TIFF 2023 | ‘American Fiction’ wins People’s Choice award

Erika Alexander and Jeffrey Wright in a scene from ‘American Fiction’. | Photo Credit: AP Cord Jefferson’s American Fiction, a biting satire starring Jeffery Wright as a disillusioned academic, has won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, a much-watched bellwether in the Oscar race. American Fiction is the directorial debut of … Read more

TIFF 2023 | Hayao Miyazaki invites moviegoers to dream with him one last time

The loudest applause on opening night at the Toronto International Film Festival was for Totoro. When the Studio Ghibli logo of the magical creature from Hayao Miyazaki’s “My Neighbor Totoro” appeared on the screen Thursday night, it meant to the audience the premiere of Miyazaki’s latest and perhaps last film, “The Boy and the Heron.” … Read more

Toronto film festival kicks off with Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’, few stars

A still from ‘The Boy and the Heron’ | Photo Credit: GKIDS/YouTube The Toronto International Film Festival opened on Thursday with The Boy and the Heron by famed Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, the first time an animated feature has taken the coveted spot. Although there was a dearth of star power on the red carpet … Read more