Festivals

JOHN’S MOST ANTICIPATED FILMS FOR TIFF 2019

By John H. Foote Christmas for film critics is how I like to describe the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) though in fact it is so much more. Along with the festivals in Venice and Telluride, happening as we speak, this is the official beginning of awards season in the film industry, as the studios…

25 Years: 15 Most Jaw-Dropping TIFF Moments

By John H. Foote Since 1994 I have attended the annual film festival in Toronto called TIFF. It began in the late seventies as the brainchild of William Marshall as The Festival Of Festivals, grew to be renamed The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and under the zen-like leadership of Piers Handling has become, I…

Something Different But Familiar About TIFF This Year

By John H. Foote As the announcements for films screening at TIFF this year continue, the busy staff in this first year without Piers Handling have broken through with some new events tied to the past. Back in the seventies and eighties, the programmers of The Festival Of Festivals organized career tributes to such major…

Sundance Film Festival ’19 – Day Five

By Melissa Houghton Day Five KEY PREMIERES: Brittany Runs A Marathon, Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, Raise Hell: The Life and Times of Molly Ivins, Honeyland, Jawline, Bedlam. WHAT’S THE BUZZ, STILL? Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, Velvet Buzzsaw, Honey Boy, Hail Satan? PERSONAL NOTES: Day Five Rewind  Link courtesy of Sundance. Day…