Larry Anklewicz

Larry Anklewicz. B.A., LL.B., is a lawyer, writer and film and video reviewer. Mr. Anklewicz is author of “A Guide To Jewish Films On Videos” and has been a columnist for Canada Free Press, the Canadian Jewish News, and other local newspapers. Mr. Anklewicz worked with the Toronto Jewish Film Festival for thirteen years, the last eight years of which he served as Program Coordinator and Program Director.

Most Recent Articles by Larry Anklewicz:

Toronto International Film Festival Abridged Part 2

Sep 24, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

Now that TIFF has come to a conclusion, it is time to take stock of some of the films I watched and some general comments about the Festival.

TIFF Abridged

Sep 12, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

The annual Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is well underway.  The films have started screening, the stars have been filing along the red carpets and the crowds have been lining up to gain admission to the films being screened.

Summer Blockbusters

Jul 6, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

It’s summer time again and each week seems to bring another blockbuster film to your local movie theatre.

Hot Docs windup

May 9, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

The Toronto Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival just completed another very successful run with 204 new and exciting documentary films screened throughout the Toronto area in front of an estimated 180,000 audience members.

The Sapphires

Apr 5, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

Every once in a while I run across a film that I really enjoy and want to share with everybody.  It just seems to have all the ingredients and they all come together perfectly.

Emperor & Love, Marilyn

Apr 5, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

A new film called “Emperor” recently opened in Toronto.  It is set in Japan immediately after that country capitulated, to end World War II, and was occupied by the American army.  General Douglas MacArthur was appointed the supreme commander of the country.

Hot Docs Film Festival

Mar 24, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

It must be spring!  I know that to be a fact because the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival, one of the largest documentary film festivals in the world, has just announced the line-up for its 20th anniversary edition.  The latest edition of Hot Docs is set to open in Toronto on April 25th and will run until May 5th.

Oz & Searching for Sugar Man

Mar 11, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

If you like big spectacles and great special effects, this is the film for you.  But if you’re looking for a film that hits the heart like the original The Wizard of Oz, keep looking.

Top films of 2012

Feb 3, 2013 — Larry Anklewicz

It’s that time of year again.  The Academy Awards are just around the corner and a host of other awards have been given out in the past few weeks.  It’s time to list the best things of the past year.  I won’t go that route. Instead I will list my favourite films of the past year.

Les Miserables

Dec 26, 2012 — Larry Anklewicz

The wait is over.  I finally got to see the film version of “Les Miserable”.

Whose Song Is This

Oct 26, 2012 — Larry Anklewicz

Music soothes the soul.  Music is supposed to bring people together.

Stories we tell

Oct 12, 2012 — Larry Anklewicz

“Stories We Tell”, the latest film by Sarah Polley hits the theatres today. Sarah Polley is one of Canada’s most versatile and accomplished filmmakers, moving smoothly from brilliant narrative films like “Away From Her” to powerful documentaries like this one.

Top ten favourite videos and DVDs 2008

Jan 2, 2009 — Larry Anklewicz

2008 was an exciting year for innovative films and DVDs.  Many of the world’s leading filmmakers presented new works.  Let’s take a look at ten of my favourite DVDs of the past year produced in North America and five DVDs of films made overseas.

High School Musical 3

Oct 26, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

It’s bigger, it’s better and it provides lots more great entertainment!

I am talking about High School Musical 3, which just opened in movie theatres across the country.

All Together Now, Body of Lies

Oct 18, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

The latest film and DVD releases

Film Festival wrap up and movies of note

Sep 16, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

The 2008 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival has come and gone.  For a while there I was beginning to wonder whether I would see any good films, but as the week wore on, I saw some that I am happy to recommend.

Premiering Canadian films

Sep 12, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

The Toronto International Film Festival is known for premiering a lot of Canadian films at their festival.

Laila’s Birthday, Flame & Citron

Sep 8, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

A lot of people think that attending a film festival is all fun and games. That is not true!  There is a lot of hard work involved.

Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 7, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

The 2008 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival got off the ground with a terrific new film by Director, Screenwriter and Actor, Paul Gross.

Toronto International Film Festival

Sep 4, 2008 — Larry Anklewicz

The 2008 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival is underway and you can expect the downtown area of the city to be clogged with film fans, film reporters and film stars.  Anywhere you go in the heart of the city you’re sure to run into actors, directors and film aficionados galore.