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Did These Movies Make You Cry?

Posted By Brian Trinh on Sep 9th 2014 10:48AM
The Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing now and already the star-studded festival has brought some of Hollywood's finest actors, actresses and directors to the streets of Hollywood North. It's also attracted droves of fans looking to stalk spot celebs during their red carpet premieres or across the table inside the city's many restaurants. But not every TIFF-goer is in it... read more

'The Judge' Selected For TIFF 2014 Opening Film

Posted By Brian Trinh on July 07, 2014
The Toronto International Film Festival's opening movie may not be "Iron Man 4", but it will feature the same leading man come early September. David Dobkin's "The Judge" will open TIFF 2014, according to a release sent out by festival organizers on Friday. "The Judge" stars Robert Downey Jr. as Hank Palmer, a hot-shot lawyer forced to return to his childhood home after his father is accused...

Cannes 2014: Stars Dressed to the Nines on the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Posted By Moviefone Staff on May 05, 2014
The 2014 Cannes Film Festival is now in full swing and that means some of the biggest international stars are out in style. Perhaps the most prestigious film festival in the world, Cannes attracts the best filmmakers from around the globe and hosts an endless array of A-list actors and actresses. This year's most notable North American directors include David Cronenberg and Bennett Miller, who...

'12 Years a Slave' NYFF Premiere: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, and More Hit the Red Carpet (PHOTOS)

Posted By Erin Whitney on October 10, 2013
WireImage/Getty Steve McQueen's highly praised "12 Years a Slave" made its premiere at the New York Film Festival last Tuesday, and its stars were out in full force. Already said to be one of the best films of the year (if not the best), McQueen's film stars Chiwetel Ejiofor ("Children of Men") as a free man in pre-Civil War America who is abducted and sold into slavery. "12 Years a Slave,"...

TIFF Review: 'The Fifth Estate' and Hollywood's Computer Problem

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Dreamworks Hollywood has been attempting to make sense of computers and their effect on the world for decades. Most of the time, these films entail cartoonish portrayals of tech nerds, making them all out to be skateboard-riding, trenchcoat-wearing hackers who stare into the abyss of their laptop screens (aka "cyberspace") as they look to fight the powers that be. Also, there's usually techno...

13 Things We Hope to See at TIFF This Year

Posted By Alex Suskind on September 09, 2013
Getty It's September which means it's time for... the Oscars? Wait, no, that can't be right. The Oscars aren't for another six months. Ohhh, it's time for the Toronto International Film Festival, which is a precursor to the Oscars. That explains all the "Early Oscar Prediction" features every movie site has been pumping out (ahem) over the last week. Well, premature awards buzz naysayers...

Oscar Buzz Begins in Earnest at Venice, Telluride, and Toronto Film Festivals

Posted By Gary Susman on September 09, 2013
Fox Searchlight With critics and movie buffs flocking to fall film festivals like swallows returning to Capistrano, it's clear that Oscar season is upon us again. Already, the buzz is strong for movies that played last week at Venice and Telluride, and the air in Toronto is thick with anticipation for likely contenders playing there later this week and next. Therefore, we can anoint some...

Toronto Film Festival Preview: Our Recommendations

Posted By Jason Anderson on August 08, 2011
Seeing as the world's biggest movie stars have descended on the Toronto International Film Festival every September for 36 years now, you can hardly blame locals for getting a little blasé. Sure, you can still expect the sidewalks in front of the city's most luxurious hotels and most exclusive nightspots -- along with the festival's innumerable red-carpet film premieres -- to be...

Kirsten Dunst, 'Tree of Life' Win Top Prizes at Cannes Film Fest

Posted By Sharon Knolle on May 05, 2011
Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' divided critics at the Cannes Film Festival, but a jury led by Robert De Niro awarded it the Palme d'Or, the festival's highest honor, Sunday. Another media storm surrounded 'Melancholia' after Lars von Trier's outlandish behavior got him banned from the festival, but that didn't stop the film's star, Kirsten Dunst, from being honored for her role as a...

Much-Hyped 'Tree of Life' Draws Boos, Applause at Cannes

Posted By Sharon Knolle on May 05, 2011
Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' debuted Monday to dramatically mixed reactions at the Cannes Film Fest, with some calling it "a wank" while others praised it as "magnificent." The film, which stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, was met with both boos and a round of applause at a packed press screening. "It's a very sad and beautiful...wank? The ultimate refutation of narrative? An...

Cannes Roundup: Butler/Biel Rom-Com; 'Seven Psychopaths' Lines Up Walken, Rourke; McConaughey Headlines 'Dallas Buyers Club'

Posted By Sharon Knolle on May 05, 2011
Deals for films of all stripes continue fast and furious at the Cannes Film Fest, including a new romantic comedy with Gerard Butler and Jessica Biel and a black comedy with Christopher Walken and Mickey Rourke in the follow-up from 'In Bruges' director Martin McDonagh. First up, Gabriele Muccino's 'Playing the Field,' starring Butler as a washed-up, retired soccer pro who looks up his...

'Buck' at Hot Docs: Move Over Cesar Millan, the Horse Whisperer Is Here

Posted By Monika Bartyzel on May 05, 2011
'Buck' is the kind of sweet, easily enjoyable film that grows on you. It might focus on the inspiration for Robert Redford's 'The Horse Whisperer,' but it doesn't have the Hollywood buzz. It doesn't have the media fervor of documentaries like fellow man + animal feature 'Project Nim.' It doesn't have the marketing whirlwind Morgan Spurlock and 'The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.' What it does have...

'Becoming Chaz' at Hot Docs: An Exploratory Look at Transitioning

Posted By Monika Bartyzel on May 05, 2011
There's a certain amount of tabloid curiosity surrounding 'Becoming Chaz,' and it's no surprise. This documentary doesn't focus on an unknown figure about to break into the world through cinema; it's about the daughter of Sonny and Cher transitioning from female to male. Iconic parents, inside scoops and sexual reassignment are the types of factoids that pique public curiosity, but dirt is...

Will Mel Gibson Resurface at Cannes to Support 'The Beaver'?

Posted By Sharon Knolle on May 05, 2011
Mel Gibson has been largely absent from the publicity push for his new movie 'The Beaver' so far, but he's now expected to appear at Cannes when the film screens out of competition on May 17. (He's pictured here with his 'Beaver' director, Jodie Foster at the 2010 premiere of his film 'Edge of Darkness.') Thierry Desmichelle, CEO of SND, the film's French distributor, announced...

'I Melt With You' Sundance Review: The Year's Dullest Debauchery

Posted By Eric D. Snider on February 02, 2011
In 'I Melt with You,' a quartet of 44-year-old men who were friends in college reunite for their annual weekend of debauchery and hedonism. Sounds fun, right? Not this time! This time, one of the four is being a real Debbie Downer, reminding everyone of how they've failed to live up to any of their youthful ideals, and how they're all terrible human beings. They start to wonder if life is even...

'Cedar Rapids' Sundance Review: Ed Helms Gets a Starring Role

Posted By Eric D. Snider on January 01, 2011
If there is justice in the world, Ed Helms will soon be a comedy star whose name above the title sells a movie all by itself. A veteran of 'The Daily Show,' 'The Office,' and 'The Hangover' (plus its impending sequel), Helms is a master of lovable, slightly square awkwardness, and there's room for him at the top. 'Cedar Rapids' probably is not the film that will do it for him, but it's a step...

'Hobo with a Shotgun' Sundance Review: A Bindle of Laughs

Posted By Eric D. Snider on January 01, 2011
'Hobo with a Shotgun' is everything you'd want a film called 'Hobo with a Shotgun' to be, except that ideally you'd be watching it on a crusty VHS tape that you found in the back of an independent video store run by a weird guy with a ponytail. In an era of too much campy self-awareness, too many grindhouse homages, and too much blood-for-blood's-sake, 'HWAS' is a breath of fresh, sleazy...

Ed Helms Sundance Interview: 'Cedar Rapids,' Nude Scenes and 'Office' Spoilers

Posted By Eric D. Snider on January 01, 2011
The very funny Ed Helms followed in his 'Daily Show' colleague Steve Carell's footsteps by joining 'The Office,' and thereafter branched out into films. 'The Hangover' helped make his toothy face recognizable to even more people; now, in addition to 'The Hangover 2' (due May 26), Helms has 'Cedar Rapids,' in which he is not a supporting player but the star. The film premiered at the Sundance...

'Homework' Sundance Review: Your Dog Wouldn't Eat It

Posted By Eric D. Snider on January 01, 2011
'Homework' would be a good film to watch if you were cramming for your Indie Films of the 2000s final and didn't have time to see everything on the syllabus. It's like a Cliff's Notes version of every teen-centered Sundance comedy of the last decade. Precocious teenage boy who's a slacker at school because he finds the material unstimulating? Check. Calls his teachers by their first names,...

The 5 Best and 5 Worst Sundance Purchases

Posted By Eric D. Snider on January 01, 2011
Philosophically, the Sundance Film Festival's most important goal is to give independent films from around the world a venue in which to be seen by enthusiastic audiences, but there's no denying Sundance's other major function: to help the filmmakers sell their movies to distributors, who can then sell them to the movie-going public. For the industry, Sundance is like a big ol' bazaar,...

10 Festival Favorites That Didn't Make It to Theaters in 2010

Posted By Eric D. Snider on December 12, 2010
One of the pleasures of attending a film festival is discovering good movies that most people haven't had a chance to see yet, then raving about them to your friends. One of the frustrations, however, is when those good movies don't make it past the festival stage, and the people to whom you've been raving never get a chance to see them. (I'll go out on a limb and guess that this is more...

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