Tag Archives: Toronto

Hollywood Contenders: The fall film festival season is shaping up to be a very exciting one

As we wind down towards the end of the summer, one can’t help but have their minds wander towards what’s next, cinematically speaking. Namely, the fall festival season, which will soon be upon us. We’ve already had the Venice Film Festival announce their lineup, as well as most of the[...]

The Toronto Film Festival has crowded the Oscar field in a big way

If there’s one thing you can count on from the Toronto International Film Festival each and every single year, it’s that the fest is going to launch a ton of major Academy Award contenders. This year, that was no exception, as the race really has begun to take its initial[...]

The Toronto Film Festival will again play host to scores of Oscar hopefuls

With today’s announcement that David Dobkin’s film The Judge will open the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, I figured that it was a good time to talk about the TIFF lineup. That Robert Downey Jr. vehicle will seek to become an awards player, and it’s not alone. Each year, scores[...]

Could a Best Picture nominee launch from Cannes this year?

In the pretty near future, the lineup for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival will be announced. We already know that potential Oscar player Grace of Monaco will be there, but what else could debut at Cannes and then potentially appeal to Academy members? This particular festival isn’t nearly as awards[...]

“Silver Linings Playbook” crossed the $75 million mark

Last night’s box office was kind of a watershed moment for “Silver Linings Playbook.” David O. Russell’s Oscar nominated serio-comedy not only held its own in third place, but nudged up to cross the $75 million mark. “Silver Linings” has now also nosed ahead of “Zero Dark Thirty,” which is[...]

On the Road (***) Film Review

After what feels like just about an eternity, I finally saw ‘On the Road’ back in early October at one of the first screenings post Toronto. This is a film that’s been on the verge of release so long it’s almost become an annual joke between Clayton and myself about[...]

“Silver Linings Playbook” wins People’s Choice Award in Toronto – OSCARS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: In our recent wrap up of this year’s rich, rewarding Toronto International Film Festival slate, I wrote that the surprise of TIFF was David O. Russell’s “The Silver Linings Playbook” … not because it’s good (which it is), but because “Playbook” absolutely crushed it with Toronto[...]

Toronto ’12 Wrap Up: Which movies helped their Oscar chances? Is Silver Linings Playbook the film to beat? – AWARDS ANALYSIS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: My approach to the Toronto International Film Festival was slightly different from years past. Instead of pausing between screenings to comment on films as they played, I sprinted from one movie to the next, collecting impressions like a kid gathering colorful Easter eggs on a Sunday morning[...]

Bradley Cooper: “Silver Linings Playbook” earning raves in Toronto: Our review! – AWARDS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I never thought I’d like Bradley Cooper as much as I like him in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The actor’s been having an interesting Toronto fest. In addition to “Playbook,” he’s also the second leg of a bizarre crime-triangle crafted by Derek Cianfrance in “The Place Beyond the[...]

Ben Affleck’s “Argo” earns raves after debut Telluride screening – AWARDS

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Ben Affleck’s “Argo” has been building a steady stream of buzz behind the scenes from people in the know claiming that the seasoned actor and full-fledged filmmaker had a third consecutive hit on his hands. This afternoon, the political thriller held a not-so-secret debut screening at the[...]
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