Toronto film school careers

In a year when the city has seen a spate of recent high-profile killings, students at Toronto's film school are in the midst of a major transformation.The Toronto Film School (TFS), a public institution dedicated to the production of film, is about to launch its second phase, said head of production and production Jessi Sorensen, whose role at the school is to oversee a new generation of...

Why the Oscars should be banned

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been accused of suppressing film quality by its ban on The Martian, the latest film in the $200 million blockbuster franchise.Critics of the film, which stars Ryan Gosling as a man who gets sent to Mars to study chemistry, argue that the Academy has been unfairly targeting films that have not earned the same acclaim.The Academy was forced to...