xavier Dolan’s award-winning film Mommy that is both breathtakingly beautiful and devastating. Dolan uses this brief moment to perfectly encapsulate what it means to be a parent. Every hope and dream that comes with years of sacrifice captured on screen in vibrant colour. It is […]