A series of pieces from and about the Toronto International Film Festival.
Our final day of TIFF 14 coverage is full of odds and ends, including Benedict Cumberbatch as a Nazi code-breaker Alan Turing and the latest documentary by Frederick Wiseman. A second look at The Duke Of Burgundy confirms it as our favorite of the festival.
The eighth day of our Toronto film festival coverage looks at several movies that confront politics, economics, and war—including Jon Stewart’s directorial debut Rosewater, Joshua Oppenheimer’s sequel to his documentary The Act Of Killing, and indie dramas starring Ethan Hawke, Michael Shannon, and Andrew Garfield.
On Day 7 at TIFF, a quartet of actors attempt to convince audiences to think differently about their careers, with varying degrees of success: Chris Rock, Adam Sandler, Julianne Moore, and Richard Gere.
Following the buzz is critical to navigating a sprawling festival like TIFF, but the bad buzz on David Gordon Green’s Manglehorn and the good buzz on Christian Petzold’s Phoenix both prove to be a little overstated.
Day 5 at the Toronto International Film Festival brings two movies about domineering mentors (Foxcatcher and Love & Mercy), two movies about one human against the elements (Wild and Atlantic.), the latest from Noah Baumbach, and what may be the most widely—and justly—praised film of the fest so far.
The pitfalls of bringing real-life figures to the screen are exposed on Day 4, which included biopics on Stephen Hawking and Pier Paolo Pasolini, and a navel-gazing angle on the Amanda Knox imbroglio.
Day 3 at TIFF 2014 brings the disastrous World Premiere of Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, plus a Viggo Mortensen Western, an Austrian shocker, and a clever Belgian twist on the rom-com.
Our day-two coverage from Toronto considers how the fest’s awards-bait fare (like the Robert Downey, Jr. vehicle The Judge, and the Jake Gyllenhaal curiosity Nightcrawler) runs parallel with its showcase for the established masters of world cinema (like Roy Andersson, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh, and Isao Takahata).
Cherry-picked from the best movies from Cannes, Berlin, and Sundance, Day 1 at TIFF 2014 yielded nothing but gems, from Nuri Bilge Ceylan's Palme D'Or-winner to the first-rate creepfest It Follows.
Our coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival winds down with some odds and ends, including new films by Frederick Wiseman and James Franco.
Our eighth day of TIFF coverage brings very different films about real people and events: The prosecution of The West Memphis 3, the rise of WikiLeaks, and the love-life of one visionary Japanese aeronautics engineer.
Film festivals are usually all about the auteurs, but on Day 7, performances by Nicolas Cage, Lee Kang-sheng, and Jude Law took center stage.
Day 6 brings that inevitable festival moment when a highly anticipated film proves a crushing disappointment, but Kim Ki-duk’s Troma-style castration comedy offers an unexpected measure of redemption.
A heartwarming new musical from the director of Once, a visionary new sci-fi/horror film from the director of Birth, and a bummer comedy from the creator of Mad Men in our fifth day of TIFF coverage.
By playing off The Fog Of War, When Harry Met Sally..., and Hostel, respectively, new films by Errol Morris, Michael Dowse, and Eli Roth bring new life to old templates.
The third day at TIFF brings audacious visions from around the world, from Alfonso Cuarón's zero-g space adventure to a Russian collection of vignettes about bizarre sexual rituals.
The second day at TIFF brings documentaries about amateur artists and professional filmmakers, along with Ron Howard’s Formula 1 drama, Steve McQueen’s magnificent slavery story, and a new comedy by the always reliable Nicole Holofcener.
The first day at TIFF offers a strong sampling of Cannes, including one of Jim Jarmusch’s best films, but controversy is forcing a different perspect on the Palme D’Or winner.
The Dissolve is heading to TIFF. Here’s what to expect from our coverage, and roughly when to expect it.
Avant-garde filmmakers Robert Beavers, Peter Hutton, and Luther Price will each première new works at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. Here’s what to know about them.