The opening night film at the Toronto International Film Festival sets a certain tone for the entire event. Because the festival is just so big, featuring hundreds of films over the course of its eleven day schedule, TIFF represents a lot of different things to different people. That makes the opening gala film an important symbol for TIFF, and Rian Johnson’s Looper was nothing short of an iconic choice for this year’s first film.
Keep Calm and Swag On! Celebrating eight years at the Toronto International Film Festival, Tastemakers Lounge delivered some swanky goodies to Canadian and international stars at a suite in the InterContinental Toronto Centre Hotel on Front Street West as the 2012 festival kicked off on Thursday, September 6.
Joss Whedon’s fans have been happily cheering on the writer, director and producer since the early days of Buffy the Vampire Slayer–back when the series debuted on television–but after the success of The Avengers, it seems like the world is finally starting to understand why Whedon has such a strong group of fans behind him, and why his favorite actors are willing to take on any role that he offers.
Before the 37th Toronto International Film Festival had even started, I sat down with actress Emily Hampshire to talk about her latest role as Julia in director Sean Garrity’s My Awkward Sexual Adventure.
The crowds were lining the street as director David O. Russell and the cast of Silver Linings Playbook walked the red carpet at Roy Thomson Hall for the film’s debut at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
The cast of writer and director Martin McDonagh‘s Seven Psychopaths came out in force tonight for the red carpet premier of their film at Midnight Madness during the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival.
Taking a step away from the movies, and the red carpets, the stars of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival are getting some extra pampering as the 8th Tastemakers Lounge puts swank brands and goodies in the hands of stars from Canada and around the world.
The first day of the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival has arrived, and as the stars descend on Toronto–while the films begin to unspool and the events kick into full swing–the red carpet premier for director Rian Johnson’s film Looper brought fans to Roy Thomson Hall to catch a glimpse of the filmmakers and celebrities.
Once again, some serious star power is headed to Toronto for the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, and today the full list of expected stars and filmmakers has been announced.
Michael Fassbender stars in director Steve McQueen’s Shame, a fierce drama about a man with an intense addiction to sex that is spiraling his life down into claustrophobic loneliness.
During the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival, where the film made its North American debut, the confident and yet moderately self-deprecating actor chatted with the press about making this explicit film, why it was an important role for him, and his view on sexuality in film.