Category: Festivals
Ladj Ly Tackles Another Parisian Suburb On The Verge [TIFF]
Ladj Ly Tackles Another Parisian Suburb On The Verge [TIFF]

When it comes to social injustice in 21st-century France, writer and director Ladj Ly has been on the frontlines of history. A child of the Montfermeil housing projects in the Paris suburbs, he captured the rage of the 2005 riots…

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Unicorns TIFF Review: Ben Hardy…
Unicorns TIFF Review: Ben Hardy…

TORONTO – We hate to break it to the haters, but hundreds of thousands of drag queens across the world have no intention of going back into the closet. Some make their living on a public stage, while others are…

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Poor Things, All Of Us Strangers, The Holdovers Get Telluride Oscars Boost
Poor Things, All Of Us Strangers, The Holdovers Get Telluride Oscars Boost

After a disappointing 2022 edition, the Telluride Film Festival had a major comeback for its 50th Anniversary. Sure, there were only a few actors on hand (including one who was rumored as not supposed to be there), but there was…

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Annie Baker Delivers An Auteur-Worthy Debut
Annie Baker Delivers An Auteur-Worthy Debut

TELLURIDE – Since screening Annie Baker’s “Janet Planet,” which had its world premiere at the 2023 Telluride Film Festival on Friday, we’ve been wracking our brains with an unexpected query. When was the last time someone who has so mastered…

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FOX Moves 2023 Emmys Ceremony To January 2024
FOX Moves 2023 Emmys Ceremony To January 2024

January is going to be slightly busier than normal. With the SAG and WGA strikes currently still ongoing, it was only a matter of time before the Television Academy and this year’s Emmy broadcast partner, FOX, moved the ceremony out…

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Spike Lee And Pedro Almodóvar Set For 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards
Spike Lee And Pedro Almodóvar Set For 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards

It’s still unclear if a large contingent of actors will make their way to all the fall festivals this year due to the SAG strike, but the Toronto International Film Festival is confidently moving forward with its annual Tribute Awards.…

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New Films From Larry Charles, Harmony Korine And Finn Wolfhard
New Films From Larry Charles, Harmony Korine And Finn Wolfhard

The Toronto International Film Festival is rounding out its slate. Last week the Galas and Special Presentations were revealed and yesterday the competitive Platform program was announced. Today, the Midnight Madness and Discovery sections have their moment in the sun…

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‘Dream Scenario’ With Nicolas Cage Tops 2023 TIFF Platform Slate
‘Dream Scenario’ With Nicolas Cage Tops 2023 TIFF Platform Slate

The Toronto Film Festival is almost a month away and that means there are more films still to be announced as part of the 2023 slate. Today, TIFF revealed the 10 movies selected as part of the competition Platform program.…

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Sundance Pushing For In-Person Festival For 2024
Sundance Pushing For In-Person Festival For 2024

With the Venice, Telluride, Toronto, and New York Film Festivals right around the corner, it appears to be an opportune time for January’s major film industry event, the Sundance Film Festival, to provide an update for 2024. This celebratory 40th…

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New Films From Bradley Cooper, David Fincher, Sofia Coppola
New Films From Bradley Cooper, David Fincher, Sofia Coppola

The red carpet may not have as many stars as in previous years, but the 2023 edition of the Venice Film Festival will feature a slew of highly anticipated films. And, likely, their directors taking center stage. Today La Biennale…

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New Films From Taika Waititi, Viggo Mortensen, Craig Gillespie
New Films From Taika Waititi, Viggo Mortensen, Craig Gillespie

There may not be as many big movie stars walking the red carpets at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, but there will be a bountiful selection of anticipated films to discover. TIFF revealed the 60 galas and special presentations…

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“If It Doesn’t Come From The Heart, It’s Not Worthwhile Being Up On-Screen” [Interview]
“If It Doesn’t Come From The Heart, It’s Not Worthwhile Being Up On-Screen” [Interview]

“Oppenheimer” isn’t the first time Cillian Murphy topped a movie that hit the cultural zeitgeist. And yet, stardom didn’t quite spark for the Irish actor after Danny Boyle‘s 2002 genre hit “28 Days Later.” There were daring performances (“Breakfast on…

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