Saturday, September 23, 2017

Toronto International Film Festival

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

Martin McDonaugh's "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" took the Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice Award on Sunday, an early bell-weather for Hollywood's coming awards season.

Piers Handling, chief executive and director of the festival, announced the awards for...

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

If the Toronto International Film Festival has proven one thing, it's that Guillermo del Toro can work a room.

At the premiere of his festival sensation and surefire Oscar contender "The Shape of Water," the good-humored Mexican director had the audience of the Elgin Theatre in his thrall...

Wednesday, Sep. 13, 2017

Angelina Jolie arrives for an interview with the familiar harried air of a parent who has just barely managed to withdraw from her children, all six of whom she's left having breakfast upstairs in their Toronto hotel suite.

"The reason I was a little late is they made me change," Jolie...

Tuesday, Sep. 12, 2017

A film that finds the comedy and humanity in Tonya Harding is the biggest acquisition of the Toronto International Film Festival.

Domestic distribution rights for "I, Tonya," starring Margot Robbie as the notorious Olympic skater, were bought by a pair of new companies, Neon and 30West,...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

Greta Gerwig stood on the stage of the Ryerson Theatre at the Toronto International Film Festival, wiping back tears from the roaring standing ovation that greeted her directorial debut, "Lady Bird."

Gerwig was already a successful actress and a proven screenwriter, having co-written...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

The kind of breakthrough performance where it's immediately apparent that an actor is going to be a star for years to come is a rarity in movies. Think of Emma Stone in "Easy A" or Jessica Chastain in "The Tree of Life."

But that kind of thunderbolt moment is striking now for 21-year-old...

Sunday, Sep. 10, 2017

Aaron Sorkin was sitting in a restaurant with producers Amy Pascal and Mark Gordon, ticking off the names of top Hollywood directors who might be a good fit for the script Sorkin had just finished: "Molly's Game," a drama about the so-called "poker princess" Molly Bloom.

"When we got to...

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

Though seldom a smash on the big screen, tennis movies took center court at the Toronto International Film Festival, where "Borg/McEnroe" opened the annual festival Thursday.

The film, starring Shia LaBeouf as John McEnroe and Sverrir Gudnason as Bjorn Borg, is the opening volley in the...

Thursday, Sep. 7, 2017

Few institutions in cinema can match the teeming, overwhelming Toronto International Film Festival as a conversation-starting force. It simply has a lot of movies worth talking about.

And this year, many of the films that will parade down Toronto red carpets will hope to shift the...

Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017

Piers Handling, director and CEO of TIFF, announced that 2018 will be his final year leading the Toronto International Film Festival. TIFF is a charitable cultural organization with projects that include the annual Toronto International Film Fest; TIFF Bell Lightbox which features five cinemas;...