Jesse Wente awarded first-ever Reelworld Reel Activist award

For its 17th edition, Toronto’s Reelworld Film Festival will present an award that salutes industry players dedicated to activating change off and onscreen. The first-ever Reelworld Reel Activist Award goes to Jesse Wente, an Ojibwe broadcaster and film developer who’s well known for, well, keeping it real. A CBC Radio columnist who next month will resign from his post as […]

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With new Movie Brad’s Status, Ben Stiller does a deep Dip into self-doubt

Some actors make as much eye contact during interviews, it is almost unnerving. And then there is Ben Stiller. In our 13 minutes together in the just-concluded Toronto International Film Festival — shaved from 15 minutes; everybody was shaving interviews this season — I think he looked directly at me three times. Mainly he kept his head turned toward the […]

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Fail to Appear, screening at VIFF, showcases a Fresh wave of Toronto talent

It’s a fool’s game to crown any movie a surefire buzz generator entering an event as big as the Vancouver International Film Festival, but here goes anyhow. Don’t Look, the debut feature from Canadian director Antoine Bourges, is a quiet gem which draws the viewer in from its opening frame — a long, continuous shot of office equipment in an […]

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Emmy Awards: The Handmaid’s Tale and Veep take top prizes

The dystopian vision of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the profoundly cynical Washington humor “Veep” and the ever-topical “Saturday Night Live” won top series honours Sunday in an Emmy Awards ceremony that took virtually nonstop aim at President Donald Trump in speeches and awards. “Go home, get to work, we’ve got a good deal of things to fight for,” producer Bruce Miller […]

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The film industry’s incoming Increase of Global co-productions

Last weekend, the Atlantic International Film Festival took over Halifax. While the majority of the discussion centred around the movies, industry players took careful notice of the Strategic Partners International Film and Television Co-Production Market that took over a corner of the festival. Many are seeking to co-productions to attempt and understand how they can help expand the range of […]

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Emmy Awards: The Handmaid’s Tale and Veep take top prizes

The dystopian vision of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the profoundly cynical Washington humor “Veep” and the ever-topical “Saturday Night Live” won top series honours Sunday in an Emmy Awards ceremony that took virtually nonstop aim at President Donald Trump in speeches and awards. “Go home, get to work, we’ve got a good deal of things to fight for,” producer Bruce Miller […]

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Review: American Assassin is crying out for a Winner kill

0.5 out of 4 stars Title American Assassin Composed by Stephen Schiff, Michael Finch, Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz Directed by Michael Cuesta Starring Dylan O’Brien, Michael Keaton and Sanaa Lathan Genre Thriller Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 Trauma and grief hit different people in different ways. A number of us, if our fiancée went down in […]

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TIFF 2017: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri wins People’s Choice Award

Three Billboards Outdoor Ebbing, Missouri has won the People’s Choice prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The devastating dark humor about revenge and redemption in small-town America conquer several other buzzworthy titles for the top honor. The first runner-up is I, Tonya, a mockumentary-style black comedy starring Margot Robbie as disgraced U.S. figure skater Tonya Harding. Second […]

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Emmy Awards open with Sean Spicer Look, Saturday Night Live takes early Wins.

“Saturday Night Live” was triumphing early at Sunday’s Emmy Awards for a season of skewering President Donald Trump, while the service and host Stephen Colbert did similarly. “I remember the first time we won this award,” creator Lorne Michaels said in accepting that the show’s trophy for best variety sketch series. “It was after the first season in 1976. I […]

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