The Toronto Film Festival

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Although the films that have won Best Picture out of Toronto after winning the People’s Choice award played first to critical acclaim at the Telluride film festival it is no doubt a big deal to win that prize from one ...
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As we reach the final stretch of what has been a decidedly divisive film fest, it would be quite common for one to look back. However, with this being the 7th day of the fest, good movies keep showing up, ...
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The Best Picture lineup of 2014 has one more pit stop before it reveals itself. That moment has, for the past ten years, felt obvious. Like George Bailey with hopes of traveling the world and perhaps marrying someone mysterious and ...
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The performances keep getting the attention at the fest. Last year “12 Years a Slave” and “Gravity” were Oscar bound the minute they got screened (and were declared as such by Telluride), but this year there is no such movie. ...
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So far the Toronto International Film Festival has been more about the performances than the movies themselves. Some of us are still awaiting “The Theory of Everything”, “The Imitation Game”, “Rosewater”, “The Good Lie”, “Time out of Mind” and “Wild” among ...
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The Toronto Film Fest is a few days in and so far there isn’t a lot to scream about, Oscar-wise.  What does pop this year (and every year) are the handful of leading male performances. At the top of the ...
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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American fest to announce the premiere of David Fincher’s Gone Girl, and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice, ...
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Over at EW, Dave Karger has put together a nice list of ten titles he’ll be watching for Oscar this September.  The festival that happens between then and now is Telluride, where many of the cream of the crop tend ...

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It’s kind of interesting that repressed female sexuality will be front and center this year, with David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method and Hysteria, aka “The vibrator movie.” Hysteria, which will screen at Toronto, is directed by a woman, Tanya Wexler, ...

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Press Release via The Film Stage.  Interactive gallery at TIFF.net GALAS Closing Night Film Page Eight David Hare, United Kingdom International Premiere Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) ...

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Summer is almost over.  Once August ticks over into September it’s all hands on deck.  The Oscar winning Best Picture will be something that’s been released from September through December.  There has been nothing released so far this year that ...

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Riding high off of last year’s The King’s Speech, which became the first movie in a while to do Toronto before Oscar and still win (although it followed the similar pattern of Slumdog Millionaire which snowballed from Telluride, to Toronto, ...
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The awards: Cadillac People’s Choice Award: The King’s Speech Runner-up: The First Grader Cadillac People’s Choice Award For Documentary: Force of Nature: The David Suzuki Movie Runner-up: Nostalgia for the Light
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Big thanks to Nancy for doing such a nice job covering the Toronto Film Festival this year.¬† I always look forward to her coverage. Nice job, Nancy. The TIFF hasn’t really brought out any new Oscar contenders in a big ...
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Deadline reports that The Conspirator is likely out of Oscars 2010. They say they are working from The Hurt Locker model. Hm. Not sure that is the right way to go on this, but who am I to say. Steve ...
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Even though one can’t take anything for granted at this state of the race, it’s impossible to deny real buzz. Right now, two films have it – 127 Hours and The King’s Speech, both films seem to hit just the ...
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Ebert is someone who knows a thing or two about life and death. It isn’t just his own experience with cancer that gives him this depth; it is also his natural curiosity and profound intellect.¬† While others can sometimes rely ...
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The Conspirator leaps to the top of the pile with several good notices coming out of Toronto. This is the Toronto experience most filmmakers hope will happen: low on the buzz meter going in, a happy surprise going out. While ...
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When the Hereafter trailer dropped, I noticed that it divided people sharply. I read a few commenters here who thought it was universal hate, but if you casually scroll through Twitter, as I often do, to get a more varied ...
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Despite the embargo issued at the time of today’s screening of Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter in Toronto, the Tweets were flying nonetheless. I only read two and they sounded exactly alike (is there a secret club I don’t know about?) and ...

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