TIFF 2019 Preview

by Rosalie Kicks, Old Sport and Benjamin Leonard, Best Boy

Making a watch list for TIFF is no easy feat. With four hundred and fourteen films screening at this year’s fest, it is impossible to see every film… even if you are staying for the entire duration. This means that flick picks are a serious matter. There are some flicks that automatically make the cut, such as: Jo Jo Rabbit (better see it before Disney buries it), Knives Out (we are all about Michael Shannon in his sweater) and of course the oddly anticipated (*editor’s note: only Old Sport is excited for this) Joker.

However, the reason to go to a fest like this is to find the diamonds in the rough and to possibly see something that you would not have an opportunity to otherwise. With just a short synopsis, eye-catching photo and cast list, sometimes you take the chance and do the dance. Hey who knows… that movie you took a gamble on could be your next favorite talkie.

Read More

Sundance Short Film Festival Tour

by Rosalie Kicks, Old Sport

Short films have opened doors for many of today’s favorite filmmakers such as the likes of Lynne Ramsay, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jennifer Kent, and Wes Anderson. It is also not uncommon for a feature film to first start as a short flick, giving the filmmaker an opportunity to sell their idea to an audience in hopes of securing funding for a full-length venture. The first iteration of Jim Cummings’ Thunder Road was actually a short and the same for the 2019 Sundance sensation, Greener Grass.

Read More