Toronto filmmakers go from web series to festival circuit with The Definites

For six months beginning in late 2014, net series Whatever, Linda founders Hannah Cheesman and Mackenzie Donaldson chronicled their careers as young, female manufacturers in the . With their first feature film, The Definites, having premiered in the Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington, N.C., this past week, The Globe checked back in with the producing partners overnbsp;e-mail. read more

Documentary looks at Regent Park community’s Answer to revitalization

When the revitalization of Toronto’s Regent Park neighbourhood was first announced in 2003, the response from the community was mixed. The new documentary My part of the City looks at responses from the neighborhood’s young artists. One of these comes from Jael Cabey Jones, who at the film weighs in on the observable erasure of her community with this: “I feel as though they stomped all over Regent Park and said basically, your background isn’t good enough for us to want to maintain.” read more

Inside Celebrity Jacob Tremblay’s bubble-boy career

“I know I will never be an ordinary child.”

The quotation comes from August (Auggie) Pullman, the protagonist in the new film Wonder. Portrayed by the young British Columbian Jacob Tremblay, Auggie is a soulful child influenced by genetic disorder which causes facial deformities. Stephen Chbosky’s film, based on a 2012 book of the same title by R.J. Palacio, is a tearjerker of the maximum order. read more

Ellen Page alleges director Brett Ratner outed her, says sexually suggestive Remarks made her feel ‘violated’

Canadian actress Ellen Page says filmmaker Brett Ratner made her feel “violated” with alleged remarks about her sexuality that outed her to peers when she was 18.

In a lengthy post to Facebook on Friday, Page alleged Ratner once suggested to a girl standing next to her that she have sex with the Halifax native “to make her realize she is gay.” read more

Martin Starr talks about his role in Inifinity Baby as a moral compass in a troubled time

The best defence in a terrifying world is not to grow up. There’s a great deal of that happening in Infinity Baby, Bob Byington’s dry-witted humor about the fear of commitment and genetically modified babies that require minimal maintenance rather than age. Featured in the cast is Martin Starr, best known for his roles in HBO’s Silicon Valley and the short-lived series Freaks and Geeks. read more