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Oh Canada: We Do Love Your Film Festivalnew

392 films, 28 screens and a lot of popcorn.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-04-2014  |  Movies

Looper and Hotel Transylvania: One Huge Hit and One Small Chucklenew

Don't check into this cartoon hotel but definitely check out Looper.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-27-2012  |  Reviews

The Master Showcases The Two Best Performances of the Yearnew

The Master--which explores the lure and vagaries of power and free will--excises veins of American complexity rarely seen since the plays of Arthur Miller.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-19-2012  |  Reviews

TIFF is the Fest of Timesnew

Hundreds of films to be screened in 10 days.
Boise Weekly  |  George Prentice  |  09-05-2012  |  Movies

Going for the Gold at the Toronto International Film Festivalnew

The Toronto International Film Festival is often a venue for anointing the preordained, the first stop on the studios' long march toward Oscar season. But it's the surprises that shine through.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  09-29-2009  |  Movies

Finding Joy in the Little Things at the Toronto Film Festnew

Speaking strictly in percentage terms, film festivals are defined more by the movies you don't see than the movies you do. That went double for the just-ended Toronto International Film Festival, where the initial buzz was mainly concerned with the lack of putative Oscar contenders.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Sam Adams  |  09-23-2008  |  Movies

DIY Moviemaking Sensibility is Coming to a Cellphone Near Younew

The new genre of "mobile movies" is still fairly undeveloped, but signs are popping up that the scene is slowly gaining credibility with the mainstream film community.
NOW Magazine  |  Joseph Wilson  |  09-15-2008  |  Movies

Disappointments and Surprises: Toronto International Film Festivalnew

When good directors go bad. At least, that's what it has felt like around here as one anticipated new film after the next by some of the world's name-brand auteurs — the Coen brothers, Spike Lee, Jonathan Demme — has laid a less-than-golden egg
L.A. Weekly  |  Scott Foundas  |  09-12-2008  |  Movies

Bros, Butts, and More at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festivalnew

As I write this, a little over halfway though this year's visit, I haven't yet had a defining Toronto fest moment. Sure, there was the moment I became aware of just how jaded I am -- when I passed by a mob of gawkers and flashbulbs and realized I didn't give a rat's ass about which celebrity had incited such a tizzy. But so far, I haven't seen a film that truly dazzled me.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Cheryl Eddy  |  09-11-2008  |  Movies

The Road to Oscar Begins Herenew

Held midway between last year’s and next year’s Academy Awards, it's become the unofficial launching pad to Oscar glory. You want a little gold man for your mantle? Then debut your movie at Toronto International Film Festival.
NOW Magazine  |  Barrett Hooper  |  09-08-2008  |  Movies

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