About This Show
Film buffs Kiva Reardon and Fariha Róisín host TIFF’s brand-new biweekly podcast, a showing of keen cultural commentary that explores how movies influence our world. Loud, unapologetic and rooted in pop culture, it borrows its format from boxing: round one flits through movie news and round two—ding ding!—dissects important aspects of the film industry with special guests.
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 21: Magali Simard on Canada's Top Ten Film Festival
In Round One, Kiva and Fariha talk about their film-based New Year's resolutions (which are actually "intentions," because they are not Bridget Jones). One of their shared intentions: watch more Canadian films. Which is a nice segue into...
...Round Two, featuring TIFF programmer Magali Simard with an in-depth discussion about Canadian film, starting Friday January 13, and specifically the lineup for this year's Canada's Top Ten Film Festival, which features some exciting work from lesser-known and first-time Canadian directors (and also very well known seventh-time director Xavier Dolan). Some interesting questions also get addressed: what role does the education system play in exposing the public to English-Canadian films? What does "Canadian identity" mean in the context of Canadian film? And how does the rest of the world see our cinema?