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The TFS List: eight musicians made for movies

At a certain stage in a musicians’ career, they try their hand at acting. In 2002, two of the planet’s most famous people–Britney Spears and Eminem–anchored their own films, although to mixed results. Yet, the films proved that there are many musicians made for...

Who really supports Canadian indie horror?

The question of who’s supporting Canadian indie horror is one that may never have a definitive answer. When you ask the filmmakers and theatre chains, the default answer seems to be that things are great. The reception is great, the reviews are great, the crowds...

Interview: Richard Linklater on Boyhood

Life is a stream of moments and sometimes it’s the seemingly small ones that make the most impact. Boyhood is a film twelve years in the making that follows one young boy’s childhood, from age six to eighteen. A film that runs two hours and forty-five minutes manages...

New Toronto New Wave: Igor Drljaca

As we continue our exploration of the “New Toronto New Wave,” we’re now taking a look at the work and inspirations of filmmaker Igor Drljaca. Having arrived in Toronto at the age of 10 in 1993, Drljaca is continuously inspired by this ever-changing city, as well...

Essential Canadian Cinema: Snow Cake

We decided it was high-time that TFS talked about Snow Cake for our Essential Canadian Cinema column. Snow Cake, an indie film directed by Marc Evans, focuses on the relationship between Alex (Alan Rickman) and Linda (Sigourney Weaver). While Alex is freshly mourning...