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Toronto News Round-up

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 Pond on the Springsteen splash at…

Ebert’s Hereafter Rave

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 on their…

Toronto Must-Sees

Nancy Kriparos will be covering Toronto for Awards Daily in the coming weeks. She asked me which films I was most interested in seeing and/or having her cover. Toronto can be an unwieldy beast. I think it's important to always…

TIFF 2010: What Would be Major Gets?

The Toronto Star's Pete Howell spitballs what could be big gets for the Toronto Film Fest. These have not been announced nor confirmed - but what if? Howell names Terrence Malick's Tree of Life as the number one biggest get, with the…

Five Biggest Oscar Boosts from Toronto

Dave Karger at EW has compiled his list of the top five Oscar boosts from the Toronto Film Fest.  As follows: 1. Up in the Air. 2. Gabourey Sidibe. 3. Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. 4. Clive Owen. 5. Joel and Ethan Coen.

“Critics” Poll

What makes a film critic, one has to wonder. Nowadays, anyone with a blog who sees movies is called a "critic." I really think that should be amended to use the term "blogger" or "industry columnist." Not everyone is an actual film critic.…

Toronto Blood Bath

According to this Thompson on Hollywood piece, no one bought a damned thing in Toronto - save a few movies here or there, like A Single Man. Indie film is now taking a hit, this after a long spell where Oscar focused primarily on…

What Others Are Saying

Not for nothing, I somehow missed this money quote back on September 13 when Ebert first posted it, but it's worth remembering: It's fairly routine at a film festival to hear a director praise somebody else's film. But Lone Scherfig,…

Amanda Seyfried in Chloe

Roger Ebert writes mysteriously about Chloe, saying that it reminded him of a movie but if he even says the title it will be a major spoiler -- eroticism....Cat People? The Last Tango in Paris? The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the…

Oscars to Toronto – TIME Goes There

TIME's Richard Corliss says actors are salesmen. George Clooney has the goods and delivered two memorable performances in Toronto, only one slightly more so: Clooney responds to this unusual freedom with the sharpest, most nuanced…

Owen G. on Toronto Pics

Entertainment Weekly's Owen Gleiberman writes at length about Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story (loves it, but wishes Moore had been more reserved) but also drops some tidbits as to his reaction of Up in the Air (looks to be a grade A) and A…

Ebert on the Ground at TIFF

This year there will probably be more coverage on the web from the TIFF than there ever has been. In addition to Nancy who'll be covering the festival for us, I'll be paying attention to Roger Ebert's blog. He'll be at the fest, and is…