Toronto Film Festival Lineup:

World PremieresLooper (Rian Johnson)Cloud Atlas (The Wachowskis & Tom Tykwer)Argo (Ben Affleck)Silver Linings Playbook (David O Russell)Love, Marilyn (Liz Garbus)Free Angela And All Political Prisoners (Shola Lynch)The Place Beyond The Pines (Derek Cianfrance)Midnight’s Children (Deepa Mehta)Hyde Park On Hudson (Roger Michell)Great Expectations (Mike Newell)Inescapable (Rubba Nadda)Twice Born (Sergio Castellitto)English Vinglish (Gauri Shinde)The Perks Of Being […]

BFI London Film Festival 2020 full line-up, dates, opening and closing galas, virtual screenings

Mangrove director Steve McQueen said: “I couldn’t be happier that Mangrove will open this year’s BFI London Film Festival. Although the themes are universal, Mangrove is a London story. It may have happened 50 years ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was then.”

Kate Winslet and Mark Wahlberg aim for Oscars at unusual Toronto film festival

The Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg is hoping to return to the race with the fact-based drama Good Joe Bell from Reinaldo Marcus Green, the acclaimed director of Monsters and Men, and the Oscar-winning screenwriters of Brokeback Mountain. The film tells the true story of a father whose son kills himself after homophobic bullying and his […]

Venice film festival 2020 roundup – against all the odds, a triumph

Bizarrely, the festival’s absolute hot ticket was a half-hour short – Pedro Almodóvar’s The Human Voice, a free adaptation of Jean Cocteau’s play. A solo Tilda Swinton, as a woman on the phone to her neglectful lover, paces a typically lavish Almodóvar set, but this time it’s part of a deserted sound stage – a […]

Frances McDormand starrer Nomadland wins the Golden Lion at Venice film festival

While it’s too soon to say if the measures worked, there were no immediate reports of infections among festivalgoers and compliance with mask mandates and social distancing appeared to be high. “We were a little bit worried at the beginning, of course,” said festival director Alberto Barbera. “We knew that we had a very strict […]

Venice Film Festival 2020: The Best Movies According To The Critics

Actress Regina King made her feature directorial debut in Venice with praised drama One Night In Miami, which charts a night when icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown gather to discuss their roles in the civil rights movement. The drama received hardy applause on site. King also made history as the […]

What’s The Price Tag On Venice Film Festival’s COVID Sanitary Protocols & Adjustments?

Related Story SAG-AFTRA Health Plan To Offer 80% Reduction In COBRA Premiums In fact, the regional committee for health and security only confirmed the festival’s protocols on August 25, a mere nine days before kick-off. Also, because the situation was changing from the national and regional points of view, it looked like quarantining might be […]

Venice Film Festival Outlines Structure For 77th Edition: Fewer Titles, Section Shifts

The Venice Film Festival this morning said that the 77th edition will go ahead from September 2-12 with certain changes owing to sanitary protocols imposed by the COVID-19 crisis. The overall number of films in the official selection will be reduced, down to about 50-55, while the competitive sections Venezia 77 and Horizons will maintain […]

New York Film Festival Adds Bronx Zoo As Drive-In Screening Site

Screenings and talks will instead be held either online or at drive-ins in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. The outer boroughs’ involvement at least gives the non-profit organization an opportunity to sell tickets to audiences not always at the core of the festival’s audience. With travel significantly restricted, the usual international mix of audiences and […]

BFI London Film Festival To Screen ‘Soul’, ‘Nomadland’ At Hybrid 2020 Edition

A selection of screenings will take place at cinemas and others will take place in a virtual form for audiences across the UK. The films come from 40 countries. All screenings are geo-blocked to the UK, though festival talks will be available to experience for free around the world.