Toronto Film Festival

Why ‘Summer of Soul’ and ‘Lil Nas X: Long Live Montero’ Producer RadicalMedia Has Always Stayed True to Its New York Roots

Most people don’t get a text from Bono in the middle of the night. But Jon Kamen, the CEO, chairman and co-founder of RadicalMedia, found himself fighting off […]

EST N8 Sales Venture Appoints Tata Chen, Poised to Expand Busan Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

EST N8, a recently-established finance, production and film sales company, has appointed Chen ; Tata’ Xinrui as its sales and distribution manager. Chen will serve under Tenten Wei, […]

‘Silver Dollar Road’ Review: Raoul Peck Documents a North Carolina’s Family’s Fight to Hold Onto Their Land

In “Silver Dollar Road,” documentarian Raoul Peck foregrounds two resolute women, Mamie Reels Ellison and Kim Renee Duhon — the heir of a deceased landowner and her niece […]

‘Together 99’ Review: Lukas Moodysson’s Sequel to His Great Swedish Commune Comedy Proves That He’s Now a Misanthrope

In my opinion, the two greatest directors to emerge from the nexus of international cinema in the 1990s were both Scandinavian. One of them, Lars von Trier, became […]

Tarsem Singh Dhandwar’s Toronto Winner ‘Dear Jassi’ Unveils First Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

A first clip has been unveiled for Tarsem Singh Dhandwar’s return to feature film direction, “Dear Jassi.” Dhandwar, the filmmaker previously known simply as Tarsem, returned to the […]

‘Poolman’ Review: Chris Pine’s Daffy Absurdist Disaster of an L.A. Noir

I’m a fan of Chris Pine: the early Shatner-smooth charisma, the powerful chops he’s displayed in movies like “Hell or High Water,” the authoritative snap of his performance […]

Cord Jefferson’s ‘American Fiction’ Wins Toronto Film Festival Audience Award

 “American Fiction,” Cord Jefferson’s blistering satire of race and media, captured the Toronto International Film Festival’s people’s choice award, bolstering its Oscars chances. TIFF’s people’s choice award is considered […]

‘Sly’ Review: A Profile of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky Road of a Career Is Headier Than You Expect

For decades, as I’ve watched Sylvester Stallone on talk shows or caught bits and pieces of promotional interviews with him, my impression, without pondering it much, has been […]

‘Mother, Couch’ Review: Mama Won’t Move in Surreal Drama Featuring Ewan McGregor as the Exhausted Son

What happens when an immovable object meets a fatigued force that keeps whacking its head against said object in defeated frustration? That’s the question proposed by ’s debut […]

Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson Are a Quirky Couple in ‘Alice & Jack’ First-Look Clip (EXCLUSIVE)

Andrea Riseborough and Domhnall Gleeson play a quirky couple in upcoming drama series “Alice & Jack,” which world premieres on Saturday night at Toronto Film Festival in its […]

A24 Acquires Colman Domingo Feature ‘Sing Sing’ Out of Toronto

A24 has acquired theatrical distribution rights to “Sing Sing,” five days after the Colman Domingo-starring drama made its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The indie […]

Iran’s Farhad Delaram, Whose ‘Achilles’ Launches in Toronto, ‘Hopes We Are Going to See Big Changes’ Prompted by Mahsa Amini Protests

Iranian director Farhad Delaram was in the midst of shooting his subversive road movie “Achilles” when Mahsa Amini died in Tehran on Sept. 16, 2022, while being detained […]