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Tag: 2019 TIFF

‘Lucy in the Sky’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Noah Hawley is a consistently innovative writer and filmmaker. His visual storytelling is virtually unmatched, with Hawley channeling his inner David Lynch in the last couple years. Hawley brings that visual flair, best seen in his FX series Legion, to his feature film directorial debut: Lucy in the Sky. Inspired by the real-life story of ...

‘Weathering With You’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Weathering With You (Japanese: 天気の子) is a 2019 Japanese animated romantic fantasy film written and directed by Makoto Shinkai. This long-awaited anime follow-up to his 2017 acclaimed feature, Your Name, did not disappoint. The film is set in Japan during a period of exceptionally rainy weather and tells the story of a high school boy who ...

‘Honey Boy’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

It wasn’t too long ago that Shia LaBeouf was out in the streets of L.A, showcasing outrageous art pieces, as well as making headlines for troubled behaviour. With his personal and professional life in a tailspin, it seemed like Shia had gone off the deep end, with no end in sight. The funny teen actor ...

‘Joker’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is a cinematic narrative that examines the method to the madness of DC’s most prolific villain. Joker’s often eccentric theatrics may leave an audience divided in regard to the social commentary. On one side, you will have the group that will adorn and champion the movie’s main character and look to ...

‘Jojo Rabbit’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Jojo Rabbit follows an ostracized German boy in the Hitler Youths named Jojo Betzler (played by Roman Griffin Davis) whose imaginary friend is an idiotic version of Adolf Hitler (Writer/Director Taika Waititi) at the height of World War 2 Nazi Germany.  When Jojo learns that his mother Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) is secretly hiding a Jewish ...

Natalie Portman’s ‘Lucy in the Sky,’ Amazon’s ‘The Aeronauts,’ added to TIFF 2019 Lineup

The 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled another slew of films that will be showcased at the event this year. Gala and Special Presentations TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente today announced the second set of selections in the Gala and Special Presentations programmes screening this September. Toronto will give Amazon Studios' adventure ...

Joaquin Phoenix to Receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Inaugural Tribute Gala

As the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival draws closer, officials have announced the second recipient for the TIFF Tribute Actor Award. Today, Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that three-time Academy Award–nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix will be honoured with one of two TIFF Tribute Actor Awards at this year’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. This ...

Taika Waititi Set to receive TIFF Ebert Director Award at Tribute Gala

Before showcasing his newest original film to Canadian audiences, Taika Waititi will recognized by TIFF for his achievements in directing. Today, Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, today announced that Academy Award–nominated filmmaker Taika Waititi will be honoured with the TIFF Ebert Director Award at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award honours a ...

TIFF 2019: Ellen Page’s Racism Doc, Imogen Poots’ ‘Castle in the Ground,’ Join Canadian Slate

Today, officials from the Toronto International Film Festival unveiled its Canadian film lineup, including world premieres for films by Ellen Page, Joey Kline, Amy Jo Johnson and Jeff Barnaby. Page and Gaycation co-host Ian Daniel's doc, There's Something in the Water, will feature in the TIFF Docs slot. The film follows environmental racism towards indigenous ...

TIFF 2019: Meryl Streep to Receive TIFF Tribute Actor Award at Inaugural Tribute Gala

No... this isn't a big little lie. Today, TIFF co-heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey announced that three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will be honoured with the TIFF Tribute Actor Award, at this year’s new TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The ceremony will take place on Monday, September 9 at Fairmont Royal York, during the 44th Toronto International Film ...

TIFF 2019 Lineup: ‘Ford V. Ferrari,’ ‘Joker,’ ‘Knives Out,’ Among Gala & Special Presentations

WHAT. A. LINEUP. Today, the Toronto International Film Festival announced the first titles for its 2019 edition, with Joaquin Phoenix's Joker for Warner Bros., Tom Hanks' Fred Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and Rian Johnson's Knives Out set to receive high-profile premieres. The festival, which runs from Sept. 5-15, also features the debuts for James Mangold's Ford v ...

TIFF Announces Canadian Doc ‘Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band’ Will Open the Festival

A first for the ages. TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today that the World Premiere of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, Daniel Roher’s riveting tale of Robertson’s young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band, will be the ...

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