Tag: TIFF Bell Lightbox

Notes on Vertigo at TIFF:40 with the TSO

Notes on Vertigo at TIFF:40 with the TSO

September 24, 2015 | By

Some thoughts on this past Sunday’s screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958) with Bernard Herrmann’s magnificent score performed live by the TSO at Roy Thompson Hall, and some Hitchcock stuff.

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John Carpenter’s Christine on Blu-ray

John Carpenter’s Christine on Blu-ray

September 13, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Review of John Carpenter’s Christine (1983), released on Blu by Twilight Time, plus recollections of The Thing, which recently screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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Packaged Goods – Artful Animation

Packaged Goods – Artful Animation

February 11, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

A taste of the latest entry in the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s fun media series Packaged Goods: Artful Animation, which screens Wed. Feb. 20th, and features a post-screening discussion with Gerald Ding, Creative Director of Psyop.

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Canada’s Top 10, Doc Soup, and CanCon 101: Death Ship (1980)

Canada’s Top 10, Doc Soup, and CanCon 101: Death Ship (1980)

January 5, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Quick tally of notable screenings in T.O., including The Bloor’s Doc Soup: Portrait of Wally (with director Q&A) + Cinema Politica: Doctors of the Dark Side (with guest Q&A), and Canada’s Top 10 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Speaking of Canadian cinema heritage (ahem): I’ve uploaded a lengthy review of Alvin Rakoff’s Death Ship (1980), recently released in a crisp Blu-ray special edition by Scorpion Releasing, which somewhat replaces the 2007 Region 2 DVD from Nucleus Films.

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Nikkatsu Naughties: Part 3 + Spotlight Japan at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

Nikkatsu Naughties: Part 3 + Spotlight Japan at the TIFF Bell Lightbox

January 3, 2013 | By

The TIFF Bell Lightbox announces its Spotlight Japan series, which focuses on classic 80s films, divas of the silver screen, and a selection of exploitation films from Nikkatsu, the established studio that switched gears in 1971 and embraced smut like Female Teacher: Dirty Afternoon / Onna kyôshi: Yogoreta hôkago (181) and Sex Hunter: Wet Target / Sekkusu hantâ: Nureta hyôteki (1972) – two erotic ‘roman porno’ titles just reviewed, and recently released by Impulse Pictures / Synapse Films.

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Packaged Goods and Fall / Winter TIFF Bell Lightbox Highlights!

Packaged Goods and Fall / Winter TIFF Bell Lightbox Highlights!

October 13, 2012 | By

Quick review of this past Wednesday’s Packaged Goods: The Evolution of the Music Video, and highlights of the Fall / Winter programmes at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. Besides Bond there’s Indian Expressionism (Lang!), other spy films (Puppet on a Chain!), post-apocalyptic dystopian nihilism (Logan’s Run!), zombies, slashers, opera, exhibits, and many other great films on Fridays & Saturdays I won’t be able to see.

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Packaged Goods: The Art of the Edit

Packaged Goods: The Art of the Edit

August 23, 2012 | By

Editor’s Blog & review of the latest installment of the TIFF Bell Lightbox’s Packaged Goods, “The Art of the Edit,” which screened this past Wednesday, and featured a Q&A with award-winning editor Chris Franklin.

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Film: Dancing in the Dark (1986)

Film: Dancing in the Dark (1986)

July 2, 2012 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / D . Film: Excellent / DVD Transfer:  n/a / DVD Extras: n/a Label: n/a/ Region: n/a / Released: n/a Genre: Drama / Suspense Synopsis: A chilling, almost clinical chronicle of the tragic events that preceded a woman’s mental breakdown. Special Features: n/a . . Review: Genie Award  for Best […]

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Packaged Goods: Girls on Film + TIFF Bell Lightbox Programmer Rae Ann Fera

Packaged Goods: Girls on Film + TIFF Bell Lightbox Programmer Rae Ann Fera

June 12, 2012 | By

Interview with TIFF Bell Lightbox Programmer & Curator Rae Ann Fera regarding the June 17, 2012 installment of the bi-monthly series Packaged Goods: Girls on Film, featuring a collection of commercials, music videos, and animated short films directed by women.

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News + Soundtrack News & Reviews

News + Soundtrack News & Reviews

June 7, 2012 | By | Add a Comment

Body Heat and Near Dark at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, new website to debut Friday, soundtrack news + reviews of two Silva Screen compilations: The Complete Harry Potter Film Music Collection and Music from the Twilight Saga.

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