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Hollywood strikes don't address unique challenges faced by Canadian BIPOC creators

Hollywood strikes don't address unique challenges faced by Canadian BIPOC creators

TORONTO — Ongoing strikes by Hollywood actors and writers have kept discussions about fair compensation and job protection at the forefront of this year's Toronto International Film Festival, but Canadian film industry players who are Black, Indigeno
Deepa Mehta's documentary 'I Am Sirat' allows subject Sirat Taneja to be seen

Deepa Mehta's documentary 'I Am Sirat' allows subject Sirat Taneja to be seen

TORONTO — Star wattage may be amped down at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, but it doesn't feel that way for Sirat Taneja.

Economy, health care continue to draw focus of Manitoba election campaign

WINNIPEG — The economy and health care continued to dominate the Manitoba election campaign Thursday, with the Progressive Conservatives promising another tax break and the New Democrats promising to reopen a closed health facility.

Manitoba Tories pledge incentive to use local music in film and TV productions

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Progressive Conservatives are promising aid for the local film, television and music industry if they are re-elected Oct.
On movie screens in Toronto, home is a battleground

On movie screens in Toronto, home is a battleground

TORONTO (AP) — Three generations of a Ukrainian family sit in a van in the documentary “In the Rearview.” They stare straightforward, staggered by all they’ve left behind. Their home. The dogs they set loose. Their cow, Beauty.
'BlackBerry,' 'Seven Veils' among nominees for $25K Windsor film fest prize

'BlackBerry,' 'Seven Veils' among nominees for $25K Windsor film fest prize

TORONTO — A dark comedy about the launch of Canada's favourite old smartphone with a keyboard is among the nominees for this year's Windsor International Film Festival prize.
Movie Review: A charming Haley Lu Richardson anchors sappy but sweet rom-com ‘Love at First Sight’

Movie Review: A charming Haley Lu Richardson anchors sappy but sweet rom-com ‘Love at First Sight’

The last time we saw Haley Lu Richardson — at least, the “White Lotus” version of Haley Lu Richardson — her Portia was in an airport, leaving the murderous mayhem of Sicily (and one dead boss) behind and exchanging contacts on her phone with nice you
Movie Review: 'Cassandro,' with Gael Garcia Bernal as a liberated luchador, is a winner

Movie Review: 'Cassandro,' with Gael Garcia Bernal as a liberated luchador, is a winner

Anyone who has eagerly followed Gael Garcia Bernal since his breakthrough roles in “Amores Perros” and “Y tu mamá también” likely never foresaw him one day in the world of lucha libra wrestling.
Movie Review: 'A Million Miles Away' charms and inspires with the tale of an unlikely astronaut

Movie Review: 'A Million Miles Away' charms and inspires with the tale of an unlikely astronaut

If ever there was an inspirational story about reaching for the stars, it's “A Million Miles Away,” the real-life journey of a how a boy who grew up as a migrant farmworker became a NASA astronaut.
Richard Linklater's 'Hit Man,' with a movie-star turn by Glen Powell, is a Toronto festival hit

Richard Linklater's 'Hit Man,' with a movie-star turn by Glen Powell, is a Toronto festival hit

TORONTO (AP) — There's been no shortage of hit-man movies at film festivals this fall.