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

When it was revealed that the drama would focus on a romance between Anning and a female friend, played by the Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan, despite the lack of historical basis, there was unrest among Anning’s relatives. But Lee has stated that “it’s not a biopic” and is a film about women finding liberation during […]

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 […]

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

British actor Vanessa Kirby won best lead actress for Pieces of a Woman, a harrowing drama about the emotional fallout on a couple after their baby dies during a home birth. Italy’s Pierfrancesco Fabino won best lead actor for Padrenostro (Our Father), an Italian coming-of-age story that takes place after a terrorist attack in the […]

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

The Venice Gap Financing Market and the Book Adaptation Rights Market are also to be held in person, while offering many possibilities to participate remotely from all around the world, organizers said. Panels and events that take place physically at the Hotel Excelsior will, for the first time, be streamed on the website of the […]

New York Film Festival Adds Bronx Zoo As Drive-In Screening Site

Three films have been confirmed to screen at the location, which has been built in the zoo’s south parking lot. Steve McQueen’s Lovers Rock, which is the opening selection at the festival next Thursday at a drive-in in Queens, will be shown in the Bronx on September 23. The other two titles are Art Movie […]

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 […]