Unlike its major international brethren Cannes, Venice, Sundance, and Berlin, the Toronto International Film Festival is noncompetitive—meaning there’s no jury that hands out prizes. This makes some degree of sense: As the “festivalShow More Summary
Everyone knows Cannes for its famous film festival. When the stars and paparazzi have departed, it’s an even weirder place—with rich Russians and topless old ladies—but still enchanting.
Foxcatcher is already getting Oscar buzz since its debut at the Cannes film festival and, recently, at Toronto's, where we saw the film as well. The movie is directed by Moneyball's Bennett Miller, but unlike that film, which was also...Show More Summary
Quebecois writer/director/actor Xavier Dolan has been making acclaimed films in Canada for the last few years, and his most recent, Mommy, was a huge hit at Cannes this past May. Mommy was up for the Palme d’Or, and while it didn’t take that prize, Dolan did win the Jury Prize for the film. Show More Summary
Before the film debuted at Cannes earlier this year, Tommy Lee Jones' latest directorial effort The Homesman was teased with a trailer. Now the film is poised for release in theaters this fall, and the first official US trailer has arrived, showcasing some seemingly impressive performances from both Jones himself and Hilary Swank. Show More Summary
"Secrets kill." We've gotten glimpses of David Cronenberg's twisted and raw depiction of Hollywood with a trailer from the United Kingdom, a trailer from before the film premiered at Cannes, and also a couple other trailers before that. Show More Summary
Canadian tuxedos have nothing on the serious fashion that's coming out of our northern neighbors this week. The Toronto International Film Festival has risen to the ranks of Cannes and Sundance with a serious lineup of stars in stunning dresses. From Julianne Moore and Kate Bosworth to the ever-adorable Chloë Grace Moretz, these TIFF looks have us saluting the maple leaf.
Many saw Foxcatcher when Bennett Miller and Sony Pictures Classics premiered it at Cannes. I saw it yesterday at Toronto, and the tale about two Olympic Gold Medalist brother wrestlers who get entwined with the bizarre Du Pont family scion John is just as soul crushing when it veers from a quirky character study to tragedy. Show More Summary
Sundance and Cannes have come and gone, and the Toronto International Film Festival has finally arrived, which means Hollywood's hottest stars are heading north to show off their newest films (and beauty looks). Amanda Seyfried is already...Show More Summary
Downtown Toronto is intimidatingly flat and laid out on a rhomboid grid that ensures that a visitor—especially a longtime Chicagoan like myself, used to thinking in terms of north, south, east, and west—will quickly find themselves inventing...Show More Summary
If the acquisitions frenzy and precedent-setting deals struck in Berlin and Cannes is going to continue, it will surprise many of the sellers who've come here to fill slots in their 2015 slates. Maybe it's because there were so manyShow More Summary
While I've posted a breakdown of the female filmmakers at Cannes a couple of time, with over 300 films being screened at TIFF, reviewing each summary to determine how many were directed by women is far too much work for my lazy ass.Show More Summary
Milla Jovovich was beautiful in a white Saint Laurent above the knee dress as she walked the red carpet for the premiere of her movie Cymbeline at the 2014 Venice International Film Festival. The post Mom-to-be Milla Jovovich Shows Off Her Growing Belly in Cannes! appeared first on Growing Your Baby.
We now have the first art for It Follows, which received rave reviews out of Cannes. It will be playing at the BFI London Film Festival, and as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. “For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a […]
Bloody reader ‘Alexander B.’ also tipped us off to the first ever clip from It Follows, which received rave reviews out of Cannes. It will be playing at the BFI London Film Festival, and as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. The footage has a classic horror vibe to it where the protag sees […]
Having debuted at the Cannes Film Festival with premieres in Toronto and New York to come, David Cronenberg's latest film Maps to the Stars, starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska, had its U.S. distribution rights picked up by Focus World with plans to release sometime in 2015.
The reclusive—and controversial—filmmaker vowed to never speak publicly after his ‘Nazi’ scandal at Cannes. But he broke it to discuss the uncut version of Nymphomaniac at the Venice Film Festival (kind of).
We’re on the topic of big Cannes 2014 films, as we just offered up the trailer for Leviathan. I noted in that post that Leviathan didn’t win the Palme d’Or, but here’s a new trailer for the film that did: Winter Sleep, from Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylon. Show More Summary
Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena) made a big impression on Cannes audiences with Leviathan, and though it won only the Best Screenplay award rather than the Palme d’Or, the film remains one of the most anticipated winter releases thanks to the big Cannes buzz. Show More Summary
Every major film festival cultivates a privileged aura. Sundance asserts he primacy of the American independent and heralds the wonder of the breakthrough discovery. Cannes celebrates the cultural prominence of film as a fabric of French cultural life. Show More Summary