Film Talk

Elizabeth Taylor – A Look Back at Some Essential Performances

By Alan Hurst She was a major screen presence from the mid-forties with her breakthrough in National Velvet (1945) until her screen career wound down after The Mirror Crack’d (1980). She made a few successful forays into television in the seventies and eighties, always generating significant buzz. She was a tabloid sensation from the first…

Buyer Beware – Movies Focusing on the Pitfalls of Home Renovation

By Craig Leask Homeownership has always been the basis of the American Dream. That sense of accomplishment, a pride of ownership, the creation of lifelong memories. While purchasing your first home can be a very proud milestone, it can also be a very arduous and frightening move – sometimes you just don’t get that feeling…

My Ten Greatest TIFF Memories

By John H. Foote This year marks the 24th Toronto International Film Festival I have covered as press. In that time, I befriended the creator William Marshall and his wife Sari, two lovely people I came to love; Piers Handling, one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met; interviewed my idols, became friends…