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Bryen Dunn is Editor of theBUZZ, writing on  lifestyle and entertainment. He has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He enjoys discovering delicious eats, tasting spirited treats, and being mesmerized by musical beats.

Alive – waking up to find out you don”t know who you are

posted Thursday, September 24, 2020

by: in Film

Slipknot’s have partnered with Cranked Up Films, specialists in genre-leaning films including horror, grounded sci-fi, and speculative fiction. To kick off the partnership, they held an early screening of the award winning horror flick, Alive. In the chilling tale, a severely injured man (Thomas Cocquerel) and woman (Camille Stopps) awaken in an abandoned sanatorium […]

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New Queer Voices – What to Watch

posted Tuesday, September 22, 2020

by: in Film, Queer

THE MALE GAZE: STRIKERS & DEFENDERS Work up a sweat from the soccer field to the locker room in these drama-fuelled four films from Germany, France and the UK that explore how rivalry between teams can spill over into teacher-pupil relationships, high school crushes and brotherly compassion. Starring Matthieu Lucci (The Workshop), Pierre Prieur (Bizarre), […]

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I Am Woman – a look into Helen Reddy’s life and career in music

posted Friday, September 18, 2020

by: in Music

For the first time on screen, I AM WOMAN tells the inspiring story of singer Helen Reddy, who wrote and sang the song “I Am Woman” that became the anthem for the women’s movement in the 1970s. The film is a story of fearless ambition and passion, of a woman who smashed through the patriarchal […]

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Beautiful Darling – documentary about one of Warhol’s most notorious protégés

posted Friday, September 18, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Film, Queer, Trans

BEAUTIFUL DARLING chronicles the short but influential life of transgender pioneer Candy Darling, who was a major part of Andy Warhol’s entourage and was one of the inspirations for the Lou Reed song, “Walk on the Wild Side.” Recapturing the excitement of a long lost New York City, this acclaimed doc recounts the story of Darling, a star in the […]

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Hot Docs at Home – House of Cardin, The Beatles, Chuck Berry

posted Thursday, September 17, 2020

by: in Film, Toronto

HotDocs continues to present their @Home series of screenings that can be purchased and watched from any laptop or mobile device. Here’s three flicks that are current streaming as theBUZZ top picks. Click on the weblinks below for ticket information. House of Cardin Get a rare peek inside the mind of a design genius in […]

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Drive-In Drag Events – Miss Conception, Canada’s Drag Race

posted Tuesday, September 15, 2020

by: in Drag, Events, Featured Events

While the pandemic may have shuttered performances spaces for our beloved drag queens, that doesn’t mean the show stops. If there’s any group that will conquer COVID with creativity, it’s the DQ community. Read below to find out about two exciting events taking place in various cities across the country. Ladies, start our engines! Canada’s Drag […]

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Meeting The Beatles in India – one GTA man’s story of a lifetime

posted Monday, September 14, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Events, Featured Events, Film, Music, Toronto

With new and vivid first-hand details and over 40 personal photos never-before-seen in any other movie about The Beatles, Emmy Award-winning Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman shares an extraordinary life experience in a new feature documentary, Meeting the Beatles in India. Presented by Gathr Films, narrated by Morgan Freeman and executive produced by iconic filmmaker David […]

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Mr. Soul! – he was black, hip, smart, innovative, political, and gay

posted Friday, September 11, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Film, Queer

Before Oprah, before Arsenio, there was MR. SOUL! Ellis Haizlip ensures the Revolution will be televised, with “SOUL!,” America’s first “Black Tonight Show.” From 1968 to 1973, the public-television variety show SOUL!, guided by the enigmatic, openly gay producer and host Ellis Haizlip, offered an unfiltered, uncompromising celebration of Black literature, poetry, music, and politics—voices that had few other options for […]

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Queer Flicks at TIFF – Sept 10 to 19, 2020

posted Thursday, September 10, 2020

by: in Events, Featured Events, Film, Lesbian, Queer, Toronto, Trans

There’s always something queer happening at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and this year is no different. Well, it actually is different given the current state we’re in with COVID-19, but the festival has adapted and is still happening, by way of drive-in and outdoor seated screenings, social-distanced theatre presentations, and of course virtually […]

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Shawn Mendes to perform at TIFF Tribute Awards in Toronto – Sept 15, 2020

posted Wednesday, September 9, 2020

by: in Celebrity, Music, Toronto

Shawn Mendes will perform as part of the 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards, airing Tuesday, September 15 at 8pm ET/PT on CTV and everywhere CTV content can be found, and streamed internationally by Variety, during this year’s 45th annual Toronto International Film Festival. Mendes released his debut studio album, Handwritten, in 2015, with the single “Stitches” reaching the Top […]

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