Tag Archives: TIFF

September 23

TIFF 2022 – Steven Spielberg’s The Fabelmans

Set in post-World War II Arizona, The Fabelmans follows Sammy Fabelman from age seven to eighteen, as he discovers his love of film and discovering a shattering family secret. Gabriel LaBelle, a 19-year-old actor from Vancouver plays the central role of Sammy in the Steven Spielberg film. Mitzi Fabelman shares her son’s love for the arts, as she’s […]

September 23

TIFF 2022 – The Return of Tanya Tucker

After Tanya Tucker disappeared from the spotlight for decades, music star Brandi Carlile and Shooter Jennings (son of Waylon Jennings) took it upon herself to write an entire album for their hero based on Tanya’s extraordinary life, starting a comeback and a tour to resurrect her career. THE RETURN OF TANYA TUCKER follows Tanya’s interesting, […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – HUNT-From Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae

Hunt is a exciting shoot ’em up and brawler action movie, with undertones of an espionage mystery. The directorial debut from  Squid Game’s Lee Jung-Jae, who also stars, is set during the 1980’s as tensions between North and South Korea mount. In South Korea, government agents are attempting to expose the identity of a mole nicknamed […]

September 22

TIFF 2022 – Moonage Daydream, a Tribute to David Bowie

Director Brett Morgen’s Moonage Daydream is his new film tribute to David Bowie. The filmmaker was granted unprecedented access to Bowie’s personal archives, combing through roughly millions of video footage, photography, and visual art that Bowie created over the years—and piecing them into a fragmented narrative. It took years to film this unconventional documentary. The […]

September 21

TIFF 2022 – While We Watched

The film by Vinay Shukla is a powerful and new must see: WHILE WE WATCHED, shows a sense of hope in a uncertain time for journalists and media. WHILE WE WATCHED is documentary about broadcast journalist Ravish Kumar of India’s NDTV, and a newsroom drama that showcases what it’s like being an Indian TV personnel, with the film […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Louis Armstrong: Black & Blues

Drawing on Louis Armstrong’s audio diaries, documentarian Sacha Jenkins (Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men) revisits the music and reappraises the politics of the legendary jazz trumpeter and singer. Louis Armstrong had kept recorded audio diaries of himself that reveal a different side of his personality than the showman on camera. Those tapes play a […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 – Maya and the Waves

In Maya and the Wave, we follow Maya Gabeira on a quest to break a world surfing record in the Portuguese town of Nazaré, known for its amazing waves. The film delivers a breathtaking visual experience of majestic waves, beautiful countries and the art of surfing. A two thumbs up to the videographer. Filmmaker Stephanie Johnes […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 Daniel Radcliff stars in WEIRD: THE AL YANKOVIC STORY

Daniel Radcliffe dons “Weird Al” Yankovic’s Hawaiian shirts and accordion in Eric Appel’s infectiously entertaining and hyperbolic biopic about the legendary parody songsmith. If Al Yankovic has parodied your song, you know it’s a great honor and you’ve made it to the big time. Weird is co-written and produced by Al Yankovic himself, so if […]

September 19

TIFF 2022 Beauty and the Bloodshed-

Filmmaker Laura Poitras chronicles the life and work of famed artist Nan Goldin, including her protests against the Sackler family and their company Purdue Pharma, maker of Oxycontin. The majority of people who’ve been affected directly or indecently by drug addiction is a long and troubling history. Beauty and the Bloodshed is a documentary film […]

September 16

China Night – Sci Innovation Festival, TIFF 2019 Red Carpet Gala, Sun. Sep, 15

by Nicholas Chan BKontheScene was honoured to attend this prodigious event. China Night was hosted on the Malaparte Rooftop at TIFF Bell Lightbox, during the wind up of TIFF. This event was jointly sponsored by the City of Toronto, the Canada Confederation of Shenzhen Associations, the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government, and the Sci Innovation Centre. […]

September 16

5th Annual TIFF Mongrel House Celebrating Mongrel Media’s 25th Anniversary @ Campbell House, Sep. 5-8, 2019

by A.J. Lam. Renowned Canadian independent film distributor, Mongrel Media, with its fun-filled 5th Annual Mongrel House at TIFF, presented its multi-day celebrations  honouring nine of its films premiering at TIFF, including Easy Land on Saturday night, and 25 years of distributing some of the world’s most innovative and distinctive films, from Thursday, September 5, […]

September 16

Canadian Film Fest Canada Party TIFF 2019 @ The Fifth Social Club, Sun, Sep. 8

by A.J. Lam The highly anticipated Canadian Film Fest Canada Party is always a fun celebration of Canadians in the film and entertainment industry. This year, the annual TIFF party was again hosted by the highly-social Fifth Social Club which was filled to capacity with well-dressed beautiful Canadians enjoying the DJ-curated dance music and open […]

September 15

TIFF 2019 @ IT House

2019 brought another year for the prestigious cinema celebration, the Toronto International Film Festival, where for 10 days and nights, movie fans from around the world gathered in Toronto. One of the highlights of TIFF and an institution for over the past 14 years – NKPR’s IT Lounge and Scott Brothers’ Producers Ball have been […]

September 11

Creative Coalition 11th Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards, TIFF 2019 @ Nordstrom Supper Suite, Sep. 7

by A.J. Lam The 11th Annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Lit Up The Saturday Night of the Toronto International Film Festival, honouring NICOLAS CAGE, IMOGEN POOTS, KEKE PALMER, CHLOE BENNET, and ALEX WOLFF. The Creative Coalition,  the Premier Arts and Entertainment Social Advocacy Organization, is pleased to honour actor, singer and the newly anointed co-host of “GMA3: […]

October 27

BOOMBOX – TORONTO’S Wickedest Costume Party @TIFF BELL LIGHTBOX – Thurs., Oct.25th, 2018

Photography By A.J. Lam. It’s not quite Halloween yet, but who doesn’t like a Thursday night party? Multiple floor levels full of Spooky characters, dazzling performances, amazing food and great beverages.     Every year Boombox tops itself and this year was no exception! It was a memorable night for the capacity crowd who dressed up […]