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TIFF Review: The Theory of Everything

When people think of Stephen Hawking, thoughts of complex mathematics, cosmology and physics come to mind — topics that the everyday person is not too well versed in. What The Theory of Everything achieves that saves it from becoming inaccessible, is that it delves into the humanity and emotionality of Hawking’s life and makes his …

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TIFF Review: The Dead Lands

The Dead Lands showcases all the highs and lows of your typical action film from captivating fight scenes to a sometimes-distracted storyline. The film, directed by Tao Fraser, is about the 16-year-old son of a chief, who seeks revenge after his tribe is massacred by a rival tribe and finds an unlikely ally after he …

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TIFF Review: Dearest

A father, desperately searching for his lost son, stares into the camera and offers a reward for information about his son Pengpeng. He holds a photo with a hotline phone number and tearfully smiles as he informs his son’s pontential buyers that Penpeng is allergic to peaches. It is a scene one could expect in a film …

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The character Mustafa, voiced by Liam Neeson, who is featured in the main story as a poet recently released from imprisonment. Photo courtesy of TIFF.

TIFF Review: Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

Animation has the reputation of being “only for children,” but Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 6, will be as equally captivating to adults as it is to children. The story is a simple one. The “prophet” Mustafa (Liam Neeson) is a poet who …

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Podcast: Of Canadian music, Fordfest and the closing of The Grid

In our first podcast since the relaunch of our site, host Zack Pothier shared (0:05) a few news items of interest from the past couple of weeks. First, the closing of The Grid, a free Toronto weekly that won numerous awards but could not generate enough revenue to keep it afloat. Last week, the nominees for the 2014 Polaris Prize were …

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