Reviews, Features and Interviews
‘Sharknado’ Ain’t Got Nothing on ‘Ragin’ Cajun Redneck Gators’ by Peter Hall
’12 Years a Slave’ Review: This Might Just Be One of the Most Powerful Movies You Ever Watch by Erik Davis
Live from Toronto: Here’s What We Thought of ‘Gravity,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ by Erik Davis
Music, Monogamy and Poop Jokes: Why We Love ‘Can a Song Save Your… Continue reading Best of the Week: Reviews of the Best Films from TIFF 2013, New VOD and DVD Movies, Giveaways and More
The 2013 Toronto International Film Festival is almost over with the awards to be announced later today, but its status as a film market has been solidified by a number of acquisitions reported over the past few days as some of the festival’s premieres have been scooped up by a variety of distributors.
Ned Benson’s two-part work-in-progress film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her, starring Jessica… Continue reading TIFF: The Acquisitions Wrap-Up Report
Focus Features has acquired the U.S. rights to The Place Beyond the Pines, the new drama from director Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, and Eva Mendes. Focus CEO James Schamus and president Andrew Karpen made the announcement today at the Toronto International Film Festival, where the movie is having its world premiere.
Focus acquired the rights from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment (SKE), which financed the movie… Continue reading TIFF: Focus Acquires US Rights to The Place Beyond the Pines
This roundup is in addition to full TIFF 2011 reviews of Tanya Wexler’s Hysteria, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Friends with Kids, Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering Heights, Sarah Polley’s Take This Waltz, and discussion of Lynne Ramsay’s We Need to Talk about Kevin in Girls on Film.
Your Sister’s Sister
Your Sister’s Sister is simple, but not in any reductive way. Much… Continue reading Female Directors at TIFF 2011 Roundup: Lynn Shelton Prevails While Madonna, Julia Leigh, and Mary Harron Falter
It’s tricky to make a comedy about hysteria. It was the catch-all diagnosis of the Victorian era, and while it certainly offered some wild moments of comedy (like the creation of the vibrator), it was also a lazy diagnosis used to contain women’s humanity. Nearly anything and everything would and did get labeled as hysteria, including normal behaviors like irritability, faintness, and insomnia… Continue reading 'Hysteria' TIFF Review: Tanya Wexler's Successful Mixture of Laughter, History, and Feminism