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Life Itself: What Roger Ebert taught us

In anticipation of the acclaimed documentary Life Itself and its upcoming release, the TFS team has gathered their personal reflections of the film’s main subject —  iconic film critic Roger Ebert. From his humble personality, to his unabashed critique,...

Franchised: Transformers

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise, which began in 1984 with the Hasbro toy line, followed the by the popular animated series. It’s fitting that the anniversary will be celebrated with the release of Transformers: Age of...

Kill Your Darlings is not simply a tragic love story

Within the last twenty minutes of Kill Your Darlings, Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) narrates for the viewer what he believes to be the nature of the relationship between Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) and David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall). He says, [Kammerer] loved you....

Toronto’s Laserblast Film Society brings the VHS revival

VHS is having a moment. Despite the fact that its been dead technology for almost a decade now and the majority of the world doesn’t even have room in their lives anymore for DVDs—let alone chunky videotapes—the legend of VHS continues to live on. I, for one, am happy...

Interview: Richie Mehta on the making of I’ll Follow You Down

In 2007, the world sat up and took notice of a young Canadian by the name of Richie Mehta when his first feature film, Amal, screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. He followed up with Siddharth in 2013, which secured Mehta’s spot as one of the emerging...