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The 2015 Toronto International Film Festival is in full swing, with many of this fall’s most anticipated movies rolling out over the course of several days here in one of Canada’s friendliest (and cleanest) cities. 

This year I’m here seeing as many movies as I possibly can, and in between them all I’m recording 15-second instant reviews for you to devour. Plenty… Continue reading Toronto Buzz: 'Spotlight,' 'Room,' 'Beasts of No Nation,' 'The Danish Girl' and More

Calling all Harry Potter fans — we have good news for you! Warner Bros. has officially announced the start of production on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a spinoff of the Harry Potter series written by J.K. Rowling and directed by David Yates, who was behind the camera on the last four Harry Potter movies. 

Warners wants to launch a… Continue reading Production Begins on 'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them'

The wizarding world of Harry Potter is two things: A) wonderful, and B) very, very British. Sure, the eight movies made from seven books do mention places outside of the Hogwarts homeland of Britain, and there are some characters and references from other countries thrown in the mix, but America is not one of them.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Harry Potter Thestral

David Yates has spent pretty much his entire feature film directing career in the world of Harry Potter. He joined the franchise in 2007 with Order of the Phoenix and directed the next four movies, wrapping up everything with Deathly Hallows: Part 2. So it’s safe to say the man loves the wonderful wizarding world of Harry Potter.

And now he’s going… Continue reading 'Deathly Hallows' Director Heading Back To 'Harry Potter' For 'Fantastic Beasts'

“Beasts of the Southern Wild”

Nominated For: Best Picture, Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis), Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar)

What’s It About? The pint-sized Wallis carries the film on her back as Hushpuppy, a young 6-year-old girl living with her father (named Wink) in an impoverished Delta community known as “the Bathtub.” The residents are preparing for a great storm in their own steadfast way, just as… Continue reading What Is 'Beasts of the Southern Wild'? Oscar Nominee Guide 2013