Northernstars at TIFF 2022
by Ralph Lucas – Publisher
(September 3, 2022 – Toronto, ON) Unfortunately the great Wayback Machine website doesn’t document every page we’ve ever published. Online since February 1998, I was able to find a page devoted to September film festivals in 2002 and the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) was at the top of the list. Our coverage may have started before that date, but I can say with certainty, Northernstars has been covering TIFF for at least 20 years and this year will be our best coverage yet.
Meet Thom Ernst (pictured above). Thom has been our Toronto-based Film Correspondent for more than a year. His reviews and articles grace our pages with intelligent film journalism and his reviews gently applaud or point out what could have been done better. Anyone who knows Thom knows he is steeped in film knowledge and we have come to greatly appreciate his love of Canadian film.
All of his posts on Northernstars conclude with the following statement:
Thom Ernst is a Toronto based film critic and writer and an active member of the (TFCA) Toronto Film Critics’ Association. His work has appeared in various publications including Playback Magazine, The Toronto Star, and The National Post. He is known to CBC Radio listeners for his lively contributions to Fresh Air, Metro Morning, and CBC Syndication as well as appearing on-air for CTV News Channel and The Agenda with Steve Paikin. He was host, interviewer and producer of televisions’ longest running movie program Saturday Night at the Movies. Currently he can be heard interviewing Canadian filmmakers on the Kingston Canadian Film Festival podcast, Rewind, Fast-Forward.
This year Thom is Our Man at TIFF. He has been screening films for the last week and we will launch his reporting very early each day of the festival starting on opening day, September 8 and ending with the festival on September 18. He’ll provide an overview of the festival on day one as well as a quick look at the new documentary Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, and a return of the filmed-in-Ontario series The Handmaid’s Tale, when TIFF presents the first two episodes of season five. He’ll also look ahead at Canadian films you might/should be interested in.
Bookmark Northernstars. Our daily coverage of TIFF begins September 8.
Ralph Lucas is the founder and publisher of Northernstars.ca. He began writing about film and reviewing movies while in radio in Montreal in the mid-1970s.