This year, I could not have been more satisfied by the diverse, beautiful and most notably female-driven selection of TIFF 2012.
Smart, adult and honest with an exquisite music score, Arthur Newman is not a sappy movie, or a story of wisdom swathed in gauze.
Eran Riklis' beautifully crafted, touching films create within their audience a need to do better. His latest, Zaytoun, was named as a runner up for the Audience Choice Award at this year's Toronto International Film Festival. I caught up with Riklis in Toronto.
It's time to start asking: what will win the Oscar for best film next year? Or maybe it's too early for such questions, but I've just returned from the Toronto International Film Festival, so forgive me for jumping the gun.
Welcome to The Chase, HuffPost Entertainment's weekly breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 25, 2012, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 85th annual Academy Awards.
This year's Toronto Film Festival was made up of some pretty choice characters. I'm not speaking only about the characters we watched on screen (there were certainly some doozies there), but also the characters -- in real life -- we witnessed on the red carpets, at the press conferences and on the streets of Toronto in 2012.
With the Toronto International Film Festival taking over the city, I can't help but think about the state of the Canadian film industry. As far as the amount of Canadian talent we have, it's there. We have it -- we just need to get out there a support it. We need to watch our own films and our own television productions.
Day 7. 9:00AM -- Although I've probably only slept for 4 hours, felt so luxurious to have a leisurely wake-up! After the late night dancing at the City to City Party, I needed to rest up. After all, tonight is our annual Karaoke shindig, my favourite night of the Festival.
End of Watch strives to be gritty and real. This definitely ain't Beverly Hills Cop or Lethal Weapon.
The Brass Teapot is the stunning debut by director Ramaa Mosley. An already distinguished director of music videos, commercials, and short films, Mosley for the first time stretches her wings and reveals her potential as a director of serious independent films.
During a Toronto film festival press conference for Cloud Atlas on Sunday, star Tom Hanks used a question about the power of celebrity as an opportunity to formally lodge a complaint with event organizers.
Most confounding film of the T.I.F.F.: Terrence Malick's To the Wonder, which features maddeningly little dialogue and makes you wonder whether you are missing the point of the film.
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