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Movie Review - Mommy

Starring:  Anne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne Clément

In September 2014, I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at the Toronto International Film Festival, or better known as, TIFF. 767 more words

Pop Culture

[FILM REVIEW] Girlhood: The Thoughts of a Hungry Reviewer Searching for Herself On Screen

By Amanda Parris | @amanda_parris

Synopsis: French filmmaker Céline Sciamma’s coming-of-age drama “Bande de filles” (English title: Girlhood) follows Marieme, a high schooler who feels oppressed by her family environment, dead-end future prospects, and the rowdy boys in her neighborhood, whose life gets a much-desired lift when she meets a group of 3 free-spirited girls. 2,549 more words

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Movie Review - WHIPLASH

Starring: Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist, J.K. Simmons

Whiplash was one of the top movies on my list to see while I was volunteering at TIFF this past September. 449 more words

Pop Culture

TIFF Books on Film Returns March 2 to June 22

TIFF’s Books on Film series returns for its fifth season on March 2nd with an exciting line up of great cinema that began as outstanding literature. 716 more words

Non-Book Review Posts

Heat – TIFF Bell Lightbox – February 19, 2015

By Natalie Paterson


To celebrate the release of Michael Mann’s newest film, Blackhat, TIFF Bell Lightbox is hosting screenings of several of Mann’s other incredibly influential films released over the years. 238 more words

Professional Capital and TIFF - Thoughts on Chapter 5 Part 2 of Hargreaves and Fullan

Hargreaves and Fullan now move on to the final part of their professional capital equation, DC – decisional capital as in PC = F (HC, SC, DC). 465 more words


"Welcome To Me" : trailer and first reviews

Here’s the first trailer for “Welcome To Me”, the story of Alice Klieg, a woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder who wins big at the lottery, and decide to quit her meds and buy her own talk-show, starring Linda Cardellini, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Tim Robbins, and, of course, Wes. 196 more words

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