January 25, 2023
Read an Excerpt from Film Critic Thom Ernst's Spellbinding & Heartbreaking Memoir of His Childhood
Thom Ernst, known for his role hosting TVO's beloved Saturday Night at the Movies for nearly 10 years, has carved a space for himself as a respected film critic and thinker. But long before he was ...
October 05, 2022
Daniel McNeil Examines the Figure of the Black Public Intellectual Through the Lives of Armond White and Paul Gilroy
American film and music critic Armond White and British cultural studies scholar Paul Gilroy are two larger than life figures—widely celebrated but also controversial—in the fields in which they've ...
September 22, 2022
9 Kidlit Page-To-Screen Adaptations that are just as Good as the Book
Earlier in the month, I had the opportunity to see Lena Dunham’s spirited and loving adaptation of Catherine Called Birdy, Karen Cushman’s novel of the same name, at the Toronto International Film ...
September 20, 2022
Hannah McGregor on the Books That Shaped Her Writing and the One That Helped Her Break Genre Barriers
You can tell a lot about Hannah McGregor from the titles of her acclaimed podcasts, including Witch, Please and Secret Feminist Agenda. A writer and creator unafraid of a bit of cheeky fun with a serious ...
October 28, 2021
Annick Press Options Iconic Munsch Picture Book The Paperbag Princess for Film
You'd be hard pressed to find a book lover between four and 40 who doesn't know The Paper Bag Princess. One of the most beloved of legendary children's author Robert Munsch's oeuvre, the book tells ...
September 16, 2021
Helen Walsh, Author of Film Festival-Set Mystery Pull Focus, Shares Essential Writing & Publishing Tips & Advice
With TIFF (the Toronto International Film Festival) just having started up for last week, it seems like perfect timing for Helen Walsh's Pull Focus (ECW Press), a brainy and dark mystery novel set against ...
August 26, 2021
The Writing Moment with SHORT FILMS
As writers, we draw inspiration and learn from other arts, whether painting, music, comics, or videogames. By offering inspiration beyond the written word, these arts can provide new experiences for us ...
June 14, 2016
Special Feature: Adrian Wootton on Shakespeare Adaptation Festival at TIFF
No writer has inspired more film adaptations than Shakespeare — from faithful-to-the-word classics to wildly creative re-imaginings, adapting the Bard's work has fascinated and challenged filmmakers ...