Over the years, I've developed what I refer to as the 20-minute rule. It basically says that a movie that hasn't hooked me in the first 20 minutes probably isn't going to.
To find a good hotel that suits your family's needs is like looking for a second home. For our family the winner hands down has been the We...
As TIFF moves forward with its noble growth of a true international destination, I hope it will also recognize African filmmaking that is also emerging all over the world. The African Diaspora as well as Africans in Africa is increasingly captivated by their own movie making and it's slowly becoming just as popular as Hollywood films.
It's a little early to be proclaiming Ben Affleck's Argo the best movie of the year -- but one of the best? No question.
Looper was selected to open the 2012 Toronto Film Festival. Catch it before all the hype gives away its neighbor grabbing ending.
Culture isn't a painting on a wall or a book on a shelf. It's the way of seeing what made that painting, which is the very same process we all use to imagine what our next meal is going to taste like, or remember a kiss, or believe in an idea. Without culture we wouldn't just be animals, we would be meat.
The directors of the Toronto International Film Festival stated on July 26 that the opening night film for 2012 would be Looper, a fast-paced action flick about time travel starring Bruce Willis.
As the chopper returns, you'll get gorgeous views of the Toronto Islands, the largest urban car-free community in North America and perhaps Toronto's best geographical treasure.
I've been attending the Toronto International Film Festival in various permutations over the last decade. This year was especially interesting as it was my inaugural TIFF season on Twitter -- adding a virtual blizzard of information into the mix. My coverage this year was a pu-pu platter of events, lounges, pop-ups and charitable causes and with most of it being re-tweeted in real-time, I quickly learned that I could not "dance at every wedding."
Aesthetically, Spring Breakers is an incredible achievement. Korine's cinematography is beautiful with vibrant pinks and yellows to remind us of the sunny and dream-like feel of Florida.
It's time to start asking: what will win the Oscar for best film next year? Or maybe it's too early for such questions, but I've just returned from the Toronto International Film Festival, so forgive me for jumping the gun.
Black films, actors and directors headed to the 37th annual Toronto International Film Festival this September and made their mark.
Welcome to The Chase, HuffPost Entertainment's weekly breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 25, 2012, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 85th annual Academy Awards.
12:00PM - "Welcome to Day 11, last day of the Festival. And we have Spike Lee in the house." Audience jumps to their feet as I introduce Bad 25 and bring Spike up on stage, one last time. Class act to show up for the Intro on his way to the airport. And not a bad way to finish my festival.
With the Toronto International Film Festival taking over the city, I can't help but think about the state of the Canadian film industry. As far as the amount of Canadian talent we have, it's there. We have it -- we just need to get out there a support it. We need to watch our own films and our own television productions.
Day 7. 9:00AM -- Although I've probably only slept for 4 hours, felt so luxurious to have a leisurely wake-up! After the late night dancing at the City to City Party, I needed to rest up. After all, tonight is our annual Karaoke shindig, my favourite night of the Festival.