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Toronto Film Festival

Pregnant Kristen Bell Shines In Floral Jumpsuit

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.05.2014 | Entertainment

Kristen Bell looked lovely in a floral jumpsuit adorned with sunshine-yellow blooms at the Toronto Film Festival in Canada Thursday, Sept. 4. She was ...

Al Pacino Gets His Own Washed-Up Actor Movie

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 09.04.2014 | Entertainment

Al Pacino plays a washed-up, suicidal actor who falls for a young lesbian (Greta Gerwig) as she vows to give up women in "The Humbling," Barry Levinso...

Middle East Film Festival Politics

Isaac Zablocki | Posted 10.28.2014 | Arts
Isaac Zablocki

Films provide visions from around the world and an opportunity to show how similar our humanity is and how much we share, not remind us of our physical and emotional borders.

Kim Gordon And Arcade Fire Are In A Short Film Together, Commence Collective Squee

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts

It's true, the noise rock woman of your dreams and members of that Canadian indie sextet that made disco cool again are in a short film together. It i...

Queen of the Gift Lounges: DPA's Nathalie Dubois-Sissoko in Cannes

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.21.2014 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

For a woman to manage the best lounges at the Toronto International Film Festival, Cannes, the Golden Globes and the French César Awards, one must be pretty amazing, so catching up with Dubois-Sissoko was a must.

Week in Film: Captain America 2, Dom Hemingway and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.01.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Maybe it's because the studio movies at this time of year are so universally dreadful, but I find myself drawn to the smaller films that bite and snarl and generally have bad manners: Bad Words, The Raid 2 and, this week, Dom Hemingway.

Week in Film: Bad Words, Need for Speed and more

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.13.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Jason Bateman makes his directing debut with Bad Words, the rudest comedy about an adult dealing with kids since Bad Santa.

Interview with Jim Beaver: Actor, Friend, Writer and Film Star

Joanna Perry-Folino | Posted 04.15.2014 | Entertainment
Joanna Perry-Folino

So I decided to interview him before he becomes a major film star even though I know that after he does, he will still be accessible. Because Jim is well...Jim.

12 Years a Slave and the Questioning of Race

American Anthropological Association | Posted 04.09.2014 | Entertainment
American Anthropological Association

Here, anthropology reminds us that there is no biological basis for racial distinction but we understand that race and racism continue to exert an enduring and powerful force on outcomes for historically racialized minorities.

Live From the Dubai International Film Festival: Saturday, Dec. 7

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.06.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The fact that this festival tends to focus on and celebrate films from the Arab world also makes it unique. I've already put together a lineup of films to see, some of which I've missed at other festivals, most of which I'm just finding out about.

The Square: Cinema Verité and Egypt's Revolution

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Media
Corinna Clendenen

Where would the Arab spring be without Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? Phones with digital video? The Square, an edge-of-your-seat documentary on Egypt's uprisings, is testament in style and substance to the game-changing role technology has come to play in revolutions.

Aftermath and Polish Ghosts

Annette Insdorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

Written and directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski, Aftermath (Poklosie) begins with the return to the Polish countryside of Franek Kalina (Ireneusz Czop), who moved to Chicago 20 years earlier just before Martial Law was established in 1981.

Bio-docs: Who Controls the Narrative?

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

We are in the midst of a bumper crop of bio-docs: documentaries focused on single figures who have wound up on the wrong side of history and who seemingly want the chance to get their side of the story on the record.


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.

Brooklyn Girl on Fire: Troi Zee Takes Center Stage

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

If we look hard enough and not so far, among us are some brilliant children that aspire for more. Children who are actively involved in making positive contributions to the image of them and their generation of upcoming leaders.

Joan Scheckel's Renaissance

Elizabeth Baudouin | Posted 12.15.2013 | Arts
Elizabeth Baudouin

Joan Scheckel's Los Angeles based filmmaking labs are housed in the quickly developing artist hub amongst Perry Rubenstein Gallery and Regen Projects, leading the way for a new Hollywood Renaissance.

Toronto: Dining and Daytrippin' Around the International Film Festival

Dwight Brown | Posted 09.19.2013 | Travel
Dwight Brown

Thousand of film lovers travel to Toronto every year to witness the latest crop of Oscar®-caliber films at the Toronto International Film Festival. In between screening compelling dramas attendees find time to eat at trendy restaurants, sightsee and reside in conveniently located hotels.

Movie Review: Prisoners - Don't Believe the Hype

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.19.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Denis Villeneuve had two films at this year's Toronto Film Festival. The better one was called Enemy. The one that's getting the big studio release this week is called Prisoners.

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...

The Scourge of Texting in Movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nothing, however, pulls you out of that zone -- that sweet spot of movie viewing -- as the sudden intrusion of a brightly lit screen of someone's cell phone in your line of sight.

Art Meets Porn and Other High Points From Toronto

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.14.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

I thought that viewing this at a public screening with retirees eating popcorn (versus a press screening with jaundiced critics) would be fairly excruciating. It wasn't. Toronto's cinephiles stand ready to embrace it all.

Toronto Film Festival 2013 Roundup: Eight Happy Things So Far

Vogue | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment

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...

The Lost Children of the Toronto Film Festival

Erica Abeel | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

At the Toronto Film Festival 2013 it's all about the biggies: studio blockbusters sit lined up like rockets on launching pads, positioned for awards season. Most prominent, perhaps, is Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity.

Mike Hogan

The Year's Most Buzzed-About Performance | Mike Hogan | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO -- Chiwetel Ejiofor may not be an American, but he still feels linked to the events depicted in "12 Years a Slave." "I always thought of s...