The 45th Toronto International Film Festival is celebrating a lot of change this year, and that includes the launch of the inaugural TIFF Tribute Awards tonight on CTV.
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One Night In Miami… is movie magic, and it’s going to be one of the most talked about films at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
This year’s Toronto International Film Festival has seen the once elephantine fall event scaled back to its bare bones essence, but the carefully selected programmes of shorts remain as much of an underrated highlight as they have in past years.
The Toronto International Film Festival announced ticket details and screening venues for TIFF 2020 today, and while it’s a dramatic shift from previous years, the annual celebration of cinema continues.
The last two weeks have been a bit of a break for a change, after what I can only call one of the best years ever for The GATE. There were highs and lows, but most of all, I just feel very thankful.
Hustlers has been one of 2019’s most talked about films, and it’s started a number of conversations that dig deeper than just the crime-driven story, but the glitz, glam, and attitude sure don’t hurt either.
Joker, director and co-writer Todd Phillips’ dark and violent attempt to tell the origin story of one of the nastiest comic book villains of all time, is, like the character at the centre of it all, hard to define, but leaves an indelible impression.
Not much more than another standard tale of a young person learning to get over a tragic loss and believe in themselves through the help of a magical creature, Abominable doesn’t break any new ground in animated storytelling whatsoever, but at least it’s cute, enjoyable, and has a lot of heart.
Swerving around many of the cliched potholes modern day biopics about famous performers all too frequently and gleefully drive over at full speed, Judy smartly profiles its larger-than-life subject and talent at a couple of fixed, well chosen points in time rather than mounting a standard riches to rags tale.
Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band – which recently became the first ever Canadian documentary to open the Toronto International Film Festival – is a one-sided, boilerplate, but somewhat personable look at one of rock and roll’s most divisive figures.