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

“I think it’s an out-of-the-box movie,” Liang told The Spinoff’s Michelle Langstone in July. “If there’s one thing that can be said for it, it’s that I don’t think anyone can predict what it is. It’s not a superhero movie, even though it’s got a superhero-type character in it, it’s not a period drama because […]

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.

David Oyelowo Explains How Acting Helped With His Directorial Debut on ‘The Water Man’

I knew back then that directing film was something that I was keen to do. And that was my first foray into it, just to dip my toe in the water. In the intervening 10 years, I had the amazing opportunity to work with extraordinary directors, and I decided to treat that as my film […]

Kemp Powers’ ‘One Night in Miami’ Sheds Light on the Civil Rights Movement

I found it interesting that though we’ve talked about these figures so much in history, this film reminds us that there’s still so much we really don’t know about their legacies. That’s the danger of people becoming icons is that they’re both familiar, but it’s also possible to keep them at a distance. When I […]

Tabu to be presenter at 2020 TIFF Tribute Awards

Filmmaker Chaitanya Tamhane’s “The Disciple”, set in the world of Hindustani classical music, follows a young vocalist who struggles to reconcile the purity of his art with the demands of a fast-changing world, is also a part of the festival. PTI RB RB BK BK 09101511

‘Wolfwalkers’ Review: What Big Eyes You’ll Have Watching Tomm Moore’s Environmental Fairy Tale

As a girl, Robyn is expected to stay at home, doing scullery duty, but she sneaks out instead. Robyn fears the worst when she comes face to face with a wolf in a clearing, although this one looks different: It’s cuter, almost cuddly, and has the same three dots high on its cheek earlier seen […]

TIFF Filmmaker Lab Talent Jorge Cadena Talks About Indigenous Queer Project ‘Tropical Malady’

I am homosexual. Some of my works have not been focused on that topic. This film seeks to be transversal. At this moment, when a queer, gay or “fag” [as we sometimes call ourselves] group joins other fights and their collective struggle gains strength, then we are managing to fight against two points, against homophobia […]

‘Violation’ Review: Disturbing Rape-Revenge Thriller Subverts Genre Trappings

The gruesome details of the film’s deeply unsettling revenge sequence are best left unspoiled, although some necessary warnings around sisterly betrayal, rape and extreme, bloody body horror should be noted all the same. Though what’s provocative about “Violation” isn’t the presence of these triggers, but the way it handles them, knowing that real-life sexual perils […]

In ‘Almost Famous,’ William Calls a Santa Monica Cottage Home

Shown to be at 1047 Gardena Place in San Diego, the residence is actually located on a tree-lined corner lot in Santa Monica’s Sunset Park neighborhood. A fellow filming locations cohort tracked the place down ages ago, and I went out to see it in person in 2009. In real life, the one-story California Craftsman-style […]

The Hill’s Morning Report – Sponsored by National Industries for the Blind – Prudent or ‘pathetic’? GOP senators plan to vote on coronavirus relief Thursday

Meanwhile, Pelosi said that while she and Treasury Secretary Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinMcConnell works to lock down GOP votes for coronavirus bill White House asks for flexibility in Space Force funding in stopgap spending measure On The Money: Senate GOP unveils slimmed-down coronavirus relief bill | Democrats call GOP bill dead on arrival | Military […]