Arts & Entertainment


"The Green Inferno" is new low in racist film making

Filmmaker Eli Roth, who specializes in the horror genre, has no problem time traveling in the wrong direction.


Dalton Trumbo, the “Spartacus” screenwriter who broke the blacklist

Dalton Trumbo, the jailed screenwriter who broke the Hollywood Blacklist, is making a comeback in a superb biopic.


Rampling and Courtenay: The past preserved haunts the present in “45 Years”

Andrew Haigh's film is a profoundly stirring one about a longtime married couple poignantly portrayed by two cinema greats.


“Mediterranea": Europe’s embattled migrants on film

"Mediterranea" succeeds in putting the stateless, the homeless, and the wretched of the Earth in the limelight they deserve.


“Embrace of the Serpent”: Odyssey into Amazonian "heart of darkness”

Inter-species interaction between outer space aliens and human beings has long been a staple of the science fiction genre.


The world as seen in films from Toronto

The small country of Bangladesh, the poorest nation in Asia, is the location for a couple of interesting films shown at TIFF.


Latin America at the Toronto International Film Festival

This film festival is not lacking in films from Latin America, including gems from Argentina, Chile, and Mexico.


"Trumbo": We're still persecuting the innocent

Director Jay Roach, known for lighter fare, has taken on a heady subject, no less than the most famous communist in Hollywood history -- Dalton Trumbo.


Is Star Wars Episode VII anti-white?

It would appear that there are some who are not very happy with Abrams wanting to increase the people of color as leads in the Science Fiction odyssey.


Narratives from the 2015 Toronto Film Festival

As mentioned in a previous column, documentaries are not always more truthful that fiction films.

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