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Coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) from Erik Anderson of AwardsWatch with Rubin Safaya and Meghan White of Cinemalogue

First look: Trailer Nadine Labaki’s Cannes-winning ‘Capharnaüm’

The trailer for Nadine Labaki’s Jury Prize winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival is here and we have your first look.  Capharnaüm tells the politically charged story of a young Lebanese boy named Zain (Zain Al Rafeea) who announces that he wants to sue his parents “for giving me life.” After running away, he holds up at a decrepit fairground …

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TIFF Docs programmer Thom Powers on this year’s slate and the rise in popularity of documentary film

Thom Powers has been the documentary programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival since 2006. He oversaw TIFF’s Mavericks conversation series for nine years and created the TIFF Doc Conference. He serves as the Artistic Director of Stranger Than Fiction and DOC NYC and hosts the podcasts Pure Nonfiction and WNYC’s Documentary of the Week. He was the founding Artistic Director of the Montclair Film Festival in New Jersey from 2012-14. He programs for …

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Lucas Hedges returns home in teaser trailer for ‘Ben is Back’

Courtesy of LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions 19 year-old Ben Burns (Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges, Manchester by the Sea) unexpectedly returns home to his family’s suburban home on Christmas Eve morning. Ben’s mother, Holly (Academy Award winner Julia Roberts, Erin Brockovich), is relieved and welcoming but wary of her son staying clean. Over a turbulent 24 hours, new truths are revealed, and a mother’s undying love …

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TIFF 2018 In Conversation With…Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Toronto International Film Festival presents this year’s In Conversation With… lineup: Hilary Swank, Mahershala Ali and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Through insightful, dynamic and intimate discussion, this program will provide an engaging experience for TIFF’s audience with artists who have commanded their distinct roles on screen. All discussions are moderated by a journalist or industry expert, along with clips of career …

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First Look: Nicole Kidman in ‘Destroyer’

Courtesy of Annapurna Pictures The first official look at Nicole Kidman in Destroyer is here. The Academy Award-winning actress is no stranger to deglam and transformation; her role as writer Virginia Woolf in The Hours won her the Oscar for Best Actress. This time, Nicole Kidman plays embittered police detective Erin Bell in director Karyn Kusama’s gritty cop drama that …

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2018 TIFF Adds Neil Jordan’s ‘Greta’ with Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz; Brady Corbet’s ‘Vox Lux’ with Natalie Portman

The Toronto International Film Festival today announced two new films that will premiere as part of the Special Presentations program in September. The World Premiere of Neil Jordan’s Greta and the North American Premiere of Brady Corbet’s Vox Lux will cap off the Festival’s Special Presentations and bring the total for the program up to 24 titles. “These are two …

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Toronto International Film Festival Gala trailers for ‘Beautiful Boy,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘The Hate U Give,’ ‘Shadow’ and more

The Hate U Give World premieres, Oscar contenders, family and social dramas from the US and high-octane action thrillers from China all highlight just some of the Gala entries for this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).  “Every September we invite the whole film world to Toronto, one of the most diverse, movie-mad cities in the world. I’m thrilled that …

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Poster and first look at Jeremy Saulnier’s ‘Hold the Dark’

Jeffrey Wright (photo: Netlfix / Vanessa Perez) Netflix today revealed the first look and poster for Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark starring Jeffrey Wright, Alexander Skarsgård, Riley Keough, James Badge Dale, and Julian Black Antelope. The film, Saulnier’s follow-up to 2015’s Green Room, is set to world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in the Special Presentations section before its global …

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