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TIFF 2019: Red Carpet Remnants

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 16, 2019 @ 5:40am

The 2019 edition of TIFF is officially over, but we have plenty more to show you. Here's more highlights from the red carpet arrivals last week, featuring Ellen Page, Antonio Bandaras, Meryl Streep, Tracey Ullman, Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, and Bruce Springsteen.

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TIFF Review: Honey Boy

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2019 @ 6:19pm


Shia LaBeouf used his own experience as an emotionally abused child actor to write and star in Honey Boy, one of the standouts of this year's Toronto International Film Festival.

Like LaBeouf, Otis (played by the phenomenal Noah Jupe) is a young star in the 1990s who is coached, supervised, and controlled by his ex-rodeo clown father, James (LaBeouf).

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TIFF Review: Dads

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2019 @ 5:39pm

Bryce Dallas Howard - daughter of Ron Howard - makes her directorial debut with Dads, a documentary that celebrates what it is to be a father.

Three streams of content are woven throughout: celebrities, her own family, and unconventional dads around the world.

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TIFF Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2019 @ 5:00pm

If you're expecting a Mr. Rogers biopic, turn back now, and re-watch the 2018 documentary Won't You Be My Neighbour.

In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, Fred Rogers (Tom Hanks) isn't the protagonist. That honour goes to the character of Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys), who's based on the real life journalist behind a 1998 Esquire profile of Rogers.

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TIFF Review: The Capote Tapes

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2019 @ 4:36pm

The selling point of The Capote Tapes is the recent discovery of interviews with members of Capote's inner circle, conducted by journalist George Plimpton.

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TIFF Review: The Last Porno Show

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2019 @ 4:23pm

When an aspiring actor inherits a failing porn theatre from his estranged father, he decides to keep the doors open for a smattering of die-hard customers. He moves into the apartment above the theatre, and memories of his abusive childhood within those walls come flooding back.

Early on, he's cast in an "artful" film that requires a sex scene.

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TIFF Review: Clifton Hill

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 15, 2019 @ 4:14pm

Abby (Tuppence Middleton) returns to her hometown Niagara Falls when she inherits a run-down motel from her late mother, and tries to piece together a childhood memory of witnessing a crime. Add in an evil rich guy who wants to buy the motel, a pair of cheezy magicians, and an awkward one-night stand, and you get a film that's busier than Lundy's Lane on Canada Day.

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TIFF Red Carpet: "Double Scarlett" day

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 9, 2019 @ 7:40am

Scarlett Johansson did double duty on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival Sunday, on hand for her films Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit.

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TIFF Red Carpet: Color out of Space

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 8, 2019 @ 9:57pm

One of the most anticipated films of the Toronto International Film Festival's Midnight Madness slate is Color out of Space, adapted from the classic short story by H.P. Lovecraft. The film's stars, including Nicolas Cage and Joely Richardson, were on the red carpet for the Saturday night premiere.

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TIFF Red Carpet: Dolemite Is My Name

Posted by: Sharilyn Johnson  //  September 8, 2019 @ 9:06pm

The all-star cast of the upcoming Netflix film Dolemite is my Name was on hand for its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last weekend.

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