Category Archives: Movie Preview

May 03

HOT DOCS FILM FESTIVAL PRESENTS-“There Are No Fakes”@TIFF LIGHTBOX AND AFTERPARTY@THE LODGE-Mon.,April 29th,2019

I had the opportunity to watch “There Are No Fakes” during Hot Docs film festival and I don’t think I’ve stopped telling people about it since. The documentary is unlike any I’ve seen before and shares a very riveting and important story. The exposé is based around the work of Norval Morrisseau, arguably Canada’s most […]

May 03

GORDON LIGHTFOOT:IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND@HOT DOCS THEATRE

Gordon Lightfoot is Gordon Lightfoot. When you hear his first album or his more recent material, it’s Gordon Lightfoot. A craftsman in the art of Singer-songwriter. What we get from watching this documentary is that of a man, through his songs and lyrics, honing his craft as he expresses the inner thoughts of his life and life around […]

May 02

HOT DOCS 2019-ASSHOLES: A THEORY@TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX-Wed.,May 1st,2019

Assholes: A Theory, an entertaining and new documentary from director John Walker for HOT DOCS 2019. This Doc surrounds a conversation with Aaron James, author of the New York Times bestseller of the same name, Assholes: A Theory digs into “what makes an asshole” and finds signs and traits of people who deserve this title. […]

May 02

WILLIE@HOT DOCS CINEMA-Mon.,April 29th,2019

Willie – A documentary about a man with the universal wisdom to overcome adversity in it’s most primal form. Racism. Presented is a man that is not only able to overcome the roadblocks in his own life but has the tools to teach others what he knows. The director Laurence Mathieu-Leger shows us a man […]

April 30

MYSTIFY, Michael Hutchence Documentary @ Hot Docs Cinemas (Apr. 28, 2019)

Australian band INXS were super popular in the 1980s ,90s and all the way up to today! INXS singer Michael Hutchence had very tragically committed suicide in 1997, at the age of 37. Through a collection of interviews with family, band members, friends and personal footage, Mystify, opening on April 28th at Hot Docs Cinema, […]

November 17

John C. Reilly, Bill Idol, Patrick Duffy and more @ STAN @ OLLIE post-screening party – hosted by Guillotine Vodka

photography provided by Sony Picture Classics Michael Simon/Startraks Photo Stars visited the AFI Special Screening After-Party for Sony Pictures Classics’ “STAN & OLLIE” Wednesday night at Liaison Restaurant + Lounge hosted by Guillotine Vodka. John C. Reilly (RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET), Shirley Henderson (24 HOUR PARTY PEOPLE) Director Jon S. Baird, Writer Jeff Pope, Makeup […]

September 15

TIFF Movie Debut: Jhalki

A film about bonded child labour will soon be making waves when it is released early next year. The first look launch of Jhalki, a moving tale about lost Childhood, was held in downtown Toronto in the midst of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), by its producers along with a flurry of film professionals, […]

September 12

THE 6th ANNUAL BIRKS DIAMOND TRIBUTE TO THE YEAR’S WOMEN IN FILM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TELEFILM CANADA@RICARDA’S-Mon.,Sept.10th,2018

This was The 6th annual Telefilm Canada + Birks Diamond Tribute to the Year’s Women in Film that honours outstanding Canadian women for their contributions to film and TV. The 2018 honourees were: director Nettie Wild (Koneline: Our Land Beautiful), actresses Tantoo Cardinal (Dances with Wolves) and Pascale Bussières (When Night is Falling), screenwriter Susan […]

September 11

THE CFF/DGC CANADA PARTY RED CARPET with special guest DJ Amanda Brugel from The Handmaid’s Tale@The Fifth Social Club, 225 Richmond Street West-Sunday, September 9,2018

The theme was totally “CANUCK”, for this TIFF event. Guests were notified and they obeyed !…..“No posers, just hosers! “ This was the most unapologetically Canadian event during TIFF! On Sunday, September 9 at The Fifth Social Club, the CFF and DGC presented The CFF Canada Party at TIFF celebrating homegrown Canadian talent who have […]

September 10

HOUSE OF AURORA’ TAKES OVER HISTORIC BANK TO HOST PREMIERE EVENTS FOR THE 2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-Fri.,Sept.7th-9th,2018

Photography by A.J. Lam and BK. Canadian company Aurora Cannabis hosted a private 3 day & night red carpet premiere events in a historic former bank located at 320 Bay Street over the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opening weekend. ‘House of Aurora’, was the destination to go and it hosted 3 exclusive premiere parties, […]

September 09

“Suite on the Sixth”During TIFF@Rock-It Promotions-Fri.,Sept.7th,2018

This was a four-day event,  and guests were encouraged to explore and take part in each brand , fully immersing themselves into each product and service offering. SimplyProtein fuels guest with healthy protein packed natural snacks including bars and chips to get them through their busiest of days. Non-GMO, high protein, free from artificial sweeteners and flavours, […]

September 09

NKPR-“IT HOUSE x PRODUCERS BALL “TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL EVENT in Partnership with Rolling Stone-Thurs.,Sept.6th,2018

NKPR IT House x Producers Ball Portrait Studio in Partnership with Rolling Stone, kicked off on September 6 and ran through September 8, in collaboration with Scott Brothers Entertainment (Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home), NKPR co-create a landmark destination, the IT House x Producers Ball. We were invited to the Media Day: Thursday, […]

July 25

Stars Crowd Red Carpet, Party for West Coast Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics’ THE WIFE Hosted by Rakuten Kobo, Ahmad Tea, and Bartenura Wines.

All photos credit Michael Simon, Startraks photo Stars Crowd Red Carpet, Party for West Coast Premiere of Sony Pictures Classics’ THE WIFE Hosted by Rakuten Kobo, Ahmad Tea, and Bartenura Wines In a harbinger of early awards buzz for director Björn Runge’s film for Sony Pictures Classics, THE WIFE, A-list celebrities turned out in force […]

July 24

Lead Guitarist from Metallica Brings Coveted Cinema Art Collection to the ROM It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collectionmakes its Canadian debut at the Royal Ontario Museum in July 2019

Lead Guitarist from Metallica Brings Coveted Cinema Art Collection to the ROM It’s Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art from the Kirk Hammett Collectionmakes its Canadian debut at the Royal Ontario Museum in July 2019 Metallica’s Kirk Hammett holds one of the most significant archives of classic horror and sci-fi cinema art in the world. […]

June 25

Italian Contemporary Film Festival&The Moda Fashion Event(ICFF)-Thurs.,June 14th-Fri.,June 22nd,2018

By Kimberly Samnang & Photography By A.J.Lam Inaugurated as a grassroots non-profit film festival in 2012, the Italian Contemporary Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest Italian film festivals outside of Italy. Each year, the ICFF is proud to present an inspiring lineup – the best from newly released Italian and international […]