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.
This whole week has been kind of a blur at TIFF. It’s been hard just finding time to get to everything, let alone blog about it afterwards, so I’m a bit behind, but at the same time I’m trying to process videos and write up reviews and interviews.
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.
Since Thursday, I’ve been running around the Toronto International Film Festival, nabbing interviews, red carpets photos, and screening films, and with everything going on, it feels like it’s been my biggest year ever at the festival. That’s saying something since we’re only through the first weekend, but it’s been phenomenal.
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.
Hello, movie lovers, and welcome to day two of the Toronto International Film Festival. I hope all of you have been enjoying the festival as we head into the first weekend of TIFF, which also happens to be the busiest time during the festival. There were a lot of great films screening yesterday, on Friday, including Martin McDonagh‘s Seven Psychopaths, but I’ll get to that in a minute.
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.