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Tag: Toronto International Film Festival 2019

‘Jungleland’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Jungleland is a film straight out of the 70’s.  Everything from the heavily influenced storyline to the pacing, provide a glimpse to films gone past.  The male centered melodrama based on the relationship between two brothers facing hard times as a bareknuckle boxer and manager is both refreshing and exhausting.  It is refreshing because this ...

‘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 ...

‘Uncut Gems’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

Winning -- at anything -- can feel really good. Especially after a series of miscalculated failures. The rush someone can derive from it is immense and extremely pleasing. That attitude, however, can ultimately prove dangerous when winning involves big risks, which can lead to a self-destructive path fraught with peril. In their latest film, Uncut ...

‘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 ...

‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Film Review | TIFF 2019

There is a sequence in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood that speaks volume to the massive reach Fred Rogers had on this world. Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys) and Mister Rogers (Tom Hanks) take the subway to Rogers’ apartment in New York City. As the train ride begins, Rogers and Vogel are fairly silent. Then, ...

The Most Must-See Films to Watch at TIFF 2019

Film festival season has arrived! As the Venice Film Festival rolls on, critics and fans have begun to direct their attention to the next event, the 44th annual Toronto International Film Festival! The festival will play host to a plethora of movies including the world premieres of films from James Mangold, Todd Phillips, Noah Hawley, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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