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A Woman Among the Tombstones: Yaelle Kayam Talks About Mountain

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Premiering in the Orizzonti section at this year's Venice Film Festival, Yaelle Kayam's Mountain was one of the films that impressed me the most. I use that exact word because Mountain left both an impression on me and, as the Italians use the word "impressione" literally, it shocked, struck and shook me, profoundly.

Live From Toronto Film Festival: Monday Sept. 14

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Peter Sollett's Freeheld was, for me, the find of the day -- an intensely emotional film based on a true story that could easily win Julianne Moore her second Oscar in a row (and, perhaps, earn a nomination for the terrific Michael Shannon).

Tom Hardy Shuts Down Reporter Who Asks About His Sexuality

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.14.2015 | Gay Voices

Tom Hardy was none too pleased when a reporter asked about his sexuality at the Toronto International Film Festival.  A reporter f...

Michael Moore's 'Where To Invade Next' Deserves The Nonpartisan Audience It Won't Find

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment

Michael Moore is the 21st century's most famous documentarian, but not for the same reasons that Ken Burns and Werner Herzog and Errol Morris defined...

First Up At The Toronto Film Festival: Jake Gyllenhaal's 'Demolition,' The Stunning 'Lobster' And More

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.24.2015 | Entertainment

And we're off! The Toronto International Film Festival began in earnest on Thursday, and Entertainment editors Erin Whitney and Matthew Jac...

Natalie Portman's A Little Insecure About 'Garden State,' Thanks To 'Broad City'

The Huffington Post | Jillian Capewell | Posted 09.12.2015 | Entertainment

Natalie Portman is pretty much untouchable in terms of natural beauty, smarts and talent in Hollywood today -- but even she has moments from her past...

12 Movies We're Most Excited To See At The 2015 Toronto Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment

The most enticing time of the year for movies has finally arrived. As the fall season approaches, a slew of what are bound to be 2015's best films ar...

Why Radha Mitchell, Sue Brooks and Odessa Young Are Looking for Grace in Venice

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.09.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

I not only found through the director and writer of the film Sue Brooks, a graceful new way of looking at life, but also embarked on a journey through a world of characters that feel very familiar.

Bit Rot And Why You Should Print Your Photographs

Michael Ernest Sweet | Posted 07.10.2015 | Arts
Michael Ernest Sweet

All Photographs (c) Michael Ernest Sweet Bit rot is a term that refers to the slow deterioration in the performance and integrity of data stored on ...

Film Margarita With A Straw -- Unexpected Brilliance -- From India

Jim Luce | Posted 05.22.2015 | Arts
Jim Luce

The film Margarita With A Straw is so unexpectedly brilliant, on so many levels, that I was completely mesmerized. Focused on taboo within taboo, the fragility of our collective human condition and the joy and possibility of life, the film is required viewing.

Here's The First Poster For 'St. Vincent'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Entertainment

Bill Murray hasn't had a true lead role in a movie since 2005's "Broken Flowers," but that will change next month with the release of "St. Vincent." T...

Wrapping up the Toronto Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Get used to hearing the title The Imitation Game because, between the filmmaking of Morten Tyldum and the acting of Benedict Cumberbatch, this is the film they'll be talking about at the end of the year.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Entitlement is also an issue in Noah Baumbach's wonderfully acidic While We're Young, which captures a pair of Gen-Xers, Josh and Cornelia (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts), at a crisis point.

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Which is what I value most about the film festival experience in general: the chance it offers to discover a film, a filmmaker, an actor -- the operative word being discover. That's less and less of a factor at this particular festival these days. Instead, it seems stacked with pre-sold titles.

Christopher Rosen

Why Kevin Kline Loves Playing Charming Misanthropes | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment

Those who scroll aimlessly through Netflix on a nightly basis would be wise to put on 1991's "Soapdish" as soon as possible. Michael Hoffman's satire ...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 8

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If I were going to generalize about this year's Toronto International Film Festival based on the films I saw Monday, I'd tell you that it's a great year for dramatic films based on true stories.

Christopher Rosen

Don't Give Up On Adam Sandler Just Yet | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.10.2014 | Entertainment

On Sept. 4, 2013, as Jason Reitman was about to debut "Labor Day" at the Toronto International Film Festival, news broke that Reitman had cast Adam Sa...

Live from the Toronto Film Festival: Sunday, Sept. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.08.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I admire Smith's impulse to expand his film-making palette and was a fan of his Red State. Tusk, however, may only be for Smith completists. It was so disheartening that I bailed a little early in order to make a screening of The Reach.

Miles Teller Deserves Some 'Whiplash' Oscar Buzz

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment

Since "Whiplash" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, J.K. Simmons has been the focal point of the film's awards prospects. That praise...

First Look At The Movie That Forced Jake Gyllenhaal To Get Stitches

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

Filming on Dan Gilroy's "Nightcrawler" was so intense for Jake Gyllenhaal that he was forced to get stitches in his hand after punching a mirror. That...

The Movies Everyone Will Talk About This Awards Season

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 07.23.2014 | Entertainment

In the last 15 years, seven movies that won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award went on to score an Oscar nomination for Best Pic...

Third Time's the Charm for International Film Festival of Panama

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.14.2014 | Arts
Andrea R. Vaucher

IFF Panama's significance on the film festival circuit was firmly established by its third edition, which wrapped April 9 in Panama City. Festival...

The Zaytoun Featurette (VIDEO)

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 11.26.2013 | Los Angeles
E. Nina Rothe

It's no secret by now how I feel about Eran Riklis' wonderful film Zaytoun (the title means "Olive" in Arabic). But perhaps the best way to talk about a film is not to write or say a single word.

Black Films Take Center Stage at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.17.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This year the footprint black films and artists have left behind is resoundingly deeper, bigger and better than ever before. Especially when you consider that director Steven McQueen's 12 Years a Slave, a graphic and compelling allegory about slavery, has won the festival's prestigious People's Choice Award.

Mike Hogan

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