Toronto starting to play “itself” in Hollywood movies

Someone yelled “Harry! Harry!” to the young couple strolling down a Toronto street. No, it wasn’t Prince Harry and a certain lovely actress from the TV show, Suits. According to Elan Mastai, the screenwriter and executive producer for The F Word (2014), the shout-out was for the magical Harry Potter himself, Daniel Radcliffe, who was […]

Free film festival showcases the female eye

The 15th anniversary of the Female Eye Film Festival takes place June 20-25 in the Beach – and your eye is requested. The competitive film festival is a showcase for Canadian and international independent women filmmakers and features films from around the globe. Some of this year’s film highlights include Werewolf, directed by Ashley McKenzie, […]

Bowmore filmmakers selected as TIFF finalists

It’s an exciting day for Leigh Hannah and Julia Pizzirusso, both Grade 7 students at Bowmore Public School. TIFF announced in a news release this morning that both students have been selected as finalists in the Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase, which celebrates young and talented filmmakers. Their short films, which include Hannah’s ‘Anxiety’ – […]

Bowmore students hit the big screen

Although the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is still months away, Bowmore Public School students are well past the editing suite when it comes to preparing their own original films for the festival. The students have created and will be submitting films to the TIFF Kids Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase, which offers them a […]

Al Pacino’s time in the Beach

If someone were to ask about the “biggest” screen star ever to grace our leafy Beach streets, I would put my money on Cass Ole, the race horse who galloped down Kenilworth Avenue to Queen Street in 1979’s The Black Stallion. Horse play aside, I’d bet on Al Pacino in the 1989 thriller Sea of […]