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 […]

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 […]

Toronto Film Festival: No Taika, fewer films, but NZ still has strong presence

Due for release here on October 22, this local comedy has been hand-picked as one of 30 titles by TIFF’s industry and festival programme teams for screening to potential international buyers. Created by the producers of Kiwi box office hits The Breaker Upperers and Hunt for the Wilderpeople, director Curtis Vowell’s (Fantail) movie stars award-winning […]

Toronto Film Festival: Spike Lee concert documentary opens scaled-back event

Polanski has been wanted in the US for the statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl since the 1970s and has since faced other accusations of sexual assault. His lawyers have “firmly denied” the accusations.

Shawn Mendes Partnering With Toronto Film Festival For Changemaker Award, Will Perform at 2020 Ceremony

This year’s honorees will include Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, directors Chloe Zhao, Mira Nair and Tracey Deer and Grammy-winning composer Terence Blanchard. After the coronavirus pandemic ended plans for a physical mass gathering, TIFF’s award season gala will go digital this year with at-home acceptance speeches and career retrospectives for the trophy winners.

Toronto 2020: Who The Hell Knows How Pandemic-Challenged Acquisitions Market Will Unfold

One film braving all of this is I Care a Lot. A deliciously cynical satire directed by J Blakeson, it is the kind of movie that would play great to a Toronto audience. Rosamund Pike stars as a steely con woman who targets the elderly by using legal machinations to become their legal guardian. She […]

HBO Closing Record Worldwide Deal For ‘Bad Education’ – Toronto

Scripted by Mike Makowsky — who attended school at Roslyn as the scandal unfolded in the early 2000s — the film also stars Ray Romano as the school board president who becomes an unwitting participant as he and board members give in to the prodding of superintendent Dr. Frank Tassone (Jackman) to fire the assistant […]

Endeavor Content To Premiere Toronto Titles ‘Concrete Cowboy’, ‘Penguin Bloom’ & ‘Shadow In The Cloud’ At Downtown L.A. Drive-In Screenings

“Do we have another option?,” asked EC’s Deb McIntosh, as she and colleague Christopher Slager explained the drive-in gambit. “We hope the market will be brisk. We’ve had a lot of success setting up projects during lockdown, working from home. The more time marches on and production doesn’t happen, the most valuable these finished films […]

Beyond ‘The Social Network’: Other Noteworthy Movies at the New York Film Festival

A number of this year’s Oscar contenders emerged out of last month’s Telluride, Venice, and Toronto film festivals, as they usually do. Danny Boyle’s kinetic outdoorsman-who-amputates-his-own-arm suspenser 127 Hours, Darren Aronofsky’s terror-at-the-ballet thriller Black Swan, and The King’s Speech, about King George VI overcoming a stammer, were among the films making big splashes—and Toronto also […]

Trace Lysette, Patricia Clarkson, Anna Paquin & Adriana Barraza To Star In Drama ‘Monica’; The Exchange Launches Sales — Toronto

The Exchange is launching world sales during the Toronto Film Festival on the drama, which will chart the story of a transgender woman (Lysette) who returns home to the Midwest to care for her dying mother (Clarkson). The tale of a fractured family is said to explore themes of abandonment, ageing, acceptance and redemption.