Tiff 2013

Tracks

Emma Seligman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Emma Seligman

Tracks is a one of a kind cinematic venture that only comes around every decade or so. Let's hope some of that TIFF good luck charm allows this striking independent feature to eventually be seen and loved around the world.

Mike Ryan

A Drunken Night With Jake Gyllenhaal Led To This Movie

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.22.2013 | Entertainment

The idea for Denis Villeneuve's Toronto International Film Festival favorite, "Enemy," originated after a night out drinking with Jake Gyllenhaal. Thi...

Mike Hogan

Julia Louis-Dreyfus: James Gandolfini Was 'A Gentle Giant'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Hogan | Posted 09.18.2013 | Entertainment

From "Seinfeld" to "The New Adventures of Old Christine" to "VEEP," Julia Louis-Dreyfus has established herself as the Picasso of playing smart but aw...

Oscar Fave '12 Years A Slave' Wins Huge Honor

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.15.2013 | Entertainment

Steve McQueen's "12 Years A Slave" won the prestigious audience award at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, cementing its already cemented ...

Nic Cage's Redemption?

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

It hurts watching James Gandolfini play a romantic lead because I just now realized that James Gandolfini is very, very good at playing a romantic lead and we will never get to see him do that again.

Toronto Film Festival 2013 Roundup: Eight Happy Things So Far

Vogue | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Vogue

Cannes used to be the craziest, but today there may be no more hysteria-inspiring festival than Toronto, which is jam-packed with vaunted Hollywood movies.

Poignant Short Film Depicts Teenage Breakup Unfolding Online

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.13.2013 | Entertainment

A poignant new short film offers a portrait of modern-day teenagers that's never been seen before. Told entirely from the perspective of one guy's com...

Mike Ryan

Jason Reitman Doesn't Think You WIll Read This

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Entertainment

Jason Reitman does not think you will finish reading this interview. Which isn't to say Reitman thought it went poorly. Though, he did call it "the mo...

Mike Ryan

Matthew McConaughey On Awards Recognition: 'I Want To Do Excellent Work'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

Matthew McConaughey wants it known that he did not coin the word "McConaissance" (a combination of his last name and the word "renaissance") to descri...

Harvey Weinstein Explains 'The Obama Effect'

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

Hollywood is experiencing an uptick in the number of movies with African-American protagonists as of late, and as a man who has put serious money into...

First Look At 'The Railway Man' With Nicole Kidman & Colin Firth

Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

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Mike Ryan

The Role That Hugh Jackman's Wife Found Uncomfortable

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

When "X-Men: Days of Future Past" hits theaters next summer, it will mark the seventh time Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine, a character that was als...

PHOTOS: Julia Roberts Takes Us By Surprise

Posted 09.10.2013 | Style

The past few years have seen quite a few black dresses and pantsuits from Julia Roberts. The looks, albeit sexy, were certainly safe in the fashion de...

The First Word On 'August: Osage County' Is ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Entertainment

In accordance with an apparent bylaw at the Toronto International Film Festival that states each day's schedule must include one major Oscar contender...

What It's Like To Interview Donald Rumsfeld

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Donald Rumsfeld is famous for carefully considering his words and taking deliberate, seconds-long pauses before answering questions. It's perhaps unsu...

Is The Oscar Race ALREADY Over?

Mike Hogan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Hello, Mike! I'm not even sure we should have this chat -- or any other this Oscar season -- since the Best Picture winner at the 86th annual Academy Awards is "12 Years A Slave."

What A Real Astronaut Thinks Of Sandra Bullock Space Movie

Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

Alfonso Cuaron's new film "Gravity," about two astronauts struggling to make it back to Earth after an accident incapacitates their space shuttle, pre...

Mike Ryan

How Tom Hiddleston Added More Loki To 'Thor: The Dark World'

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

It's remarkable how popular Loki has become. What could have been a forgettable role as a mostly unknown villain (at least to the non-comic book readi...

Mike Ryan

Jake Gyllenhaal Doesn't Seem Too Upset About 'Persia' Flop

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.08.2013 | Entertainment

In an alternate universe, Jake Gyllenhall just finished filming "Prince of Persia 4." This alternate universe isn't too hard to imagine, because if Je...

'Omar in Toronto': Nazareth, in the Land of Film and Hany (Abu-Assad)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Nazareth is infectious. From the moment I set foot in town, I knew why the filmmaker had moved back to "the ghetto," as Abu-Assad affectionately calls it -- to his family's building, where he's now surrounded by uncles, aunts, and his amazing mother who lives just upstairs.

'12 Years A Slave' and 'Gravity' Roar Through TIFF

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

We are now on the third full day of the Toronto International Film Festival. And, yes, the "big guns" of the festival are starting to roll out. In this batch alone, I saw all three of my most anticipated movies of the festival: Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave. Anyway, enough with the chit chat (though I do miss you, America), let's talk about these movies.

Best of Toronto 2013: Mais Darwazah's My Love Awaits Me by the Sea

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

In her latest project My Love Awaits Me by the Sea, Palestinian filmmaker Mais Darwazah decides to fall in love, and through that love, show the homeland she also discovers for the first time.

SEEING 'DOUBLE'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment

Fyodor Dostoevsky's novella "The Double" comes to life in a folksy new trailer that premiered Friday. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as Simon, a demure man ...

'Prisoners' And 'Blue Is The Warmest Color': Day One At Tiff

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

Only Lovers Left Alive certainly takes its sweet old time getting to where its going -- which, is really nowhere in particular. This is one of those movies that, even as I sit here typing, I am still trying to like it more than I actually did.

The First Word On 'The Fifth Estate' Is ...

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.06.2013 | Entertainment

"The Fifth Estate" kicked off the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night, but where Bill Condon's film goes from there is up for d...