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 | Ethan Hawke and daughter Maya tap Flannery O’Connor’s fiction to tell her story in ‘Wildcat’

Director Ethan Hawke and his daughter Maya Hawke attend the premiere of ‘Wildcat’ at the the Royal Alexandra Theatre during the Toronto International Film Festival | Photo Credit: Joel C Ryan Director Ethan Hawke took a deep dive into the fiction of the late American author Flannery O’Connor for his new film “Wildcat,” hoping to … Read more

TIFF 2023 | Paul Simon takes a bow with a new career-spanning documentary

Paul Simon | Photo Credit: Evan Agostini After a three-and-a-half-hour documentary on his life, Paul Simon had only sympathy for the audience. “You’re probably exhausted,” Simon told the crowd after the premiere of Alex Gibney’s “In Restless Dreams: The Music of Paul Simon” on Sunday at the Toronto International Film Festival. The 81-year-old Simon, himself, … Read more

TIFF 2023 | Vicky Krieps on the feminist Western ‘The Dead Don’t Hurt’ and how she leaves behind past roles

Vicky Krieps noticed that while there’s plenty of instruction for getting into a role, there’s curiously little about getting out of one. For Krieps, the disarmingly natural Luxembourgish actor of “Phantom Thread,”“Corsage” and “Bergman Island,” it’s not a small issue. It may even be the most important part of the process. If she’s still stuck … Read more

TIFF 2023 | Nickelback reclaims the narrative with documentary ‘Love to Hate: Nickelback’

Nickelback performs during the Toronto International Film Festival, Friday, Sept. 8, 2023 | Photo Credit: Cole Burston Rock band Nickelback heard you through the years of condemnation. Their response lies in their new documentary “Love to Hate: Nickelback.” The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Friday, a fitting homecoming for the … Read more

TIFF 2023 | ‘Dicks: The Musical’ brings laughs to Toronto film festival

Aaron Jackson, Bowen Yang, and Josh Sharp arrive during the the World premiere of ‘Dicks: The Musical’ at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto | Photo Credit: MARK BLINCH During a Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) expected to lack star power, Bowen Yang brought excitement to the burgeoning crowd at the “Dicks: The … 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