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Toronto International Film Festival Day 8

Posted 15 September 2017 by Martin Carter

For my final day at the festival I saw two very different films tackle a similar subject: racism in the USA.

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Toronto International Film Festival Day 7

Posted 15 September 2017 by Martin Carter

For more than two decades Alexander Payne has been making smart, incisive and thoughtful films on a range of aspects of contemporary life;

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Toronto International Film Festival Day 6

Posted 14 September 2017 by Martin Carter

I'm flagging a bit…three films a day nearly every day and I have just watched two extremely different films in less than twelve hours!

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Toronto International Film Festival Day 4

Posted 13 September 2017 by Martin Carter

The festival has settled into its swing now and the hysteria of the opening weekend has calmed somewhat and allowed for more considered viewings to take place today.

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Toronto International Film Festival Day 2

Posted 11 September 2017 by Martin Carter

My initial impression of this year's festival has proven incorrect and you can't help but trip over stars and celebrities in Toronto this weekend.

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Christmas at the Showroom

Posted 13 December 2016 by Charles Macdonald-Jones

Whether you're catching a film you missed, or simply catching up with friends in the bar, there's plenty for everyone at the Showroom this festive period!

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 5

Posted 16 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The synopsis for Manchester By The Sea does not bode well: ' A man must return to his hometown when his older brother dies suddenly. His return means confronting the tragic events that caused him to leave...." Nothing new there then.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 4

Posted 14 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The films of Chilean filmmaker Pablo Larrain demand much from their audience, his films challenge and even intimidate the viewer with their uncompromising narratives.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 3

Posted 13 September 2016 by Martin Carter

Saturday night at TIFF saw Park Chan-Wook introduce his new film, The Handmaiden, to a North American audience for the first time.

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Martin Carter reports back from the Toronto International Film Festival 2

Posted 13 September 2016 by Martin Carter

The perennial problem when attending a film festival of what to actually go to see. Choosing from the smorgasbord of what's available is a daunting process and here are a few things that find help me navigate the often intimidating programme schedules.

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