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How to Eat Cheap (But Well) at TIFF

The best places for frugal festival-goers to grab a quick bite between screenings. There’s a point at which the hardcore TIFF-goer’s regular diet of coffee and Clif bars just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sure, the toughest might make it to...Show More Summary

The Clouds of Sils Maria

Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart, actress, spar over Kristen Stewart, celebrity, in the latest from Olivier Assayas. Olivier Assayas (France/USA, Special Presentations) Dipping again into the metafictional waters of Irma Vep, Olivier Assayas delivers the ultimate in Kristen Stewart fan appreciation with The Clouds of Sils Maria. Show More Summary

Whiplash

Miles Teller and J.K. Simmons do some unconventional teacher-student bonding. Damien Chazelle (USA, Special Presentations) Damien Chazelle’s Whiplash made waves when it debuted earlier this year at Sundance, and despite its prickliness relative to the fest’s usual sunny hits, it’s not hard to see why. Show More Summary

Mommy

Xavier Dolan's film set in a post-apocalyptic Canada has a lot of bark and a little bite. Xavier Dolan (Canada, Special Presentations) Though great Canadian filmmaking hope Xavier Dolan seemed disappointed to have nabbed only a third-place...Show More Summary

Mr. Turner

Timothy Spall hems, haws, and grunts his way to genius as the British painter J.M.W. Turner. Mike Leigh (United Kingdom, Special Presentations) Timothy Spall deservedly nabbed the Best Actor prize at Cannes for his grunting, harumphing performance as famed English Romantic painter J.M.W. Show More Summary

Foxcatcher

Steve Carell does his best Mr. Burns in Bennett Miller's tense, airless true-crime thriller. Bennett Miller (USA, Gala Presentations) Bennett Miller returns to true crime with Foxcatcher, based on the eerie true story of multimillionaire...Show More Summary

Infinitely Polar Bear

Mark Ruffalo gets manic in this autobiographical feature debut from Maya Forbes. Maya Forbes (USA, Gala Presentations) Though it’s the weaker of TIFF’s two Mark Ruffalo mental-illness dramas (after Foxcatcher), Maya Forbes’s Infinitely Polar Bear can at least claim to be the more heartwarming. Show More Summary

Maps to the Stars

David Cronenberg gets soapy with a star-studded black comedy about Hollywood ghosts and their wayward children. David Cronenberg (Canada/Germany, Gala Presentations) Between the incest, the ghostly parents, and the mad children, Bruce...Show More Summary

Historicist: Hans in the Kitchen

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Hans Fread, Canada's first celebrity television chef, rarely kept opinions to himself. “I am sometimes like a little boy with a big mouth—when I am angry, I talk too much and it comes back to hurt me,” admitted Hans Fread. While his opinionated nature could backfire on him, it also provoked admiration and amusement. Show More Summary

Weekend Newsstand: August 30, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

This weekend is your last chance to head down to the Ex and gorge yourself on deep-fried treats. Go forth, and eat yourselves silly. In the news: Warren Kinsella issues a libel notice to a John Tory campaign strategist, a pitch to the province for more public transit funding, delays in the move of Captain John’s, and holiday road closures. Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: August 30-September 1, 2014

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: improvising Whedon, a swing fling, and quoting Mean Girls. Music: Forget California dreaming—we want you to partake in a full Hawaiian Fantasy with A Polynesian Music Theatre Extravaganza! Musician Laurance Tan will perform songs from the islands with the help of classical concert pianist Dr. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: A Very Loud Air Show, Raccoon Population Control, and Rob Ford’s Robbie Bobbies

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. Depending on where you live in the city, you might have noticed a loud, rushing, deafening roar coming from the general region of the sky: that’s because the CNE air show is back, and it creates a […]

Pop-Up Goes the Museum

3 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

City's pop-up museums let Torontonians get up close and personal with local history. The term “pop-up” conjures images of hip retailers and restaurants occupying temporary storefronts. But the concept is spreading to other fields, too. Show More Summary

Bureaucrats Take the Fight for Waterfront LRT Straight to Higher Levels of Government

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

TTC CEO Andy Byford and city manager Joe Pennachetti are going over council's head and taking their proposal directly to the province and the feds. TTC CEO Andy Byford and city manager Joe Pennachetti believe Toronto needs a new light-rail...Show More Summary

Toronto Police Suicides Spark Call for Investigation

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Chief Bill Blair has been asked to report to the police board after two recent officer suicides. Within the past four months two Toronto police officers have hanged themselves, and the chair of the Toronto Police Services Board wants to know why. Show More Summary

Porter Airlines Planning to Sell Billy Bishop Terminal

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The sale is expected to net about $500 million, which the company would channel into expansion. Porter Airlines is putting its Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport passenger terminal on the market, reports the Wall Street Journal. People...Show More Summary

Vandalist: Cozy Love

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

A post about yarn bombing a post. BY: Unknown LOCATION: Ossington Avenue and Harbord Street PHOTOS BY: Arnie Singh FIELD NOTES: It’s that time of year again. The days are getting a little shorter, the air is feeling a little crisper, and all the kids are sullen about their impending scholastic imprisonment. That’s right: fall is just around the corner. It’s time […]

Cirque du Soleil’s Kurios Creates Steampunk Wonderland

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

When you walk into the Grand Chapiteau venue, you're entering a bizarro steampunk contortionist dream. Cirque du Soleil is magical. Across from T&T Supermarket on Cherry Street, the pop-up striped tent transforms Polson Pier into a scene of fantastical fun—it’s a better location than any Las Vegas hotel or Orlando strip mall. Show More Summary

Urban Planner: August 29, 2014

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: the city's ghostly past, the smartest funnyman in the world, and the out-of-this-world offerings of Fan Expo. Offbeat: There’ll be a full moon in the sky, so it’ll be a good night to take a stroll as the sun goes down and learn about some of Toronto’s spookier history. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Retiring Councillors, Rare Baby Turtles, and Fighting Phrag

4 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. At city council today, longtime councillor Gloria Lindsay Luby (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre) announced she would not be running for re-election. Mayor Rob Ford thanked her for her service, although in the past the two have had […]

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