TIFF 2018

TIFF REVIEW — Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

By Nick Maylor  (***1/2) Official Film Synopsis: ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is the third collaboration between award-winning photographer Edward Burtynsky and acclaimed filmmakers Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier following Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark. In breathtaking tableaus, their latest documentary continues their exploration of industrialization and extraction in astonishing scale and perspective. I walked into the upper…

TIFF Review — WILDLIFE

By Nick Maylor (***1/2) Paul Dano shows the patience, confidence and wisdom of an older, more experienced filmmaker for his directorial debut. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford first published in 1990 and the script was adapted by Dano himself and Zoe Kazan. When explaining why he chose the book, Dano…

TIFF Opens With Outlaw King

By John H. Foote OUTLAW KING (***) Though made for the streaming company Netflix, Outlaw King, which opened TIFF last night at Roy Thompson Hall deserves to be, no, demands to be seen on a vast movie screen. The better to take in the glorious helicopter shots, the lush greenery of old Scotland, and the…

My Ten Greatest TIFF Memories

By John H. Foote This year marks the 24th Toronto International Film Festival I have covered as press. In that time, I befriended the creator William Marshall and his wife Sari, two lovely people I came to love; Piers Handling, one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met; interviewed my idols, became friends…

TIFF Opening and Closing Night Films Announced

WORLD PREMIERE OF DAVID MACKENZIE’S OUTLAW KING STARRING CHRIS PINE IS THE TIFF 2018 OPENING NIGHT GALA FILM. WORLD PREMIERE OF JEREMIAH TERMINATOR LEROY TO CLOSE OUT THE 2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL. Nick MaylorNick is an actor/writer/comedian/musician from Hamilton, ON Canada. Having been a film nut since the early days of his life, Nick…