Saturday, December 10, 2016

Toronto International Film Festival

Sunday, Sep. 18, 2016

The top award at the Toronto International Film Festival went Sunday to Damien Chazelle's "La La Land," a modern-day musical starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling that's been the sensation of the fall film festival circuit.

The film received the festival's People's Choice Award, which is...

Thursday, Sep. 15, 2016

About five years ago, screenwriter Kelly Fremon Craig was on her way out of a meeting with James L. Brooks about a script she had written. Before she left, she turned around and said, "Nobody will ever work harder than I will."

Brooks, whose credits run from "Taxi" to "Terms of Endearment...

Tuesday, Sep. 13, 2016

Living partly in the Ugandan capital of Kampala where she runs a film school, the Indian-born filmmaker Mira Nair is regularly surrounded by lives she rarely sees reflected back by the movies.

"The dignity of everyday life - the beauty of it, the attitude of it - is what I live around,"...

Monday, Sep. 12, 2016

Movies aren't what they were. I'll wait for it on Netflix. Television is so much better right now.

Those kinds of sentiments can feel ubiquitous to anyone who cares deeply about movies, as well as for those whose love has waned. Writer-director Damien Chazelle has heard them all and he...

Sunday, Sep. 11, 2016

In a carefully stage-managed press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival, Nate Parker and the cast of his Nat Turner slave revolt drama "The Birth of a Nation" argued for focusing on their film and not on the years-old rape allegation against Parker that has enveloped the film in...

Friday, Sep. 9, 2016

The shimmering glow of Barry Jenkin's "Moonlight," a poetic coming-of-age tale told across three chapters about a young gay black kid growing up in a poor, drug-ridden neighborhood of Miami, has lit up this year's fall film festival circuit like no other film.

Following its much-lauded...

Thursday, Sep. 8, 2016

The 41st Toronto International Film Festival got underway Thursday with Antoine Fuqua's remake of "The Magnificent Seven," an old-school Western with more modern faces.

The film's Thursday night premiere kicked off North America's largest film festival, which is set to unspool some 300...

Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016

Prophecy abounds at the Toronto International Film Festival. Pundits pronounce Oscar guarantees. Buzz, the most cherished commodity at the festival, is measured and speculated on like stock prices.

But this year's festival, teaming with diversity on screen and behind the camera, stuffed...

Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016

Director Terrence Malick’s Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The American auteur’s documentary debut, Voyage of Time will screen in two formats at the festival.

Narrated by Brad Pitt, Voyage...

Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016

The Toronto International Film Festival announced its Discovery program showcasing 35 feature films, including 16 World Premieres, by first and second time feature directors.

“Toronto audiences first found Christopher Nolan, Lynne Ramsay and Steve McQueen in our Discovery section,” said...