Tag Archives: TIFF

Contenders from the Toronto Film Festival

Time is just flying on by, isn’t it folks? Over this past weekend, the Toronto International Film Festival (or TIFF) began to wrap up, giving out awards and setting up some potential contenders for the impending Oscar season. This came hot on the heels of the Venice Film Festival launching[...]

The Impact of the Toronto Audience Award on the Oscar race

Over the weekend, the Toronto International Film Festival gave out its extremely prestigious Audience Award, a prize that’s often considered to be a harbinger of future Oscar success. To one degree or another, almost all movies that win the prize tend to receive some level of Academy Award attention. The[...]

TIFF 2011 award winner “The Raid” getting U.S. remake

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Gareth Evans’ “The Raid” emerged from the Toronto International Film Festival as TIFF’s buzziest title, having won over Midnight Madness crowds before tucking away the program’s audience award. Most of us who were unfortunate enough to miss the film (for whatever reason) immediately wondered when we’d get[...]

Cannes hit “The Artist” an early Oscar fave? – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Can a silent film actually compete for – and possibly win – a Best Picture Oscar in the year 2011? We aim to find out. This year, Michel Hazanavicius’s “The Artist” has been burning up the film festival circuit, earning raves at Cannes and, most recently, at[...]

Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan in “Drive” – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: A number of actors attending this year’s Toronto International Film Festival have two films to promote. George Clooney has his own “The Ides of March,” as well as Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants.” Michael Fassbender has “A Dangerous Method” for David Cronenberg and Steve McQueen’s “Shame.” And then[...]

Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill in “Moneyball” – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The thing about the Toronto International Film Festival is that the annual event can be used as a high-profile launch for a film that’s going to reach theaters a week or two later. This year, Sony is bringing the talent behind Bennett Miller’s baseball drama “Moneyball” to[...]

Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska in “Albert Nobbs” – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: At the Toronto International Film Festival, the talent isn’t just on the screen. TIFF often is characterized by the sheer number of actors, directors, producers and talents that are occupying theater seats, eating in restaurants, strolling through hotel lobbies and conversing with fans as the film festival[...]

Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen in “A Dangerous Method” – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It wouldn’t be TIFF without a new film by Toronto native David Cronenberg, which is part of the reason why we are extremely excited for the acclaimed director’s latest picture “A Dangerous Method.” The sexually charged historical drama makes its North American premiere at this year’s TIFF[...]

Tilda Swinton in “We Need to Talk About Kevin” – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Our preview coverage of the 36th Toronto International Film Festival continues as we approach the Thursday, Sept. 8 launch of this year’s event. In an effort to streamline our coverage, we’re writing about the films we’re eagerly anticipating, knowing that there are bound to be some surprises[...]

George Clooney in Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” – TIFF 2011

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: As the 36th Toronto International Film Festival rolls closer (festivities kick off on Thursday, Sept. 8), we continue to preview the films we plan to cover while attending TIFF. George Clooney will be a very busy man in Toronto this year. While the bulk of his attention likely[...]
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