Toronto filmmakers go from web series to festival circuit with The Definites

For six months beginning in late 2014, net series Whatever, Linda founders Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson chronicled their careers as young, female manufacturers in the . With their first feature film, The Definites, having premiered in the Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, N.C., this past week, The Globe checked back in with the producing partners overnbsp;e-mail. In one of the […]

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Documentary looks at Regent Park community’s Answer to revitalization

When the revitalization of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood was first announced in 2003, the response from the community was mixed. The new documentary My part of the City looks at responses from the neighborhood’s young artists. One of these comes from Jael Cabey Jones, who at the film weighs in on the observable erasure of her community with this: “I […]

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Tony-winning Come From Away musical to get Canadian film adaptation

The hit homegrown musical “Come From Away” is becoming the big-screen therapy. The Mark Gordon Company says it’s going to produce and fund a feature film adaptation of the Tony Award-winning show. Canadian husband-and-wife composing duo Irene Sankoff and David Hein — who penned the book, lyrics and music — will also accommodate the feature screenplay. The series is set […]

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Inside Celebrity Jacob Tremblay’s bubble-boy career

“I know I will never be an ordinary child.” The quotation comes from August (Auggie) Pullman, the protagonist in the new film Wonder. Portrayed by the young British Columbian Jacob Tremblay, Auggie is a soulful child influenced by genetic disorder which causes facial deformities. Stephen Chbosky’s film, based on a 2012 book of the same title by R.J. Palacio, is […]

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Ellen Page alleges director Brett Ratner outed her, says sexually suggestive Remarks made her feel ‘violated’

Canadian actress Ellen Page says filmmaker Brett Ratner made her feel “violated” with alleged remarks about her sexuality that outed her to peers when she was 18. In a lengthy post to Facebook on Friday, Page alleged Ratner once suggested to a girl standing next to her that she have sex with the Halifax native “to make her understand she’s […]

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Martin Starr talks about his role in Inifinity Baby as a moral compass in a troubled time

The best defence in a terrifying world is not to grow up. There’s a great deal of that happening in Infinity Baby, Bob Byington’s dry-witted humor about the fear of commitment and genetically modified babies that require minimal maintenance rather than age. Featured in the cast is Martin Starr, best known for his roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the […]

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Disney reverses L.A. Times blacklist after Networking dissent

The critics have spoken. Responding to a cascading wave of adverse response, the Walt Disney Company on Tuesday reversed its decision to bar the Los Angeles Times from press screenings of its films. “We have had productive talks with the recently installed leadership in the Los Angeles Times regarding our unique concerns, and consequently, we have agreed to restore access […]

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A Movie like Dunkirk is Exactly What Toronto’s Cinesphere was Created  for

The short movie North of Superior, which launched the Imax format as well as the Cinesphere movie theater at Toronto’s Ontario Place back in 1971, starts with a modest technical witticism. Down in the bottom of the giant black screen, a small, unimpressive rectangle of glistening blue water seems temporarily. That would be about the size of your normal movie […]

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