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Nightcrawler

Jake Gyllenhaal delivers another expert creepy performance in this entertaining but stale L.A. noir. Dan Gilroy (USA, Special Presentations) Jake Gyllenhaal is an unblinking, bug-eyed creep in Dan Gilroy’s directorial debut Nightcrawler. Show More Summary

TIFF 2014 Scenes: Friday and Saturday, Featuring St. Vincent and While We’re Young

Chris O'Dowd, Adam Sandler, Kevin Smith—these and other celebrities too lazy to dress properly. Friday and Saturday are when the heavyweights come out for TIFF—the films that studios (if not yet the public) have deemed Official Oscar Contenders. Show More Summary

Day in the Life of TIFF: Saturday

A friendly reminder to film critics who take themselves too seriously. First off: if you’re not starting TIFF early mornings by eating an egg at Zupa’s on Adelaide Street West, who even are you? The breakfast special is, like, five dollars,...Show More Summary

Eden

Mia Hansen-Løve spins an electronic B-side to Inside Llewyn Davis with this look at a French DJ's career spent in the shadow of Daft Punk. Mia Hansen-Løve (France, Special Presentations) Mia Hansen-Løve follows up on her tender, sharply observed Goodbye First Love with Eden, another personal film but a marked departure for the French filmmaker. Show More Summary

Goodbye to Language 3D

In which Godard's farewell to language and warm embrace of 3D makes us laugh and ponder the consciousness of a dog. Jean-Luc Godard (France, Masters) The rare late work from a master filmmaker that feels like a scrappy, bold debut, Jean-Luc Godard’s Goodbye to Language 3D is a revelation, albeit an often inscrutable one. Show More Summary

Historicist: The Mimico Mail Robbery

A brazen hold-up and kidnapping in 1929 seemed like a scene from a Hollywood movie. On a Saturday evening late in the winter of 1929, the yard at the Canadian National Railways station in Mimico was the scene of a crime ripped straight...Show More Summary

Day in the Life of TIFF: Friday

We're fast approaching peak Bill Murray. One thing I’ve been trying to do during TIFF this year is talk to professional autograph-dealers: the types who lurk on the red carpets, Sharpies in hand, trying to get the celebrities ambling down the red carpets to sign their DVDs and promotional material so they can resell it on eBay. My more direct approaches […]

Weekend Newsstand: September 6, 2014

It's TIFF time and we've all got celeb fever. Get downtown and snap some selfies with whoever you find; you never know, they might be famous someday soon. In the news this morning: Pearson Airport employees will speak to Metrolinx about...Show More Summary

Weekend Planner: September 6-7, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In this Weekend Planner: roller-derby mayhem, free music on the Island, and a poetry showdown. Sports: All good things must come to an end, and thus we have the GTA Rollergirls Season Closer. Get your fix of bruisin’ babes as the Derby Debutantes take on the Northeastern Ontario Roller Derby NEOFights in the last home bout of the year. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Charging Developer Fees to Maintain Schools, Cycling in Tweed, and Chatting About Poop

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. The Toronto District School Board wants to collect fees from developers in order to help pay for much-needed renovations, maintenance, and school construction, and they’re imploring the provincial government to let them. Currently, the Catholic school board […]

New Simpsons Art Exhibit Is One You D’oh Not Want to Miss

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

From the literal to the absurd, Homer's Odyssey turns up the nostalgia with everyone's favourite Springfieldianites. Homer Simpson may not have the greatest understanding of the arts, but for Homer’s Odyssey curator Lindsay Cahill he and his nucular family of five are the perfect muse. Show More Summary

TIFF 2014: Your Guide to Wavelengths

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The fest’s home for the avant-garde features a mind-bending Viggo Mortensen Western, a playful riff on Shakespeare, and more. Like Midnight Madness, Wavelengths tends to draw some of TIFF’s most self-selecting crowds, a hyper-literate...Show More Summary

TIFF 2014: Your Guide to TIFF Docs

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The fest's nonfiction programming spans subjects as diverse as the Indonesian killings of the mid-1960s, Soviet hockey, and a Chinese pop idol contest. Hitting up Toronto’s documentary junkies in the sweet lull between Hot Docs and HBO...Show More Summary

No Subway Service Between Bloor and Lawrence Stations This Weekend

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Signal upgrades and track work are once again behind the shutdown on Line 1. Another weekend, another subway closure—this time on Line 1 (Yonge-University-Spadina) between Bloor and Lawrence stations. The section will be closed all day...Show More Summary

Joe Cressy Making Council Bid in Trinity-Spadina

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

After a failed run for MP in Trinity-Spadina, the activist and former Olivia Chow staffer is setting his sights on municipal government. When Torontoist last spoke with Joe Cressy in June, the former staffer for Olivia Chow was running...Show More Summary

TIFF 2014 Scenes: Opening Night, Featuring The Humbling and The Judge

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In which Robert John Downey, Jr. proves for the 18-billionth time that he is a lovable scamp. The 10-day orgy of star-gazing and movie-watching that is TIFF kicked off last night with a gala presentation of David Dobkin’s The Judge, starring Robert Downey, Jr., Robert Duvall, and Vera Farmiga. Show More Summary

Day in the Life of TIFF: Opening Night

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The best and worst of the fest's opening night—featuring bike valets, Bill Murray Day, and a soppy Robert Downey, Jr. drama. Every morning during TIFF 2014, we’ll recap the best (What Rules) and worst (What Sucks) of the festival. And also some tweets. Show More Summary

Vandalist: Hard to Be-leaf

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Art that rewards the attentive eye. BY: Paul Karkas LOCATION: Evergreen Brick Works PHOTOS BY: Paul Karkas FIELD NOTES: For most of us the changing of the leaves is a traumatizing reminder of the cold weather to come. Paul Karkas, however, has made the best of our grim meteorological fate. His colourful pieces blend into the surrounding trees, and yet they […]

Newsstand: September 5, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

It's going to be a hot one today, maybe even record-breaking—if the temperature passes 32 C, it will be the warmest Sept. 5 on record—so stay hydrated (or, preferably, somewhere air-conditioned). In the news this morning: on transitShow More Summary

Urban Planner: September 5, 2014

2 weeks agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

In today's Urban Planner: a street festival takes over Cabbagetown, Fringe meets TIFF, and a big-band cover-night extraordinaire. Festivals: The 38th edition of Toronto’s longest-running community street festival, the Cabbagetown Festival...Show More Summary

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