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TFS Essentials: Jack Ketchum

Halloween is upon us and so is the season of vampires, werewolves, ghosts, zombies, and good old-fashioned boogeymen, but Jack Ketchum is uninterested in these fantastical shenanigans, preferring to explore the darkest recesses of everyday human evil, the kind of...

If we ran Hollywood: we cast our favourite books

All month we’ve talked about the choices made by screenwriters and directors when adapting some of our favourite books, but now it’s our turn. The TFS staff has dug into our fantasy casting closets and come out with some dynamite ideas for adaptations of...

Danish cool: Nicolas Winding Refn brings some style to TIFF

Has there been a cooler movie in the last decade than Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive? Like wearing-shades-and-smoking-darts-outside-of-a-tattoo-parlour-while-the-sun-goes-down kind of cool? (That’s cool, right?) Winding Refn’s appropriation of ‘80s style neon-lit and...

TFS Explains: why Hollywood adapts

Hollywood likes adapting books. It always has and always will – and for good reason. Books make some of the best movies and are the easiest source for screenwriters to adapt. The past decade has seen a tremendous growth in film adaptations – and a lot of...