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Tag: TIFF

Roger Deakins to receive Variety Artisan Award at TIFF Tribute Gala

Add Blade Runner 2049 cinematographer Roger Deakins to this list of individuals who will be honoured at this year's TIFF Tribute Gala. Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, Co-Heads of TIFF, announced that Academy Award-winning cinematographer Roger Deakins will be honoured with the Variety Artisan Award at this year’s TIFF Tribute Gala awards event. The award recognizes a distinguished filmmaker who ...

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 ...

TIFF 2019 Unveils Midnight Madness, Documentary, Discovery, Cinematheque Lineups

The Toronto International Film Festival has unveiled its documentary, discovery, cinemathque, midnight madness programs. Midnight Madness Beginning with the Midnight Madness lineup, announced the 10 eclectic films that will make up this year’s offering. In the official release, TIFF officials stated that this year's programme ushers in a new generation of formidable genre filmmakers amidst ...

Masterpiece of Mystery: A Look Back at David Lynch’s ‘Blue Velvet’

“You know the chicken walk?” Blue Velvet packs almost all David Lynch-isms within a two-hour run time and it does it well. For fans, Blue Velvet shares similarities most closely resembling Twin Peaks, and for non-fans it remains a campy satire whose performances outweigh the story. However, because of the Lynch-isms, the story does not ...

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 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 ...

‘Roma’ Film Review

I have a confession to make before getting into this review. I actually saw Roma a month or so ago at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, which is a theater here in Toronto. Upon first viewing, I fell in love with this film immediately. The acting, the cinematography, the set design; it was all marvelous. Unfortunately, ...

Guillermo Del Toro to Co-Program Mexican Film Retrospective for Toronto Film Festival

Guillermo del Toro, Oscar-winning director of The Shape of Water, is set to co-program a Mexican film retrospective for the Toronto Film Festival. Del Toro and co-curator Diana Sanchez will select 25 films that span six decades to screen at TIFF. Del Toro believes that the program, Sui generis: An Alternative History of Mexican Cinema, will ...

‘Halloween (2018)’ Film Review

For years, the Halloween franchise has been regarded as a broken home. While John Carpenter’s original 1978 classic is still hailed as being a milestone feature for the horror genre, its subsequent sequels, helmed by various others, soured the franchise to the point where it looked as if it was put down for good. Out ...

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