March 2015 Issue: Cinematic Television

In the March 2015 issue of Toronto Film Scene, we look at the rise of the cinematic television boom. Read the full issue here: http://thetfs.ca/issue/march-2015-cinematic-television/
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Think every show you love comes out of Hollywood? Think again. Canada pretty much rocks the TV landscape.

The TFS List: can’t-miss Canadian cinematic television

The TFS List looks at some Canadian cinematic television shows you absolutely cannot miss!

Not everybody pays: interview with Harold Crooks, director of The Price We Pay

TFS speaks with Harold Crooks about his latest documentary, The Price We Pay.

Lee Daniels' Empire is more than just great television. Here's how he's subverting stereotypes to change society while the gossip at the water cooler.

Playing the long game: Lee Daniels’ Empire and synonyms for American culture

A look at how Lee Daniels' Empire, the latest in a long line of excellent cinematic television, is changing stereotypes and racial perceptions.

Quentin Tarantino was one of the first film auteurs to make his way to television. Here is a look at "Grave Danger", the episodes he directed for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Cinema Revisited: Quentin Tarantino goes primetime with “Grave Danger”

Quentin Tarantino was one of the first film auteurs to make his way to television. Here is a look at "Grave Danger", the episodes he directed for CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

Around the track: an interview with Tony Girardin, director of Marinoni

Around the track: an interview with Tony Girardin, director of Marinoni

TFS speaks with Tony Girardin, director of the documentary Marinoni.

Twin Peaks changed everything about television, even if not immediately. Here is a little love letter to the grandfather of cinematic television.

A hat tip to David Lynch, the grandfather of the cinematic television drama

Welcome to the first ever Twin Peaks: Revisited, a weekly series dedicated to recapping every episode of David Lynch and Mark Frost's now-legendary television

Everyone remembers the "good old days" of television, and now they are the "good current days" of the movies.

The Season 5 CBS) cast of Mission Impossible from left: Leonard Nimoy, Greg Morris, Lesley Ann Warren, Peter Lupus & Peter Graves.

Marvel Studios has done an excellent job of creating a multi-platform universe. We look at why it works for them, but not for others.

Sharing screens: the connected universe of Marvel Studios

Marvel Studios has created a massive connected universe through film and television, and TFS is looking into this huge world.

The latest in our series on Essential Canadian Cinema is the discussion about whether or not to include Kids in the Hall's BRAIN CANDY.

Essential Canadian Cinema: Brain Candy

The Kids in the Hall was a fantastic TV show, but can their film Brain Candy fulfil the requirements to become part of the TFS Essential Canadian Cinema.

Canada has content laws for television and radio, but why not theatres?

Media Impact: Canadian content laws for theatres

TFS looks at the idea of having Canadian content regulations for theatres and what that might do to audience generation for Canadian films.

Did Mindy's quest for the perfect man ultimately kill the romantic comedy at the movies? No, but Mindy and her contemporaries did. And we're find with that!

Did television kill the romantic comedy? A murder mystery in one act

Movies and TV each have their fans, rabid and casual in both. Here is a look at how they differ.

Excuse the interruption: the differences and similarities between film and TV fandom

Despite the cinematic television movement, TFS writer Jordan Adler still thinks that the big screen is superior to the small.

Despite the cinematic television movement, TFS writer Jordan Adler still thinks that the big screen is superior to the small.

Louis C.K. is arguably the best comedy mind around, and comedy writers on both the big and small screen would do well to learn a few lessons from him.

Louis C. will return to write, direct, produce and star in the seven-episode Season 5 of Louie, which premieres Spring

Why there's been an exodus from the big screen to the small, and the economic factors affecting your home viewing.

Exclusive: 'True Detective' will compete at Globes as limited series, SAG as drama series

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