Sunday, Sep. 15, 2019

Writer-director-actor Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit won the Toronto International Film Festival’s People’s Choice Award on Sunday (9/15). The honor is viewed as an early harbinger of what’s to come in Hollywood’s awards season. Every Toronto Audience award winner in the past decade has...

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

Hard as it may be to believe, "Harriet" is the first feature film about Harriet Tubman.

Kasi Lemmons' movie about the Underground Railroad leader premiered Tuesday night at the Toronto International Film Festival where festival director Cameron Bailey, introducing the film, noted the...

Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2019

The length of Mark Cousins' 14-hour documentary "Women Make Film" is itself a statement. The work of female filmmakers throughout cinema history is too rich and too vast for anything less.

Cousins' epic film, which has been playing throughout the Toronto International Film Festival, is...

Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2019

In a gala dinner held Monday amid the Toronto International Film Festival's unspooling premieres, the festival paid tribute to Joaquin Phoenix, Meryl Streep, filmmaker Taika Waititi and cinematographer Roger Deakins.

With the city teaming with stars in town for the festival, TIFF this...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

As a big-budget original movie made largely with practical effects, "Ford v Ferrari" isn't so much pointed against headwinds in Hollywood as it is speeding 200 miles-per-hour right into them.

The film, directed by James Mangold, premiered Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

It's just a few hours before "Jojo Rabbit" will make its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and writer-director Taika Waititi is still figuring out how to talk about it.

"I'm still learning, really, how to describe it," Waititi says.

It's no easy task. But,...

Monday, Sep. 9, 2019

It took Eddie Murphy more than a decade to get a movie made about Rudy Ray Moore. Judging by the response to the film at the Toronto International Film Festival, the wait was worth it.

"Dolemite Is My Name" drew some of the best reviews of Murphy's career, following the film's premiere...

Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019

The whodunit, with its puffy armchairs, missing murder weapons and meandering trail of clues, never exactly went out of favor. But in "Knives Out," writer-director Rian Johnson has revived the genre with an affectionate ode to Agatha Christie that has some contemporary twists of its own....

Sunday, Sep. 8, 2019

Ever since it was first announced, the idea of Tom Hanks playing Mr. Rogers has seemed like dream casting, a match as snug as a warm zip-up sweater.

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood," starring Hanks as the host of "Mister Rogers Neighborhood," premiered Saturday night at the Toronto...

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019

The starry based-on-a-true-story social-justice tale "Just Mercy" made a powerful impression in its world premiere Friday at the Toronto International Film Festival, drawing an emotional response for the courtroom drama led by Michael B. Jordan's crusading attorney and Jamie Foxx's wrongly...

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