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Toronto International Film Festival

‘Moving On’ Review: Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin Flaunt Their Crack Comic Timing in a Tonally Awkward Paul Weitz Film

The revenge comedy, which had its world premiere at TIFF, pairs the seasoned pros as estranged friends who reunite to settle an old score.

‘Prisoner’s Daughter’: Kate Beckinsale and Brian Cox in Catherine Hardwicke’s Labored Drama

In the 'Twilight' director's latest feature, which premiered at Toronto, a dying convict tries to reconnect with his daughter.

Laura Poitras Slams Hillary Clinton’s Film Festival Appearances, Accuses Former Secretary of State of “Engaging in a Kind of Whitewashing”

Hillary Clinton’s fall festival tour generated plenty of bemusement and column inches, and those appearances have now come under fire from Venice’s latest Golden Lion winner. Speaking at the Toronto Film Festival, Laura Poitras — whose new doc, All the Beauty and the Bloodshed, took home Venice’s top prize — said it was “alarming to […]

TIFF: Neon Acquires Eco-Terrorist Thriller ‘How to Blow Up a Pipeline’

Neon has won the race to acquire How to Blow Up a Pipeline in one of the first major acquisitions from Toronto. Featuring an ensemble cast including Ariela Barer, Kristine Froseth, Lukas Gage, Forrest Goodluck, Sasha Lane, Jayme Lawson, Marcus Scribner, Jake Weary, Irene Bedard and Olive Jane Lorraine, the heist thriller had generated sizeable […]

‘Chevalier’ Review: Kelvin Harrison Jr. Blossoms in Sumptuous but Shaky Biopic of a Classical Violinist

The 'Waves' alum and Samara Weaving star in Stephen Williams' ambitious portrayal of Chevalier de Saint-Georges.

‘Wildflower’ Review: Kiernan Shipka Plays the Daughter of Neurodivergent Parents in an Endearing Coming-of-Age Film

The actress stars alongside Jean Smart, Jacki Weaver, Alexandra Daddario and Reid Scott in Matt Smukler's feature debut.

Toronto: Oscar Frontrunners Shine at Tribute Gala, ‘Nope’ Revived at Imax and Venice-Winning Doc Comes to Town

This is the second installment of a series of dispatches from the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival. You can read the first dispatch here. As news emerged from Venice that a documentary feature had won that film festival’s top prize, the Golden Lion, for only the second time — All the Beauty and the Bloodshed (Neon), […]

‘Wendell & Wild’ Review: A Playfully Devious Animated Romp From Jordan Peele and Henry Selick

The Netflix release that premiered in Toronto features the voice talents of Peele, Keegan-Michael Key, Lyric Ross, Angela Bassett and Ving Rhames.

David O. Russell and Christian Bale Debut ‘Amsterdam’ at Private L.A. Screening Attended by Oscar Isaac, Ben Stiller and Jeremy Strong

Amsterdam came to Los Angeles over the weekend. David O. Russell debuted his anticipated and star-packed film during a private screening on Sunday night at the Ross House alongside star Christian Bale in front of an A-list crowd. Filmmaker Adam McKay was also on hand to moderate a Q&A with Russell and Bale. The screening […]

Damien Chazelle Calls ‘Babylon’ His “Hardest” Shoot, Debuts Wild Trailer at TIFF

Damien Chazelle was on hand at the Toronto International Film Festival to talk about his career — from Whiplash to his Oscar-winning La La Land — and his upcoming feature Babylon. During the talk, Chazelle called Babylon “the hardest shoot I have ever had.” The movie was filmed in and around Los Angeles, including on the […]

‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ Review: Vintage Tyler Perry, for Better or Worse

The director's Netflix film is about a jazz musician's decades-long love affair with a Black woman who passes in the Deep South.

‘My Policeman’ Review: Harry Styles and Emma Corrin Bring Minimal Heat to Tepid Gay Melodrama

A complicated love triangle in 1950s Brighton gets untangled 40 years later in Michael Grandage’s romantic drama, premiering in Toronto ahead of its Amazon release.