Toronto Film Festival Lineup:

A good chunk of the 2012 Toronto Film Festival was just released, and your shiny new world-premiering movies are … Looper, the Joseph Gordon-Levitt time-travel assassin movie, which will open the festival; the Wachowskis’ Cloud Atlas; Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing; Ben Affleck’s Argo, also starring Bryan Cranston; Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha, starring Greta […]

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

My bet for the Golden Lion? Don’t be surprised if it turns out to be the last film that played in competition – the superb Nomadland, by Chloé Zhao, the Chinese director behind 2017’s The Rider. This is another docudrama study of contemporary America, starring Frances McDormand as a woman who loses her Nevada home […]

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 festival will also see directorial debuts from actors such as Halle Berry, whose drama Bruised sees her starring as an MMA fighter, and David Oyelowo, whose family fantasy The Water Man sees him starring alongside Rosario Dawson. Other stars with big premieres include Idris Elba, leading the urban cowboy tale Concrete Cowboy, and Rosamund […]

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

“Thank you so much for letting us come to your festival in this weird, weird world and way!” McDormand told the masked audience as the Italian marketing team for the film actually accepted the award. “But we’re really glad you let us come! And we’ll see you down the road!”

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?

Given how smoothly things have been running this year, with fewer titles and more screenings, I asked Barbera if he thought the festival would maintain these sorts of levels. Should he return next year (his mandate is up after this edition and we’ll know in October if he’s coming back), Barbera said the 55-60 range […]

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.