‘The Hate U Give’ Underscores the Dangers of Code Switching

People of colour need to stop sanctioning the bullshit white folks do and say.


'A Star Is Born' Examines Pop's Destructive Relationship with Drug Abuse

The film, starring Lady Gaga in her first feature role, is a harsh look at the realities of fame.


We Talked to Vince Vaughn About His Hyper-Violent New Movie

Brawl in Cell Block 99 has the makings of an exploitation film, but beyond the crushed skulls and broken arms, there’s feeling.


Why David Simon Took on the Sex Industry as a ‘Middle-aged White Man’

‘The Deuce’ creators Simon and George Pelecanos tell us about the challenges of getting porn and sex work right.


Here’s What to Watch Next if You’re Riding the 'Prestige Horror' Wave

Films like 'Get Out' and 'It Comes at Night' have been getting a lot of love, and even some awards buzz, so we asked a horror film programmer what’s going on with the genre.


What Hollywood Often Ignores in Films About Drugs

And how one new film is trying to change that.


‘Blair Witch’ Brings the Found-Footage Genre into the Snapchat Era

With the horror film's sequel opening this weekend, we look at how 'The Blair Witch Project' revolutionised scary movies for a culture steeped in rapidly captured, real-time images.


The Best and Worst Portrayals of Women from the Toronto International Film Festival

We put TIFF films starring the likes of Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, Ellen Page, and Catherine Keener (among others) to the Bechdel test.


We Spoke to Takashi Miike About His Bonkers Yakuza Vampire Movie

The cult Japanese director talks about his prolific output, his scuttled Tom Hardy project, and that time his mom took a bunch of her friends to see 'Ichi the Killer.'


What It’s Like Binge-Watching Over 60 Hours of Movies at a Film Festival

Even for a professional, movie-fuelled disassociation is inevitable when covering TIFF.


Five Canadian Films That Were Worth Watching at TIFF – Seriously

VICE Canada put together a list of five Canadian films they saw at Toronto International Film Festival that you should do everything in your power to watch.