Post Tagged with: "Toronto"

Toronto Film Festival: Ellen Page on Juno's lasting influence

September 13, 2017 11:58 pm0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: Ellen Page on Juno's lasting influence

Ten years on from the release of Juno, film fans reckon they’ve spotted its influence reaching far beyond the box office. The movie, about a teenage girl falling pregnant unexpectedly, was something of a surprise hit in 2007 after it received a standing ovation at its Toronto Film Festival premiere. […]

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Toronto Film Festival: The teen actresses gaining plaudits in I Kill Giants

September 12, 2017 12:55 am0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: The teen actresses gaining plaudits in I Kill Giants

It’s not often you ask an actor how they felt about working with their co-star and they reply: “We hated each other.” Fortunately Madison Wolfe is only kidding, and she and Sydney Wade collapse into giggles as they explain how close they grew on the set of their new movie […]

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Toronto Film Festival: 7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

September 9, 2017 2:23 am0 comments
Toronto Film Festival: 7 screenwriting tips from Aaron Sorkin

You might not have heard of Aaron Sorkin, but we’re pretty sure you’ll know his work. As the writer behind The Social Network, The West Wing, The Newsroom and countless other films, plays and TV shows, he’s now considered one of Hollywood’s most loved and respected screenwriters. But while his […]

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TIFF 2017: Borg/McEnroe opens Toronto film festival

September 8, 2017 2:54 am0 comments
TIFF 2017: Borg/McEnroe opens Toronto film festival

This year’s Toronto Film Festival has officially opened – with tennis drama Borg/McEnroe kicking off proceedings. The film tells the story of the famous Wimbledon men’s final of 1980, and stars Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason as McEnroe and Borg respectively. Welsh actor Scott Arthur, who plays McEnroe’s tennis partner […]

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J-Law, Angelina and Emma Stone head to Toronto

July 25, 2017 1:10 pm0 comments
J-Law, Angelina and Emma Stone head to Toronto

Hollywood stars including Jennifer Lawrence, Angelina Jolie, George Clooney and Emma Stone are set to head to this year’s Toronto Film Festival. They’ll be hoping to create an early buzz around their upcoming films going into awards season. Toronto is seen as a key launch pad for Oscar contenders. Previous […]

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Toronto 2016: Snowden explores 'secret underworld' says Oliver Stone

September 10, 2016 4:25 pm0 comments
Toronto 2016: Snowden explores 'secret underworld' says Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone says his political thriller about whistleblower Edward Snowden explores a “secret underworld”. The director was speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival, where Snowden had its world premiere. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays the US National Security Agency contractor who fled to Russia in 2013 having revealed extensive internet and […]

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Toronto 2016: UK film experts upbeat over Brexit

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Toronto 2016: UK film experts upbeat over Brexit

UK film experts are confident that the industry will cope with the impact caused by the vote to exit the EU. The upbeat message emerged during a special Brexit debate at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday. “As an industry we are born problem solvers,” said Robbie Allen of […]

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Birth of a Nation gets standing ovation in Toronto

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Birth of a Nation gets standing ovation in Toronto

Actor and director Nate Parker received an enthusiastic welcome as his film The Birth of a Nation screened at the Toronto International Film Festival. After a public showing on Friday of the film – based on a slave uprising led by preacher Nat Turner in 1831 – Parker described it […]

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Toronto 2016: Magnificent Seven diversity 'not a statement', says director

September 9, 2016 5:11 am0 comments
Toronto 2016: Magnificent Seven diversity 'not a statement', says director

The director of the remake of western The Magnificent Seven says he wasn’t trying to make a statement with the film’s diverse casting. The film, starring Denzel Washington, opened the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night. Speaking before the film’s world premiere, director Antoine Fuqua said: “I just wanted […]

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Toronto film festival spotlights diversity

September 8, 2016 5:38 am0 comments
Toronto film festival spotlights diversity

The Toronto International Film Festival opens later with a raft of films that will spotlight the ongoing diversity debate in Hollywood. Nearly 400 films will screen at the 11-day event in Canada’s largest city. Thursday’s opening film is Antoine Fuqua’s reboot of the 1960 western classic The Magnificent Seven, with […]

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