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Posts by Heather Magee

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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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