Overview: Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer debuts with Enchanting rom-com Home Again

3 out of 4 stars Title Home Again Composed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer Starring Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen Genre Comedy Classification PG Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 Before we get to that Hallie Meyers-Shyer, manager of Home Again, is next in line to Hollywood’s romantic comedy throne after her mother — queen […]

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Overview: Director Hallie Meyers-Shyer debuts with Enchanting rom-com Home Again

3 out of 4 stars Title Home Again Composed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer Directed by Hallie Meyers-Shyer Starring Reese Witherspoon, Lake Bell, Michael Sheen, Candice Bergen Genre Comedy Classification PG Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 Before we get to that Hallie Meyers-Shyer, manager of Home Again, is next in line to Hollywood’s romantic comedy throne after her mother — queen […]

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Review: New ‘It’ adaptation delivers nightmarish terror

3 out of 4 stars Title It Composed by Chase Palmer, Cary Fukunaga and Gary Dauberman Directed by Andy Muschietti Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis and Bill Skarsgard Genre Horror Classification R Nation USA Language Language Year 2017 There are worse things to be fearful of than killer clowns from outer space. As an example, the inevitable forthcoming flood of […]

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VIFF organizers won’t Allow Toronto’s stars dim festival’s Glow

The executive director of the Vancouver International Film Festival states with some resignation which she’s accustomed to hearing the question: How come the Vancouver event never matches the celebrities and red-carpet quotient of its Toronto counterpart, the Toronto International Film Festival? Filmmaker Christopher Nolan as well as celebrities Jennifer Lawrence, Matt Damon and Idris Elba, together with many others, are […]

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Review: Tulip Fever, despite its late arrival, is still not quite in season

2.5 out of 4 stars Title Tulip Fever Composed by Deborah Moggach and Tom Stoppard Directed by Justin Chadwick Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz and Zach Galifianakis Classification 14A Nation USA Language Language Tulip Fever, a romantic drama set during Amsterdam’s Tulip Mania of the 1630s, and eventually being published Sept. 1, has already become the stuff of […]

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This year’s Leading TIFF parties, and where to find them

Producers of videos, members of the media and an array of movie fans will descend on the city of Toronto for 11 days of premieres, screenings and yes, lots of parties. Dissecting the social calendar each September requires balancing intense levels of buzz, philanthropy as well as geographic trends, but thus far, this year’s TIFF compass is pointing south. That’s […]

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After 23 years, TIFF director Piers Handling announces retirement

When Piers Handling took over as manager and chief executive of the Toronto International Film Festival in 1994, the first thing his board seat told him was to start considering his successor. Twenty-three decades later, Mr. Handling is finally stepping down. TIFF has shown that 2018 will be Mr. Handling’s last year leading the festival. In a time of year […]

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