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

This is a hugely confrontational film and likely to be controversial: could it be read as an expression of middle-class paranoia or is it a declaration of the inevitability of social change (and not just in Mexico)? Either way, it offers a powerful tableau of a polarised country of haves and have-nots (those who do […]

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

But after Italy tamed its infections with a strict 10-week lockdown, Venice decided to go ahead, albeit under safety protocols that would have previously been unthinkable for a festival that has prided itself on spectacular visuals and glamorous clientele. Face masks were required indoors and out. Reservations for all were required in advance, with theatre […]

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

Former Golden Lion winner Gianfranco Rosi returned to Venice with appreciated documentary Notturno, an immersive portrait of those trying to survive in the war-torn Middle East. Rosi’s film also scored highly with Italian-language critics. Debuting right at the end of the festival was Alex Gibney’s Crazy, Not Insane, an examination of the research by forensic […]

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

Today, he noted that Warner Bros’ Tenet had also been a possibility, but the studio and Christopher Nolan “changed their minds many, many times.” The film had jockeyed release dates during the summer and ultimately began international rollout on August 26, a week before Venice started. “The discussion went on until very recently,” Barbera said. […]

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

In a statement today, Barbera said, “I am extremely pleased that the Biennale Cinema can be held with a minimum reduction of films and sections. Without forgetting the countless victims of these past few months to whom due tribute shall be paid, the first international festival following the forced interruption dictated by the pandemic becomes […]

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

Titles include Pixar’s new movie Soul, which would’ve been at Cannes, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which is set to premiere in Venice, Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, which was part of this year’s Cannes Label, Miranda July’s Kajillionaire, which debuted at Sundance, Bassam Tariq’s Mogul Mowgli, which was at Berlinale, and Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s animation […]