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Toronto International Film Festival

Emma Mustich

The Disturbingly Realistic Film All Parents Should See

HuffingtonPost.com | Emma Mustich | Posted 09.21.2013 | Parents

Put down your smartphone, log out of Facebook and stop checking email for the next 17 minutes. That's all it takes to watch "Noah," a creepily accurat...

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.

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 ...

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.

Wrapping up the Toronto Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.13.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you were able to watch a new movie every two hours all day from 8 a.m. through midnight for the entire 10-day run of the festival, you would still only be able to see a little more than half of the movies the festival has to offer.

TELL US: Is Obama's Election Responsible For The Uptick In Black Movies?

Posted 09.14.2013 | Black Voices

Last week's Toronto International Film Festival spawned rave reviews for the Steve McQueen-directed "Twelve Years A Slave," a historical drama based o...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies can amaze with their ability to not just take you out of yourself but to put in the middle of worlds you otherwise would never get a chance to see or experience.

Mike Hogan

The Year's Most Buzzed-About Performance

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Why Jared Leto Won't Watch His New Performance For 'Decades'

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — Jared Leto's return to acting started, as so many things do, with a flirtation. It had been five years since Leto last acted (the sci...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Tuesday, Sept. 10

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.11.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

With Enough Said, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, one of TV's funniest women ever, has finally been given a perfect film vehicle.

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...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Blogger Calls 911 Over Cell Phone Use At Film Screening

AP | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — A movie blogger irate about cellphone usage during a Toronto International Film Festival screening called 911 to report the offense. ...

What It's Like To Direct Woody Allen

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO — Not since the forgettable 2000 comedy "Picking up the Pieces" has Woody Allen starred in a film he didn't direct. But John Turturro ma...

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."

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.

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.

13-Minute Opening Scene Stuns Audiences

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

TORONTO -- It's the 13-minute shot heard round the world. Festival audiences in Venice and Telluride have been floored by the lengthy opening shot to...

The Next 'Schindler's List'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.09.2013 | Entertainment

One week after "12 Years A Slave" debuted at the Telluride Film Festival to rave reviews, Steve McQueen's film won even greater acclaim after its offi...

Greek Cinema Confronts the Harsh Reality of the Financial Crisis by Not Standing Aside, Watching

Vivian Norris | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

In director Yorgos Servetas' poignant film, a young woman goes back to a village she knows, and encounters both friends who are suffering direct hits of the crisis, but also a mafia-like system in place, which destroys bodies and souls.

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 ...

Toronto Film Festival 2013: Don't Give Me the Business

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I used to anticipate the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF, as it were) with something approaching glee. But as I prepare to head north on Sunday, I feel, well, not dread or even trepidation -- I guess resignation is the word I'm looking for.

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...

11 Movies With The Most To Gain At TIFF

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 09.05.2013 | Entertainment

Film critics and journalists have descended on Toronto for the 2013 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, where every Best Picture winne...