"What They Had" finds welcome humor in a tragic setting                Glenn Close, Hugh Jackman and Director Damien Chazelle to Receive Hollywood Film Awards                Ben Foster continues a hot streak with “Galveston”                Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan have captured brilliance with "Wildlife"                Amandla Stenberg, John David Washington, Yalitza Aparicio, Felix Van Groeningen & Crazy Rich Asians To Receive Hollywood Film Awards                David Gordon Green puts his stamp on "Halloween" and crafts a terrific sequel                "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" deliciously pairs Richard E. Grant with Melissa McCarthy                "22 July" sees Paul Greengrass effectively depict another tragic historical event                Timothée Chalamet and Rachel Weisz to be Honored at Hollywood Film Awards                Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet are gunning for awards with "Beautiful Boy"                "Bad Times At The El Royale" is overstuffed yet pulpy fun from Drew Goddard                87 films will contend for Best Foreign Language Feature this year                "First Man" is another stunning achievement for Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling                Updated Academy Award predictions for early October                Bradley Cooper makes a stunning directorial debut with the Oscar frontrunner "A Star Is Born"        

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TIFF ’10: Vicious early reviews for Clint Eastwood’s ‘Hereafter’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Clint Eastwood’s supernatural “Hereafter” had its world premiere in Toronto tonight at a jam-packed Elgin Theatre, but reaction from the masses so far has not been kind. One hour after the film began, noted film scribe James Rocchi reported via his Twitter feed, “Walked out; Shabby, cliche, manipulative[...]

TIFF ’10: Lengthy delay almost derails Danny Boyle’s stunning ‘127 Hours’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Danny Boyle handled the situation about as well as he possibly could. “I have to stand before you and apologize for the delay,” the Oscar-winning director told a disgruntled crowd who’d gathered in the Scotiabank Saturday afternoon to watch Boyle’s latest, “127 Hours.” More than an hour after[...]

TIFF ’10: ‘The King’s Speech,’ here I come?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: This worked for me this morning with “Black Swan,” so as I attempt to work my way into another anticipated screening, I’m going to post to the site and see if the TIFF gods are smiling down on me. Because Toronto is stacked with buzzworthy titles, it’s possible[...]

TIFF ’10: Others weigh in on ‘Black Swan,’ Bardem’s ‘Biutiful’ performance

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Every once in a while, screenings have to be sacrificed to make way for writing time. Today’s schedule drastically shifted following “Black Swan,” after Katey Rich of Cinema Blend warned me off one movie (thanks, Katie) and Drew McWeeny of HitFix directed me to toward another (thanks, Drew). And[...]

TIFF ’10: ‘Black Swan,’ here I come?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I’m trying my best to meticulously plan out TIFF 2010. A fest this size easily can get away from you if you don’t stay disciplined. And I made it through Day One – a four-movie-in-three-venues day — with no hiccups, even though one venue changed at the[...]

TIFF ’10: Day One brings Bardem’s ‘Biutiful,’ Ben’s ‘The Town’ and ‘Never Let Me Go’

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: And so it begins. I’m heading out the door, diving into the 35th Toronto International Film Festival. I’m looking at four- and five-film days initially, so reports will be short and infrequent. Unless there’s wireless internet access at the Scotiabank. (Oh please, TIFF gods, let there be wireless[...]

TIFF officials say no bed bugs in Scotiabank Theatre

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Sounds like the bed bugs won’t be biting attendees of the Toronto International Film Festival. Responding to reports that an audience member received bites while at the Scotiabank Theatre – hub for TIFF’s upcoming press and industry screenings – festival officials have scoped out the area and declared[...]

TIFF venue infested with bed bugs?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Last week, I joked on Twitter that I might start calling the Toronto International Film Festival the Scotiabank Theatre Festival. It looked like I would be spending the bulk of my time in Canada at that multiplex, as it was hosting almost every press screening. So yeah, this[...]