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    Toronto Film Festival Weighs ‘Digital’ and Alternative Options For September

    As the year’s film festivals weigh their options around the pandemic, Toronto Film Festival remains on track for the September season in some form or another. TIFF organizers are making any and all alternatives ready should a second wave of the virus emerge in the fall. Executive director and co-head Joana Vicente says “postponing is […] More

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    Interview: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen and Josefine Frida Discuss Religion and Power in ‘Disco’

    Premiering at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Norwegian filmmaker Jorunn Myklebust Syversen’s sophomore feature “Disco” is a striking examination of a young woman’s journey of self-discovery within a cult-like Christian environment. Playing the lead role of Mirjam is Josefine Frida in a feature film debut which duly earned her recognition as part of the TIFF […] More

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    TIFF Wrap-up: Bold Visions Highlight the 2019 Festival

    After 11 days of screenings and other film industry-related activities, the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival has come to an end. And as the curtains came down on Sunday, it was Taika Waititi‘s irreverent, anti-hate satire “Jojo Rabbit” that nabbed the coveted Grolsch People’s Choice Award. The announcement came as a surprise to many who […] More

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    TIFF Film Review: ‘Joker’ Doesn’t Reinvent the Comic Book Movie, But It Keeps the Genre Alive

    2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The Joker is one of the most familiar, and intriguing villains to ever exists both on screen and in comic books. Over the past 50 years, the Clown Prince of Crime has evolved along with each new generation of audience. With the entertainment industry’s obsession with gritty, realistic comic book […] More

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    TIFF Review: ‘Harriet’ Falls Short of its Heroine’s Greatness

    2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: As much as Hollywood tries to convince us otherwise, the world doesn’t need another biopic. But with a subject as underappreciated and vital to history as Harriet Tubman, a cinematic tribute is certainly justified. With Kasi Lemmons’ “Harriet,” that long overdue biopic of the legendary freedom fighter has finally arrived. […] More

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    TIFF Review: ‘The Cave’ and ‘Adam’ Showcase the Power of Female Solidarity in the Arab World

    2019 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Issues of women’s rights have long been a subject of heated debate in the Arab world. While situations vary considerably throughout the region, women are still fighting against culturally and religiously imposed restrictions rarely faced by their counterparts in the rest of the world. At TIFF 2019, a pair of […] More

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    WATCH: First Teaser Trailer for ‘Radioactive,’ Starring Rosamund Pike

    StudioCanal have released the teaser trailer for Marjane Satrapi‘s “Radioactive,” the biographical drama on French physicists Marie and Pierre Curie, and their discoveries. The film stars Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley. The synopsis reads: From the 1870s to the modern era, RADIOACTIVE is a journey through Marie Curie’s (Rosamund Pike) enduring legacies […] More

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    Amazon Studios Acquires ‘Sound of Metal,’ Starring Riz Ahmed

    Amazon Studios have just closed a U.S. distribution rights deal for Darius Marder‘s “Sound of Metal,” starring Riz Ahmed. The film follows the story of a heavy metal drummer who begins to lose his hearing, suffering on the drums through every ringing of the ears. The film also stars Olivia Cooke, Mathieu Amalric, Lauren Ridloff […] More

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    TIFF 2019: Audiences React to World Premiere of Noah Hawley’s ‘Lucy in the Sky’

    Noah Hawley’s “Lucy in the Sky” world premiered at Toronto International Film Festival. The film stars Academy Award winner Natalie Portman as astronaut Lucy Cola, who returns to Earth just after a remarkable mission in space. She begins to grow distant from her reality and pursues another opportunity to head back off the planet. The […] More

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    Circuit Breaker Episode 156: TIFF Checks, Year of Asian Cinema, and ‘It: Chapter Two’ Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:18:11 — 44.7MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSS | MoreWelcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast,” a weekly breakdown from featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, […] More

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