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Toronto 2014 Top Ten Articles

Toronto 2014 Top Ten

Our man on the Canadian frontline counts down his top ten from the impressive selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2014.

TIFF 2014: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence Articles

TIFF 2014: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Roy Andersson's "trilogy about being a human being" comes to a glorious end.

In Praise Of David Fincher's Women Articles

In Praise Of David Fincher's Women

Ahead of Gone Girl's release, we look beyond the dominant males of Fincher's cinema to the complex women in the frame.

TIFF 2014: Good Kill Articles

TIFF 2014: Good Kill

Ethan Hawke rains death from the skies in Andrew Niccol's mercilessly blunt war thriller.

TIFF 2014: The Keeping Room Articles

TIFF 2014: The Keeping Room

Brit Marling mans her musket in a sensational feminist Western set during The Civil War.

Poetry in Stop-Motion Articles

Poetry in Stop-Motion

The creative forces behind Laika's stop-motion animation, The Boxtrolls, explain their unique approach to filmmaking.

TIFF 2014: While We're Young Articles

TIFF 2014: While We're Young

Noah Baumbach's follow-up to Frances Ha is his most accessible film to date, and perhaps his most ambitious.

Interviews

David Fincher Interviews

David Fincher

Ahead of his highly anticipated adaptation of Gillian Flynn's psychological best-seller, Gone Girl, LWLies is granted an audience with director David Fincher.

Ben Russell Interviews

Ben Russell

Ben Russell talks about the cultural ideas on dreaming behind his installation at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival.

Harry Dean Stanton Interviews

Harry Dean Stanton

The screen icon reflects on his amazing career, working with David Lynch and befriending Marlon Brando.

Gillian Robespierre Interviews

Gillian Robespierre

LWLies meets the director of Obvious Child who reveals some dark secrets about the bad guy from Inspector Gadget.

Jesse Eisenberg Interviews

Jesse Eisenberg

LWLies talks to the star of Night Moves and The Double about his love of acting and why he doesn't watch movies.

Kelly Reichardt Interviews

Kelly Reichardt

Night Moves is Kelly Reichardt’s first film to be shot digitally. Here, she weighs up the pros and cons of this modern format.

Cult Film Club

Pusher Revisited Articles

Pusher Revisited

With the recent release of the poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s Only God Forgives, what better time to revisit the director's urgent and uncompromising debut?

Cult Film Club: Anatomy of Hell Cult Film Club

Cult Film Club: Anatomy of Hell

The female body is the incendiary focus of Catherine Breillat’s tenth feature.

Funeral Parade Of Roses Cult Film Club

Funeral Parade Of Roses

Toshio Matsumoto’s feature debut from 1969 is a tapestry of transgression.

Cult Film Club: The Man Who Fell to Earth Cult Film Club

Cult Film Club: The Man Who Fell to Earth

David Bowie cements his status as a spaceman in Nicolas Roeg’s extraterrestrial tragedy.

Django Cult Film Club

Django

With Tarantino’s forthcoming Django Unchained the talk of the town we take a look at the film that gave it its name.

Shock Corridor Cult Film Club

Shock Corridor

The great Sam Fuller takes us deep into the mouth of madness in this towering thriller from 1963.

Eyes Without A Face Cult Film Club

Eyes Without A Face

Georges Franju’s monstrous masterpiece delivers horror sans face but with a huge heart.

Scene Focus

The Shining: Scene Focus Scene Focus

The Shining: Scene Focus

With Stanley Kubrick's superlative horror back in cinemas, we dissect the moments when when Jack Torrance's sanity finally snaps.

Scene Focus – Blue Velvet Scene Focus

Blue Velvet

The introduction of Dennis Hopper's Frank Booth sets the tone for David Lynch's darkly surreal masterpiece.

Scene Focus – Scenes From A Marriage Scene Focus

Scenes From A Marriage

Ingmar Bergman digs a shallow grave for marriage in this bold and traumatic suburban drama.

Scene Focus – City Girl Scene Focus

City Girl

FW Murnau's troubled melodrama survives as an unsung classic of Hollywood's golden era.

Scene Focus - One From The Heart Scene Focus

One From The Heart

Coppola's unsung masterpiece offers an uncommon and uncompromising view of American living.

Scene Focus - Summer Of Sam Scene Focus

Summer Of Sam

Spike Lee presents a teenage wasteland as the backdrop the story of one of America's most notorious serial killers.

Festivals

TIFF 2014: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence Festivals

TIFF 2014: A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence

Roy Andersson's "trilogy about being a human being" comes to a glorious end.

TIFF 2014: Good Kill Festivals

TIFF 2014: Good Kill

Ethan Hawke rains death from the skies in Andrew Niccol's mercilessly blunt war thriller.

TIFF 2014: The Keeping Room Festivals

TIFF 2014: The Keeping Room

Brit Marling mans her musket in a sensational feminist Western set during The Civil War.

TIFF 2014: While We're Young Festivals

TIFF 2014: While We're Young

Noah Baumbach's follow-up to Frances Ha is his most accessible film to date, and perhaps his most ambitious.

TIFF 2014: Tokyo Tribe Festivals

TIFF 2014: Tokyo Tribe

Sion Sono returns with the year's best dystopian martial arts rap opera softcore porn film.

TIFF 2014: The Duke of Burgundy Festivals

TIFF 2014: The Duke of Burgundy

Peter Strickland's sapphic giallo dream is a tied up and twisted masterpiece.