Toronto: Your Best Picture Winner Will Be

To bring you up to speed — though if you’re unfamiliar with 12 Years a Slave, that won’t last long — the fact-based film stars Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, a free violinist living in 1841 New York who is drugged by two shady employers (one of whom, randomly, is Saturday Night Live’s Taran Killam), then […]

Toronto 2015: Why ‘Anomalisa’ Is the Fest’s Must-See Movie

It’s a film that blends a surprising realism with a surreal sense of reality falling apart, one herky-jerky movement at a time. Its hero — if you could call the fucked-up pop-psychology author at its center a “hero” — is a middle-aged man with a sagging body who drinks too much, booty-calls up old flames […]

Aaron Eckhart Thriller ‘Ambush’ Acquired By Saban Films; Cody Christian, Dermot Mulroney, Jason Genao Join Cast – Toronto

EXCLUSIVE: Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Ambush, the Vietnam War action thriller toplined by Aaron Echkart. Cody Christian, Dermot Mulroney and Jason Genao have also joined the cast of the pic, which is co-written and to be directed by Mark Earl Burman (Dog Eat Dog). Principal photography is now set to begin […]

Toronto Opening-Night Film ‘Once Were Brothers’ Acquired By Magnolia Pictures

“Being a longtime fan of The Band, Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band still held many surprises and information I didn’t know,” Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said in a release Thursday announcing the deal. “Daniel Roher has fashioned a stirring tribute to a great American ensemble.”

Venice Film Festival: Cinema as the antidote to coronavirus depression

From Marx to Greta: Highlights of the 2020 Venice Film Festival A German-Polish production in the run His hands seem to work wonders: In “Never Gonna Snow Again,” actor Alec Utgoff plays the role of Ukrainian migrant Zhenia, who works as a masseur for the Warsaw upper class and develops into a kind of guru […]

Coming soon to a beach near you? Toronto friends launch bizarre ‘Brokini’ swimsuit for men that is ‘fun for goofing around’ at bachelor parties and festivals

‘We hope to one day grow Brokinis enough to cover our MASSIVE cryptocurrency losses and hire a golden retriever as a receptionist, but we have no idea how to run a business so that seems pretty unlikely at this point,’ their ‘About’ page reads.  

Venice Film Festival to require face masks during screenings

The film festival will be the first in-person movie event since the pandemic began and it is one of the first major international events that Italy is hosting after becoming the onetime COVID-19 epicenter in Europe. After getting infections under control with a strict, 10-week national lockdown that ended in May, Italy is now dealing […]

Alcon Entertainment’s Horror Movie ‘Lullaby’ Starts Production In Toronto After Being Postponed Due To COVID-19

Peterson will manage on-set COVID-19 protocols as medical supervisor. Having served as a team leader for COVID-19 screening operations at a GTA hospital since the beginning of the pandemic, as a municipal paramedic for 25 years, and as a Red Cross first aid teacher since 2001, Peterson will lead all safety initiatives on the Lullaby […]

New York Film Festival Sets Spotlight Lineup, With ‘Hopper/Welles’, Sofia Coppola’s ‘On The Rocks’ & More

In addition to Hopper/Welles, documentaries include All In: The Fight for Democracy, a look at voter suppression directed by Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés; and The Monopoly of Violence, from director David Dufresne, an examination of police brutality in France.

Regina King On Movie Directorial Debut ‘One Night In Miami’: “The Time Is Now For This Film” — Venice Film Festival

“Of course when you’re playing a real person, there is a little concern that you want to honor that person’s life, but also that you don’t want the performance to be a caricature. You want it to be a true embodiment of that person. It was the actors’ job to do that research and dive […]