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    VIFF 2014: Two Days, One Night

    A working class mother is returning to work at a small factory following a mental health leave, only to discover she's about to be ousted by her own colleagues. In "Two Days, One…

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    VIFF 2014 Opening Gala: The Crowd Went Wild

    The 33rd annual Vancouver International Film Festival kicked off Thursday with the gala screening of "Wild," directed by Canada's own Jean-Marc Vallée. Although he and his cast…

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    VIFF 2014: 5 Must-See Films

    Hot on the heels of an exciting run of films, festivities, and red carpet encounters at TIFF, it's time to set my sights on the west. The Vancouver International Film Festival…

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    TIFF 2014 Oscar Contenders

    It’s amazing how quickly the word “Oscar” is heard uttered in theatre line-ups and under the breath of industry insiders the moment the TIFF buzz begins to fade. Has the race to awards season already begun? Personally, I prefer to let all the incredible storytelling sink in before attempting such lofty predictions. And yet, you can’t ignore TIFF’s proven…

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    TIFF 2014 Review: Adult Beginners

    One day you’re the cock of the walk, the next a feather duster. A mantra anyone who’s worked in high tech can surely attest to. Especially man-of-the-minute New Yorker Jake (Nick Kroll) whose soiree to celebrate the launch of his hot new product ended in disaster due to a glitch in production.

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    TIFF 2014 Review: The Riot Club

    Dirty, rotten, filthy, scoundrels … are just a few of the adjectives that come to mind after previewing The Riot Club. Well-bred, well coiffed with a not-so-subtle air of arrogance, these boys exemplify greed and cast a dark shadow on the British class system.

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    TIFF 2014 Review: Preggoland

    30-something. Single. Down on her luck. We’re all familiar with this character, yes? But where many cooker-cutter clichés about single girls in their thirties (sorry Carrie) fall short, Jacob Tierney’s Preggoland presents this demographic honestly – minus the Manolos.

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    TIFF 2014: Festival Street

    Curated art displays, pop-up performances, live music, and places to kick back and relax. Glitterati aside, Festival Street will be the epicentre of excitement during the Toronto International Film Festival.

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