The Toronto International Film Festival, the world's second largest film festival, starts this week. This is a festival with a long history of introducing films that go on to be major critical and box-office hits.
With this recent spate of movies taking generous liberties with historical figures, I felt it was about time to throw my own crazy ideas into the mix. Because, really, why not? Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is already out there. How much more ridiculous could it get?
The TIFF lineup for 2012 is probably one of the best I've seen. There are blockbusters, action films, romances, emotional dramas, comedies, documentaries, and literary masterpieces brought to life. Here are the movies you've got to see.
The F-word flies by fast, furious and often from cops and criminals in Jake Gyllenhaal's new movie End of Watch, now on its way to the Toronto Film Festival.
The exhilaration of anticipation is what's so fun about the weeks before the Toronto International Film Festival. As more and more movies are announced, the salivary glands of film freaks everywhere go into overdrive.
A couple of weeks before I check in at the Hazelton Hotel, Biebermania strikes -- screaming fans everywhere. While Bieber is probably the celebrity who causes the greatest commotion on the planet, such encounters with fandom are hardly unusual for the Hazelton Hotel. Its staff knows what to do. It opened in 2007 to cater to attendees of the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF and are gearing up for this season's festival, and their star-studded guest list.
The first thing I see as I walk into a boardroom in the TIFF Bell Lightbox to interview Cameron Bailey is a framed black and white photo of Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, taken when they were in Toronto for the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival.
My hunch about skipping the opening weekend of this year's Toronto International Film Festival has paid off, in more ways than one. Mostly, however, ...
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