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Essential Canadian Cinema: Café de Flore

Café de Flore is a film by Jean-Marc Vallée, about love, music, and fate, exploring questions like “does everybody have a soul-mate? What happens when your soul-mate drifts away? Can a person have more than one?” The narrative follows two seemingly unconnected...

The allure of Benedict Cumberbatch

With three starring roles at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, it seems as though this was the year of the Benedict (and not the egg). Benedict Cumberbatch literally opened the festival with his controversial role as Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate....

Why winning the People’s Choice Award at TIFF matters

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) has a reputation for being widely accessible to the public. The annual mid-September festival is considered a great place for films to test the upcoming fall film season waters, while also getting geared up for awards...