Toronto: Download THR's Day 1 Daily
The fest's first daily issue includes a look at this year's boundary-pushing film lineup, emerging awards contenders and an exclusive on Louis C.K.'s "secret" movie 'I Love You, Daddy.'
The Hollywood Reporter has released its first Toronto International Film Festival daily issue, which features a look at how audiences might respond to this year's slew of politically incorrect films (from Bodied to The Death of Stalin), which titles are emerging as early awards season contenders and exclusive details about Louis C.K.'s highly anticipated I Love You, Daddy.
TIFF Gets Confrontational
With a slew of films that veer far from polite discourse, this year's Toronto Film Fest is shaping up to be the most politically incorrect in years. Among the films most likely to spark outrage are Joseph Kahn's battle rap satire Bodied (think lots of racist language) and Armando Iannucci's Soviet-era sendup The Death of Stalin (rape and murder jokes). THR breaks down which films have the potential to push buttons, and how viewers might react.
Awards Season Comes Into Focus
The Telluride Film Festival is over and the Venice Film Festival is winding down, so now it's TIFF's turn to shape the upcoming awards season, THR's awards analyst notes. Downsizing, Alexander Payne's Paramount dramedy starring Matt Damon, received top marks from critics on the Lido, but met a lukewarm response in the Rockies, so TIFF could tip the scales one way or the other. Meanwhile, the strongest best picture contender to emerge from Telluride was Darkest Hour, which stars an almost unrecognizable Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill, making him not only a likely best actor Oscar nominee but also a possible winner.
Behind Louis C.K.'s "Secret" Movie
Heading into the Toronto market, Louis C.K.'s I Love You, Daddy — a film shot entirely in secret and which features an impressive cast that includes Pamela Adlon and Rose Byrne — certainly had buyers intrigued. But the consensus among them was the film wasn't really for sale, and the comic would simply self-distribute on his website like he did with his beloved series Horace and Pete. But that's not the case. "This is a movie I want to see projected," C.K. tells THR exclusively. "I want someone who can put this in theaters. That's a big goal for me."